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Gp 0.5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Usv Ltd
Medicine composition: Glimepiride
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Gp 0.5 MG Tablet is a drug that is used on treating patients suffering from type 2 Diabetes, who cant 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 anti-diabetic medicines. It is a type of sulfonylurea anti diabetic 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.

Gp 0.5 MG Tablet is a drug that is used on treating patients suffering from type 2 Diabetes,who can’t control sugar levels through diet and exercise alone. Hence this drug is used to enhance the effects of diet and exercise. It is also used along with other anti-diabetic medicines. It is a type of sulfonylurea anti diabetic 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. Gp 0.5 MG Tablet 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 the consulting doctor. Also, if you have any history of kidney or liver diseases, it should be mentioned to the doctor.

Gp 0.5 MG Tablet 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 Gp 0.5 MG Tablet is a 1mg tablet once every day.

Gp 0.5 MG Tablet might cause certain side effects as well. The common side effects arising due to the intake of Gp 0.5 MG Tablet are: anxiety, irritability, sweating, dizziness, headache, fatigue, weakness etc. Generally these side effects are mild and go away on their own after a few days. If it doesn’t, then it’s important to seek medical care immediately. There might be some severe side effects too in rare cases. It might cause severe low blood sugar in some cases. It might also result in symptoms such as seizures, weakness, blurred vision etc. It can also cause allergic reactions like anaphylaxis which causes swelling of tongue or throat and causes difficulty in breathing. Some other side effects are stomach swelling, vomiting, nausea etc. Such severe side effects must be treated immediately.

Gp 0.5 MG Tablet 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.

type Diabetes
Primary Hypercholesterolemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood)
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet is used in the lowering of abnormally high levels of lipids in the blood.
Mixed Dyslipidemia
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet is used to reduce high levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood (main constituents of body fat in humans and other animals, as well as vegetable fat). It also increases the levels of high density cholesterol.
Hypertriglyceridemia
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet is used in the lowering of triglycerides in the blood.
Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet is also used in the management of blood cholesterol and lipid levels in cases where the condition is inherited.
Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet is used in the prevention of stroke and heart attack if you are at risk due to conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease etc. It is also used in people who don't have an active disease but are exposed to multiple risk factors like smoking, age, family history of occurrence etc.
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have an active liver disease indicated by high levels of Transaminase levels in the body.
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have a known history of allergy to it.
In addition to its intended effect, Gp 0.5 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Cough Major Less Common
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet can cause severe cough as a side effect. It should be promptly reported to the doctor
Difficulty in swallowing Major Less Common
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet can cause difficulty while swallowing food. It should be promptly reported to the doctor.
Diarrhea Major Common
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet can cause diarrhea along with stomach discomfort, nausea, and vomiting.
Impaired liver function Moderate Less Common
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet can cause an increase in serum Transaminase and other components indicating an impaired liver function.
Joint pain Major Common
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet can cause pain in the joints.
Muscle pain Major Common
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet can cause pain in muscles along with cramps and twitches.
Running Nose Moderate Common
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet can cause running nose and difficulty in breathing.
Difficulty in breathing Moderate Common
Insomnia Minor Rare
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet can cause lack of sleep in some patients.
How long is the duration of effect?
The medicine remains active in the body for 3 to 4 days after onset of action.
What is the onset of action?
The effect can be observed within 3 to 5 days 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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Gp 0.5 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sanofi India Ltd
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.
India
United States
Japan
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 Disease
Liver Disease Major
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet should be given with extreme caution if you have an active liver disease. The dosage has to be suitably adjusted and clinical monitoring of liver function is necessary. The medicine should be discontinued if the liver function is abnormal even after reducing the dosage.
Rhabdomyolysis Major
Any incidence of a muscle disorder either active or historic should be reported to the doctor. The dosage needs to be very carefully adjusted in such cases. Clinical monitoring may be required in some cases. Any symptoms like muscle pain, weakness should be reported especially if it is accompanied by fever and unease.
Cognitive Impairment Moderate
Gp 0.5 MG Tablet should be given with caution if you have any symptoms of memory loss, forgetfulness or confusion. The effects tend to go away once the use of statin is discontinued.
Diabetes Moderate
The doctor should be informed if you suffer from Diabetes. Gp 0.5 MG Tablet should be taken with caution and close monitoring is required in such cases.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Grapefruit Juice Moderate
Consumption of grapefruit juice should be avoided while you are on Gp 0.5 MG Tablet. Signs and symptoms like muscle pain and weakness, fever, and chills, swelling of joints, skin rash, nausea, vomiting should be reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Medicine
Clarithromycin Major
The liver may be damaged if these medicines are taken together. Consult your doctor before taking Gp 0.5 MG Tablet with a medicine containing Clarithromycin. Report the historic use of either of the drugs to your doctor without fail. The doctor can make suitable adjustments to the dosage with close monitoring of lipid levels and liver function.
Atazanavir Major
The liver may be damaged if these medicines are taken together. Report the usage of either of the medicine to the doctor so that suitable adjustment in dosage and constant monitoring of liver function can be done.
Cyclosporine Major
The liver may be damaged if these medicines are taken together. Report the usage of either of the medicine to the doctor so that suitable adjustment in dosage and constant monitoring of liver function can be done.
Erythromycin Major
The liver may be damaged if these medicines are taken together. Report the usage of either of the medicine to the doctor so that suitable adjustment in dosage and constant monitoring of liver function can be done.
Azithromycin Moderate
The liver may be damaged if these medicines are taken together. Report the usage of either of the medicine to the doctor so that suitable adjustment in dosage can be done. Safety parameters need to be monitored at regular intervals. Any symptoms like muscle pain, weakness and dark colored urine should be reported immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

