Glimestar-M 0.5mg/500mg Tablet (Glimepiride 0.5mg / Metformin 500mg)
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||India|
|INDICATION||Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus|
|PACKAGING||10 tablet dt in 1 strip|
|MANUFACTURER||Mankind Pharma Ltd|
|COMPOSITION||Glimepiride (0.5mg) + Metformin (500mg)|
Glimestar-M 0.5mg-500mg Tablet belongs to a category of medicines known as anti-diabetic drugs. It is a combination of two medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
Glimestar-M 0.5mg/500mg Tablet should be taken with food. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it is working according to your blood sugar levels.
Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.
The most common side effect of Glimestar-M 0.5mg/500mg Tablet is low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Make sure you recognize the signs of having low blood glucose levels, such as sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking, and know how to deal with it. To prevent this, it’s important to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose such as sugary food or fruit juice with you. Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of low blood sugar levels and should be avoided. Other side effects that may be seen on taking this medicine include taste changes, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, and upper respiratory tract infection. Some people may find that they put on weight with this medicine.
You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.
USES OF GLIMESTAR-M TABLET
BENEFITS OF GLIMESTAR-M TABLET
In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.
SIDE EFFECTS OF GLIMESTAR-M TABLET
Common side effects of Glimestar-M
- Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
HOW TO USE GLIMESTAR-M TABLET
HOW GLIMESTAR-M TABLET WORKS
Use of Glimestar-M 0.5mg/500mg Tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Glimestar-M 0.5mg/500mg Tablet is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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