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BETAGLIM 4 MG TABLET

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Composition for BETAGLIM

Glimepiride(4 mg)

food interaction for BETAGLIM

alcohol interaction for BETAGLIM

pregnancy interaction for BETAGLIM

lactation interaction for BETAGLIM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Betaglim 4 mg tablet with food.
Taking glimepiride with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Betaglim 4 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for BETAGLIM

Glimepiride(4 mg)

Uses

Betaglim 4 mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Betaglim 4 mg tablet increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Bruise, Bleeding, Blood in stool, Dark colored urine, Dizziness, Sore throat, Stomach pain / epigastric pain, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Weakness, Fever

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Expert advice for BETAGLIM

  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines.
  • Low blood sugar is life-threatening. Low blood sugar may develop due to:
    • Delay or missing scheduled meals or snacks. 
    • Exercising more than usual. 
    • Drinking a significant amount of alcohol.
    • Using too much insulin. 
    • Sickness (vomiting or diarrhea).
  • Symptoms of low blood sugar (alarming signs) are fast heartbeat, sweating, cool and pale skin, feeling shaky, confusion or irritability, headache, nausea, and nightmares. Make sure that you have access to quick-acting sugar sources that treat low blood sugar. Consuming some form of quick-acting sugars immediately after the appearance of the symptoms will prevent the low blood sugar levels from worsening.
  • Consuming alcohol may increase the chance of severe low blood sugar.
  • Glimepiride does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.

Frequently asked questions for BETAGLIM

Glimepiride

Q.Is glimepiride a generic drug?
Yes, glimepiride is a generic drug sold under several pharmaceutical brand names (Amaryl, Zoryl, etc.)

Q.Can I take glimepiride with metformin or insulin?
Glimepiride may be given in combination with metformin and/or insulin depending on your medical condition and as prescribed by the doctor

Q.Does glimepiride cause fluctuations in weight,diarrhea, hair loss, erectile dysfunction, swelling, constipation?
Glimepiride is reported to cause low blood sugar level,weight gain, and swelling, but is not reported to cause diarrhea, constipation, hair loss, or erectile dysfunction

Q.Is glimepiride a fast acting sulfa drug?
Glimepiride is a medium- to long-acting sulfonylurea drug against type 2 diabetes mellitus (action lasts for 24 hours). Its maximum effect is seen after 2-3 hours of drug intake

Q.Is glimepiride same as glipizide, glyburide, metformin, or insulin?
They are not same. Glimepiride, glipizide and glyburide belong to the same class of drugs called sulfonylureas. Metformin belong to class called biguanides.Glimepiride causes release of insulin but it is not insulin.It should only be used if no other alternative drug is available. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 16 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)