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Geeline 2mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Geeline 2mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called sulfonylureas and is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes thereby preventing serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage and blindness.

Geeline 2mg Tablet may be used alone or along with other medicines. It should be taken just before or with the first meal of the day. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to your blood sugar levels.

Keep taking Geeline 2mg Tablet, 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 to put you at risk of diabetes complications such as 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 effects of taking Geeline 2mg Tablet include low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), nausea, headache, weakness, and dizziness. Make sure you recognize the signs of having low blood sugar levels, such as sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking, and know how to deal with them. To prevent this, it is 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 hence should be avoided. Some people may experience an increase in weight with this medicine.

You should not take Geeline 2mg Tablet if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, 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, thyroid disease, or some hormonal conditions, as 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.

Benefits of Geeline Tablet

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Geeline 2mg Tablet increases the amount of insulin your body produces (in the pancreas). The insulin then works to lower your blood glucose level. It is usually taken once a day. You should keep taking it for as long as it is prescribed.

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 Geeline 2mg Tablet regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

Side effects of Geeline Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Geeline

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness

How to use Geeline Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Geeline 2mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Geeline Tablet works

Geeline 2mg Tablet is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower blood glucose.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Geeline 2mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Geeline 2mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Geeline 2mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with Geeline 2mg Tablet
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Geeline 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Geeline 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Geeline 2mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.
Liver
CAUTION
Geeline 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Geeline 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Geeline 2mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.

What if you forget to take Geeline Tablet?

If you missed a a dose of Geeline 2mg Tablet, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time.

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Quick tips

  • Take Geeline 2mg Tablet shortly before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast).
  • Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) alongside.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking Geeline 2mg Tablet.
  • Geeline 2mg Tablet can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Geeline 2mg Tablet affects you.
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor and anxiety.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms, such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Third-generation Sulfonylurea Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC
Action Class
Sulfonylureas (Insulin Secretogogues)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Geeline with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
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A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications like kidney or heart problems .online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
Diabetes mellitus type 2 required only ayurvedic medicine
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FAQs

Q. What is the dosage of Geeline 2mg Tablet?

The recommended starting dose of Geeline 2mg Tablet is 1 mg or 2 mg once daily, administered with breakfast. If you are at a higher risk of low blood sugar (e.g., the elderly or patients with renal impairment), you will be given a starting dose of 1 mg once daily. The usual maintenance dose is 1–4 mg once daily. The maximum recommended dose is 8 mg once daily. After reaching a daily dose of 2 mg, the dosage will be increased not more than 2 mg at 1- to 2-week intervals, based on your blood glucose level.

Q. Does Geeline 2mg Tablet make you sleepy?

Geeline 2mg Tablet itself does not cause sleepiness. However, it may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when used with other anti-diabetes medicine. Because of this you may feel sleepy or have problems in sleeping.

Q. Is Geeline 2mg Tablet safe for kidneys?

Geeline 2mg Tablet does not affect kidneys in patients with normal kidney function. However, its use should be avoided in patients with severe kidney disease since Geeline 2mg Tablet is principally eliminated by the kidneys.

Q. Does Geeline 2mg Tablet cause memory loss?

No, it is not known that Geeline 2mg Tablet causes memory loss. However, the use of Geeline 2mg Tablet may cause low blood sugar which may cause problems with concentration and reduced alertness.

Q. Who should not take Geeline 2mg Tablet?

Geeline 2mg Tablet should be avoided by patients who are allergic to it, have severe kidney or liver disease, have G6PD-deficiency (an inherited condition affecting red blood cells) or are due to have surgery. Additionally, patients who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1 diabetes mellitus) should avoid taking Geeline 2mg Tablet.

Q. How long does it take for Geeline 2mg Tablet to start working?

Geeline 2mg Tablet takes about 2 to 3 hours to reduce blood sugar levels. You may not feel any difference, but this does not mean the medicine is not working. Continue taking the medication as directed by your doctor and if you have any concerns, discuss it with your doctor.

Q. How long do I need to take Geeline 2mg Tablet? Can I stop the medication?

Usually, the treatment for diabetes is suggested for a long term. You may have to continue the treatment life long. Geeline 2mg Tablet only controls the sugar levels but does not cure it. Do not stop taking Geeline 2mg Tablet without talking to your doctor. If you stop taking Geeline 2mg Tablet suddenly your diabetes may get worse.

Q. What can happen if I take more than the recommended dose of Geeline 2mg Tablet?

Geeline 2mg Tablet should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor. Overdose of Geeline 2mg Tablet may significantly decrease your blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). If you think you have taken an excess dose and experience a dip in your sugar level, consume enough sugar (e.g., a small bar of sugar cubes, sweet juice or sweetened tea) and inform a doctor immediately. Severe cases of hypoglycemia accompanied by loss of consciousness and coma require immediate medical treatment and admission into hospital.

Q. Can you take Geeline 2mg Tablet on an empty stomach?

No. Taking Geeline 2mg Tablet on an empty stomach can cause your blood sugar levels to become too low. Low blood sugar can cause dizziness, shaking, anxiety, irritability, a fast heartbeat, and confusion. Therefore, you should always take the medicine with breakfast or the first meal of the day. If you are skipping your meal, then you should also avoid taking Geeline 2mg Tablet.

Q. Can Geeline 2mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, Geeline 2mg Tablet can cause weight gain. Geeline 2mg Tablet is a sulfonylurea drug and causes the pancreas to release insulin. It may stimulate hunger and cause mild weight gain in some people. Patients are advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly to keep their weight stable.

Q. Can Geeline 2mg Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes, Geeline 2mg Tablet can cause dizziness as a side effect. If this happens to you, sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience dizziness while travelling.

Q. What should you not eat while taking Geeline 2mg Tablet?

It is advisable to avoid foods that are high in saturated and trans fats, instead consume fats from fish and nuts. Control your carbohydrate intake as this directly affects your blood sugar.

Q. Is Geeline 2mg Tablet safe to use?

Yes, Geeline 2mg Tablet tablet is safe when used as directed by the doctor. However, it may show some side effects. For best results, it should be used in the correct dose and at the same time each day.

Q. Can people with diabetes have proteins?

Yes, people with diabetes must include proteins along with other essential nutrients in their daily diet. Proteins are one of the major energy providers among all essential nutrients. Besides, being the building blocks of the human body, proteins break down into glucose to release energy. Unlike carbohydrates, the metabolism of proteins into glucose is much slower. Therefore, the release of energy usually takes a few hours after consumption. Thus, the spike in blood sugar levels might occur after a few hours when you are on a high-protein diet.

Q. Are artificial sweeteners good for people with diabetes?

No, artificial sweeteners are not good for people with diabetes. They are composed of chemicals that can cause mild to severe side effects. Thus, it is better to limit or avoid their use as much as you can.

Q. Can diabetes cause kidney failure?

Yes, uncontrolled diabetes can cause kidney failure. In the long run, diabetes can affect the kidneys leading to a condition called diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy is a condition that is a major cause of kidney failure in patients with diabetes. The best way to prevent damage to kidneys is by keeping diabetes in check, making dietary changes, monitoring sugar levels regularly, getting routine blood tests done, and taking prescribed medications on time.

Q. Can diabetes be cured?

Diabetes is a condition that causes changes in your blood glucose levels, which if left uncontrolled, can lead to serious health complications affecting the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes. However, with simple lifestyle changes, diet, and medications, one can manage their condition and lead a healthy life.

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