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Glimipiride is an oral anti diabetic medication that controls blood sugar levels. This drug increases the sensitivity of the body cells towards the produced insulin. Glimipiride is given along with the diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Glimipiride belongs to the sulfonyl ureas class of drugs.
The ailments it is used for:
Glimipiride is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of type 2 Diabetes. It is given as an adjunct with diet and exercise in the management of Type 2 diabetes.
Understanding the drug Glimipiride:
How it works?
Glimipride helps in controlling the bloods sugar levels of the body.
It is a third generation oral hypoglycemic drug that stimulates the production of insulin from pancreatic beta cells and increases the sensitivity of body cells to the insulin. Glimipride binds with the potassium channel and depolarizes the membrane. This in turn actuates calcium ion inflow and induces insulin secretion. It aims to increase the production of insulin from the pancreas and overcomes the insulin resistance factor.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Glimipiride if you:
How much to take?
Dosage is given according to the condition and health status of the patient. The usual recommended dose starts from 1 mg or 2 mg and can be increased or decreased depending upon the condition and patient’s response. Doctor will recommend the best suitable dose for you.
What are the strengths available?
Glimipiride is available in four strength combination available at our website:
Who is the manufacturer?
Glypride is manufactured by Sun Pharma, a pharmaceutical giant and is available on our website in the pack of 30 tablets.
How to take?
Take the tablet with full glass of water. Don’t crush or chew the tablet. Always take the drug according to the instructions given on the package insert.
When to take?
Glimipiride is generally taken once per day during breakfast or first meal. Your doctor can only recommend the best timings and always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.
For how long should it be taken?
This drug is meant to be taken on regular basis, so keep on taking the drug as long as recommended by the Doctor. Sudden discontinuation can lead to undesired and severe conditions.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, immediately consult with your concerned doctor. Take medical help as soon as possible if you encounter hypoglycemia conditions:
What if you miss the dose?
Try to take the medicine at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing dose. Consult your Doctor if you miss the Dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to compensate with the previous one.
What are the side effects?
With great efficacy, Glimipiride exerts some side effects that some may experience them or some may not. Chances of getting these undesired effects vary from person to person. Some common side effects are listed below:
Some serious and rare side effects that need serious consideration are stated below:
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. Doctor gives you the complete information of the drugs that can hamper the action of Glimipiride. The drugs that may interact with Glimipiride are as follows:
What are the things to be taken care of?