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Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet

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Composition for Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Glim Tablet

Uses of Glim Tablet

Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Glim Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Glim are Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Taste change, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Headache, Upper respiratory tract infection.

How to use Glim 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. Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
This medicine may cause stomach upset if taken empty stomach.

How Glim Tablet works

Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Gliclazide and Metformin. Gliclazide is a sulfonylurea which works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Metformin is a biguanide which works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.
In Depth Information on Glim Tablet

Expert advice for Glim Tablet

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood sugar better than metformin alone.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet.
  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor about your diabetes treatment if you are due to have surgery under a general anaesthetic.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, or persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain as Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.
  • 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).
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Glim Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for Glim Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking metformin with alcohol can cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, sleepiness, stomach upset, or other unusual symptoms.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glim 80mg/500mg 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.
Lactation
Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glim 80mg/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.
Liver
CAUTION
Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glim 80mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Glim 80mg/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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Glim

Suffering from diabetes. Suger levels fasting 123 post lunch 177Medication before breakfast: K-Glim-M fort 2mg & Zita plus. Before dinner: K-Glim-M. Please suggest
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Continue with regular basis exercises and walk and maintain your calories intake as per your BMI
Sugar after treatment FP 253. PIOZ 15, K GLIM M 2 FORT AMARYL 1 ALL MEDICINE 1 BD. AND JANUVIA 100 OD. TELL ME TREATMENT PLEASE
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
It's not that simple as h thinkDo USG full abdomen , URINE RE/CS, Serum SODIUM , POTASSIUM , CBC, ESR,THYROID PROFILE, LFT , SERUM CREATININE , BUN , VITAMIN D & B ESTIMATION, Hba1c , BLOOD SUGAR PP & fasting , LIPID PROFILE
I am daibetes patient since my 30th age now i am taking k glim 2 mg english medicine any best treatment in homeopathy with low cost
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic medicines:RECKEWEG - R40 - DIABETES DROPSLINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/Diabetes/products/R40-DIABETES-DROPS/StandardDosage: 10 drops in half cup of water 3 times daily.
Very high sugar always use insulin daily and tablet like glim & metformin and voglibose Sugar level is always 300 plus from last 2 years sugar history is 12 years and heart angioplasty from 1 year
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
You should keep your sugar level in normal limits. Needs some dose adjustment in the medicine you are taking. So discuss with your doctor and stay regular follow up with your doctor. Also do exercise regularly and get diabetic diet chart from your diabatologist and follow it.
I am taking kglim m2 and glycomet 500 sr twice a day. Still my sugar is not in control. My fasting is 185 after taking so much of medicines. I was a heavy drunker and m not boozing since last 2 months. After I stopped boozing my sugar level has increased. Please advise how do I get this in control.While I used to booze my sugar level were well in control. I used to take K glim M1,maxformin-bWF4Zm9ybWlu">maxformin 750 in mrng and k glim m1 and 1/2 maxformin 750 at night
Dr. Abir Pal
Diabetes Specialist and Heart Specialist
yeah heavy alcohol intake can reduce your blood sugar level. but alcohol has a few benefits when it is taken in moderate amount. At the same time it is very bad for your health. It can cause cirrhosis of your liver, it can cause neuropathy or brain damage, hypoglycaemia, gastritis and nutritional deficiencies. So it is better to avoid alcohol if you don't have sufficient mediclaim. consult your diabetologist for the titration of your diabetic medications. control your diet. You may require insulin. My advise would be control your diet. stop alcohol. Do yoga. Take glimepiride 0.5 mg (Gp 0.5) after breakfast along with current medication.
Medicine now take Glucored fort Daonil 1-----1 ------1 K vog 0.3mg K glim 2mg 9XXXXXX Weekly once Neurobion injection given Over tired Leg and body Hand pain continues Wt bodyDiabetics accrued fast 18 yearsGlucose reading Empty stomach : 139 After food two hours: 220
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Need to proper investigate and examine. So plz consult doctor nearby.or you can consult me at snergy multiple speciality clinic RD CITY ,BALJEET COMPLEX NEAR SRS MARKET SECTOR 52 gurgaon 9XXXXXX .Advice to maintain calories intake as per weight ,regular walk or aerobic exercises ,on time take your medicines and once a month visit your diabetologist for routine examination and investigations. Will definitely controlled your sugar and u can live healthy life.
High cholesterol and lipid. Also type 2 diabetes under control. Vegetarian. Pls advise on dite
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
Per day calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with a proportion of 60:20:20 between carbohydrates, fats and proteins, respectively, take Healthy fats from raw nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds etc, fresh Fruits and vegetables,whole grains, legumes and other high-fibre diet, avoid refined carbohydrate diet,if u eat non veg u can take fish, poultry egg white, pulses whereas avoid red meat, avoid saturated fats like ghee, butter, avoid sweet foods, take small but frequent meals, supplements containing omega 3 fatty acids like Multivite fm omega capsule Quit smoking, avoid too much alcohol intake, find ways to reduce stress like meditation, yoga, etc. Moderate exercise daily like a brisk walk for 1 km. hope it helps

Frequently asked questions about Glim Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Glim Tablet
Q. Does Glim expire?
Yes, Glim does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack of the medicine and it refers to the last day of the month mentioned. Do not use Glim after the expiry date.
Q. What is Glim?
Glim is a combination of two medicines: Gliclazide+Metformin. This medicine is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) along with diet and exercise to improve blood glucose levels in adults. Gliclazide lowers the blood glucose levels by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas. Metformin works by lowering the glucose production in the liver and improving insulin sensitivity. This combination is not indicated for the treatment of Type 1 DM.
Q. What are the possible side effects of Glim?
The use of Glim is associated with common side effects like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), altered taste, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache and upper respiratory tract infection. Its use can also lead to serious, but rare side effects like lactic acidosis. On long-term use, it can also lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Q. Can the use of Glim cause hypoglycemia?
Yes, the use of Glipizide+Metformin can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate and feeling anxious or shaky. It happens more often if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, do more than routine exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important. Always keep glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with you.
Q. Can the use of Glim cause lactic acidosis?
Yes, the use of Glim can lead to lactic acidosis. It is a medical emergency which is caused by increased levels of lactic acid in the blood. It is also known as MALA (Metformin associated lactic acidosis). It is a rare side effect associated with the use of metformin and therefore, it is contraindicated in patients with underlying kidney disease, old age patients or who take large amounts of alcohol. Symptoms of lactic acidosis may include muscle pain or weakness, dizziness, tiredness, feeling of cold in arms and legs, difficulty in breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or slow heart rate. If you have these symptoms, stop taking Glim and immediately consult your doctor.
Q. Can the use of Glim lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?
Yes, the use of Glim can cause vitamin B12 deficiency on long-term use as it interferes with absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems and the patient can have tingling sensation and numbness in hands and feet, weakness, urinary problems, change in mental status and difficulty in making balance (ataxia). To avoid such problems, some researchers suggest an intake of vitamin B12 from outside at least once every year.
Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Glim should not to be taken?
The use of Glim should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine, and in patients with moderate to severe kidney disease or with underlying metabolic acidosis including diabetic ketoacidosis.
Q. Is it safe to take alcohol while I am also taking Glim?
No, it is not safe to take Glim along with alcohol, as it may lower your low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) and can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.
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