This medicine is used for the management of noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 2) as an adjunct to diet and exercise to lower blood glucose. Used in combination with insulin to lower blood glucose in patients whose hyperglycemia cannot be controlled by diet and exercise in conjunction with an oral hypoglycemic agent.
Glimepiride is a drug that is used on treating patients suffering from type 2 Diabetes, who can't control blood sugar levels through diet and exercise alone. Hence this drug is used to enhance the positive effects of diet and exercise with respect to blood sugar.
It is also used in combination with other antidiabetic medicines. It is a type of sulfonylurea antidiabetic medicine, that helps the pancreas in releasing insulin thus helping reduce the blood sugar level. It belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfonylureas.
Glimepiride is a type of sulfonylurea antidiabetic medicine which helps the pancreas in releasing insulin thus helping reduce the blood sugar level. It belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. Glimepiride is available in oral tablet form.
Before starting a course of the medication, there are certain precautions that need to be taken. Firstly, any form of allergy must be mentioned to the consulting doctor. Also, if you have any history of kidney or liver diseases, it should be mentioned to the doctor.
Glimepiride makes the skin much more sensitive to the sun. Hence, if you are using this medication, use sunscreen to avoid skin problems. Limit the intake of alcohol during medication. Also, inform the doctor if you are currently using any prescribed drugs or diet supplement.
This drug shouldn’t be used by pregnant women. If you had a surgery recently, it is advisable not to take this medicine. The starting dose for Glimepiride is a 1mg tablet once every day. Glimepiride should be stored at a temperature between 20 to 25 degree Celcius. It should be kept away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight. Keep the drug away from the reach of the children and pets.
Primary use of this medicine are as follows:
Type 2 Diabetes
How long is the duration of effect?The medicine remains active in the body for 24 hours after onset of action.
What is the onset of action?The effect can be observed within 2 - 3 hours of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for women who are or may become pregnant.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding due to a risk of severe adverse effect to the infant.
Does this affect kidney function?Dose adjustment of is needed in patients with renal impairment. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Does this affect liver function?Caution must be taken in patients with liver disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Is It safe with alcohol?Consumption of alcohol is unsafe to be taken along with this medication.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This medicine can affect the consciousness and alertness of the patient and driving must be avoided after taking it.
Are there any missed dose instructions?The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.
Are there any overdose instructions?It is recommended to discontinue the medication and contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Glimepiride as ingredient
Glimepiride lowers the blood glucose by stimulating the release of insulin from pancreatic beta cells.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
- YP2C9 enzyme substrate
- Increased effects: H2-antagonists, anticoagulants, androgens, beta-blockers, fluconazole, salicylates, gemfibrozil, sulfonamides, tricyclic antidepressants, probenecid, MAO inhibitors, methyldopa, NSAIDs, salicylates, sulfonamides, chloramphenicol, coumarins, probenecid, MAO inhibitors, digitalis glycosides, urinary acidifiers.
- Increased toxicity: Cimetidine may increase hypoglycemic effects; certain drugs tend to produce hyperglycemia and may lead to loss of control. These drugs include the thiazides and other diuretics, corticosteroids, phenothiazines, thyroid products, estrogens, oral contraceptives, phenytoin, nicotinic acid, sympathomimetics, and isoniazid.
Interaction with Food
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