food interaction for DIABETROL
alcohol interaction for DIABETROL
pregnancy interaction for DIABETROL
lactation interaction for DIABETROL
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.
SALT INFORMATION for DIABETROL
How it works
Common side effects
How it works
Common side effects
Common Dosage for DIABETROL 5 MG/500 MG TABLET
Patients taking DIABETROL 5 MG/500 MG TABLET
- 79%Twice A Day
- 11%Thrice A Day
- 8%Once A Day
- 2%Four Times A Day
SUBSTITUTES for DIABETROL
- GLUCORED FORTE 5 MG/500 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Sun Pharmaceutical Industries LtdRs. 3.70/tabletRs. 37pay 12% more per tablet
- DAONIL M 5 MG/500 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Emcure Pharmaceuticals LtdRs. 4.60/tabletRs. 46pay 39% more per tablet
- DUOTROL 5 MG/500 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)USV LtdRs. 2.48/tabletRs. 24.75save 25% more per tablet
- DIBETA GB 5 MG/500 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Torrent Pharmaceuticals LtdRs. 1.60/tabletRs. 16save 52% more per tablet
- GLIFIL M FORTE 5 MG/500 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Fourrts India Laboratories Pvt LtdRs. 2.70/tabletRs. 27save 18% more per tablet
- Dr. T. Rajdev PatroMBBS, Diploma, Diploma, Diploma, DNB, Diploma, Fellowship, Fellowship, Fellowship
- Dr. Atul LuthraMBBS, MD, DNB
- Dr. Rajesh KumarMBBS, MD, Diploma, CCT
- Dr. J. K. SharmaMBBS, MD, Fellowship, Fellowship, Fellowship, Fellowship
- Dr. Sanjay VermaMBBS, MD
Expert advice for DIABETROL
- 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.
- Glibenclamide does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
Frequently asked questions for DIABETROL
Q.Is glibenclamide/Daonil/Euglucon same as glyburide?
Yes. Daonil/ Euglucon are the trade names for the active substance (generic) glibenclamide/ glyburide; thus, they all are same
Q.Is glibenclamide same as glipizide?
No. Glibenclamide and glipizide are different medicines; however, they belong to same family of drugs called sulfonylureas
Q.Why is glibenclamide avoided in the elderly?
Glibenclamide should be avoided in elderly patients because they are at high risk of getting low blood sugar (hypoglycemic event)
Q.What is glibenclamide/Daonil/ Euglucon used for?
Glibenclamide/Daonil/ Euglucon is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Q.Does Daonil/ glibenclamide cause weight gain/ weight loss?
Yes Daonil/ glibenclamide are known to cause weight gain but not weight loss. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
Q.Is Metformin a birth control pill/ insulin / statin/ banned drug?
Metformin (also available as glyciphage, glycomet, glycomet SR) is an antidiabetic drug used in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients, as an adjunct to the diet and exercise
Q.Is metformin safe?
Metformin is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q.Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q.Is metformin good for weight loss / weight loss in non-diabetics?
Metformin is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients.