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Composition for GLIM C (SWISS PHARMA)

Metformin(NA),Gliclazide(NA),Chromium(NA)

food interaction for GLIM C (SWISS PHARMA)

alcohol interaction for GLIM C (SWISS PHARMA)

pregnancy interaction for GLIM C (SWISS PHARMA)

lactation interaction for GLIM C (SWISS PHARMA)

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptoms.
UNSAFE
Glim c 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
Glim c tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for GLIM C (SWISS PHARMA)

Metformin(NA)

Uses

Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

How it works

Metformin restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also, decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Muscle pain, Abdominal bloating, Chest pain, Skin rash, Flushing, Abdominal pain, Nail disorder, Diarrhoea, Headache, Indigestion, Bitter taste, Constipation, Allergic reaction, Heartburn
Gliclazide(NA)

Uses

Gliclazide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Gliclazide increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Abnormal blood cell, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Blisters on skin, Skin peeling, Constipation, Decreased blood cell count, Diarrhoea, Decreased sugar level in blood, Indigestion, Rash, Visual impairment, Vomiting
Chromium(NA)

Uses

Chromium is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Chromium is a mineral that humans require in trace amounts

Common side effects

Acute toxicity, Nausea, Rash, Stomach upset

SUBSTITUTES for GLIM C (SWISS PHARMA)

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Expert advice for GLIM C (SWISS PHARMA)

  • Take the medicine with food to avoid upset stomach.
  • Check your blood sugar regularly.
  • Do not take metformin in severe diarrhoea or vomiting, or when starting antihypertensive or diuretic therapy or therapy with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
  • This medication may cause lactic acidosis (a build-up of lactic acid in the body, which can be fatal).
  • Lactic acidosis can start slowly and get worse over time.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if you have even mild symptoms of lactic acidosis, such as:muscle pain or weakness,numb or cold  arms and legs,trouble breathing,feeling dizzy, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, slow heart rate.
  • Do not take metformin if you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye
  • You need to get certain kidney function tests done before starting treatment  with metformin and regularly thereafter.
  • Be careful when taking this drug in combination with insulin or other oral antidiabetics, as it may lead to low  blood glucose level (hypoglycemia).

Frequently asked questions for GLIM C (SWISS PHARMA)

Metformin

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.

Gliclazide

Q.Is gliclazide same or, better than metformin?
Gliclazide and metformin belong to different class of drugs and act but separate mechanism. No significant difference between gliclazide and metformin was reported in clinical studies as regards their ability to reduce blood sugar

Q.Is gliclazide the same as glipizide?
No,gliclazide and glipizide belong to a class of drugs known as sulphonylureas

Q.Is gliclazide a statin or, steroid?
No,gliclazide belongs to sulfonylurea category of antidiabetic drug class

Q.What is Glizid M?
Glizid M is a combination product that contains gliclazide and metformin. Both drugs are used to lower blood glucose levels in adult with type 2 diabetes mellitus that is not controlled by diet and exercise alone.

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Content on this page was last updated on 27 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)