Description of the drug:
Glimepiride is the active ingredient present in Glypride. It belongs to a category of drugs known as sulfonylureas. The medicine helps the pancreas to release insulin. The latter is a chemical that the body produces to transport sugar from the bloodstream into the cells. After the sugar enters the cells, they can use it as fuel for the body. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce adequate insulin or it is unable to use the insulin that it makes. The sugar therefore remains in the bloodstream. This leads to high blood sugar levels.
Indications and Usage:
The medicine is used to control blood sugar in people afflicted with type 2 diabetes. It is taken along with proper diet and exercise. It can be administered along with other anti diabetic medicines. The medicine helps to control blood sugar, but it will not cure diabetes. Remember to continue taking the medicine even if you feel fine. The medicine should not be used to treat patients who have type 1 diabetes, a condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin. The medicine will only help reduce blood sugar if the body produces insulin naturally.
Dosage and Administration
1. Recommended dose:
Generally, the initial dosage for adults is 1 to 2 mg orally once daily. The maintenance dose is 1 to 4 mg orally once a day. The maximum daily dose that can be given is 8 mg
2. Method of Administration:
The tablet should be taken with food. It must be taken immediately before or at the time of taking breakfast or while taking the first main meal of the day. Take the tablet orally along with your breakfast. It is best to follow the directions of your doctor and not stop taking medication without consulting the doctor.
3. Missed dose:
Before you start taking the medicine, discuss with your doctor about what you should do if you forget to take a dose. As a general rule, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is time for the next dosage, skip the missed one. There is no need to take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
In case of over dosage, call the local emergency services as soon as possible. Common symptoms of overdose include loss of consciousness and seizures among others.
Forms and Strengths:
• Form: Oral tablet
• Strengths: Glypride 3 mg, Pioglit GF-30/2 mg, Pioglit G-15/2 mg, Glycomet GP-(500+1) mg, and Glycomet GP-(500+2) mg. You can buy Glypride 1 mg online as it is available at a much lower price.
The medicine is contraindicated in patients suffering from the following conditions:
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients
Insulin dependent diabetes
Hepatic function disorders
Warnings and precautions:
The medicine must be taken during or immediately after a meal. If you happen to take your meal at irregular hours or skip it altogether, the medicine can lead to hypoglycaemia.
Discuss the risks of the medicine with your doctor. You should inform your doctor if:
• You are pregnant or are planning to become so
• You are undergoing surgery
• You ever had G6PD deficiency
• You have kidney, liver, or heart disease
• You have hormone issues related to the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal gland
Let your doctor know about your exact medical condition and medical history. Even if you plan to purchase Glypride 1 mg online, first speak to your doctor.
Some side effects include:
Low blood sugar
Glimepride interacts with the following salts and medicines:
Ask your doctor for the entire list of drugs that can interact with Glimepride. Make sure to discuss with him the medicines you are currently taking or plan to take in the future.
Glimepiride is the active ingredient in the medicine. It lowers blood sugar level by stimulating the release of insulin by pancreatic beta cells and by inducing increased activity of intracellular insulin receptors.
Store this medicine in a cool and dry place. Keep it away from the reach of children. Throw away medicine that has crossed the expiry date. Make sure to keep the medicine in its own package while using it. Keep it away from sunlight and humidity. If there are unused medicines, make sure to return them to the pharmacy.
The medicine is manufactured by Sun Pharma, an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company, which is headquartered in Mumbai, India.