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I contacted my GP he gave gudmensia tablets and how may days I need to take to achieve the desired erection.
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Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Diabitic
taking glycomet gp 1g forte.
Today find the tablet in motion.
What to do.
Normally tablets are easily absorbed. It is very rare to excrete them. This may be one off phenomenon. Do not worry about it. And continue the treatment.
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My sugar levels is 251 fasting I am taking medicine gp-1 but it constantly since last 2 month.

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Endocrinologist, Faridabad
My sugar levels is 251 fasting I am taking medicine gp-1 but it constantly since last 2 month.
Though your sugar can be controlled with additionof more oral drugs but best option is to start insulin injections for short period of 8-12weeks to control symptoms and sugar and later try to revert to oral drugs.
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Is my visit to a GUM clinic confidential and will a positive HIV test be shared withmy GP?

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Is my visit to a GUM clinic confidential and will a positive HIV test be shared withmy GP?
Only with your permission but while visiting any Dr. You should arise him correctly about your med history.
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Worried About Dementia?

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Psychiatrist, Thrissur
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Worried about dementia?

Getting a diagnosis
If you are worried about yourself, or someone close to you, it is worth discussing your concerns with your general practitioner (GP). A diagnosis will help the doctor rule out other illnesses that might have similar symptoms to dementia, including depression. There are drugs available that appear to alleviate some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in some people. Whether you are someone with dementia or a carer, a diagnosis can help you to prepare and plan for the future.
Every person experiences dementia in their own individual way, but there is usually a decline in memory, reasoning and communication skills and a gradual loss of the skills needed to carry out daily activities.If you are feeling confused, agitated or forgetful, you should see your GP. If you are close to someone who is showing these symptoms, you could suggest that you accompany them on their first visit.

Becoming forgetful does not necessarily mean that you have dementia. Memory loss can be an effect of ageing. It can also be a symptom of stress or depression. In rare cases, dementia-like symptoms can be caused by vitamin deficiencies and/or a brain tumour.
The GP is the first person to consult. The GP may then refer the person being diagnosed to a specialist consultant. Assessments can include conversations with the person being diagnosed and those close to them, a physical examination, memory tests and/or brain scans.

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Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
A frozen shoulder may get better over time on its own without treatment, but recovery is often slow and can take at least 18 to 24 months. In some people, the condition may not improve for 5 years or more.

A number of different treatments can be used to treat frozen shoulder, although it is uncertain how effective they are and which is best.

The treatments described below can help reduce shoulder pain and keep the joint mobile while the shoulder heals.

Early stage treatments

The first stage of a frozen shoulder is the most painful. Therefore, treatment is mainly focused on relieving the pain.

During this stage, your GP may recommend avoiding movements that make the pain worse, such as stretching. However, you should not stop moving altogether.

Painkillers

If you are in pain, you may be prescribed painkillers, such as paracetamol, a combination of paracetamol and codeine or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Some painkillers, such as paracetamol andibuprofen, are also available from pharmacies without a prescription. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and make sure you are taking the correct dose.

Taking painkillers, particularly NSAIDs, in the long term can increase your risk of side effects. See the patient information leaflet that comes with your medication for more information.

Later stage treatments

After the initial painful stage, stiffness is the main symptom of a frozen shoulder. Your GP may suggest stretching exercises, and you may also be referred to a physiotherapist.

Shoulder exercises

If you have a frozen shoulder, it's important to keep your shoulder joint mobile with regular, gentle stretching exercises. Not using your shoulder could make the stiffness worse, so you should continue to use it as normal.

However, if your shoulder is very stiff, exercise may be painful. Your GP or physiotherapist can give you some simple exercises to do every day at home that won't damage your shoulder any more.

Physiotherapy

A physiotherapist can use a number of techniques to keep the movement and flexibility in your shoulder. If you are referred to one, you may have treatments including:

stretching exercises that use specific techniques to move the joint in all directionsmassagethermotherapy, with warm or cold temperature packs

There is no clinical evidence to show that other treatments, such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), IFT and lazer are effective in treating frozen shoulder.

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About Gp 0.5 MG Tablet
When is Gp 0.5 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Gp 0.5 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Gp 0.5 MG Tablet?
Key highlights of Gp 0.5 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Gp 0.5 MG Tablet?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Gp 0.5 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Gp 0.5 MG Tablet?