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Glimestar 2 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Glimestar Tablet

Glimestar 2 Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Glimestar Tablet side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Glimestar 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. Glimestar 2 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Glimestar Tablet works

Glimestar 2 Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Glimestar Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glimestar 2 Tablet. Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glimestar 2 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
Glimestar 2 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with Glimestar 2 Tablet
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Glimestar 2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glimestar 2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glimestar 2 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
Glimestar 2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glimestar 2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glimestar 2 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 miss a dose of Glimestar Tablet?

You should skip a dose of Glimestar 2 Tablet, if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

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Expert Advice

  • Glimestar 2 Tablet helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoid long-term complications of diabetes.
  • Take it shortly before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
  • 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 this medicine. 
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Glimestar 2 Tablet affects you.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
  • 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).

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Glimestar 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

Questions Related to Glimestar

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My mom is diabetic from last 13 years. She is on medicine and having type 2 diabetes. Currently she is taking below medicine - amaryl m2, galvusmet 50/500, forxiga-10. But from last week her sugar level is increasing and now reaches to 250 fasting. Could you please recommend me ayurvedic medicine that will keep sugar level in control and keep her energitic. Thanks
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Please consult with Ayurvedic doctor nearest to your home.
I have type-2 Diabetes taking trivolib1 And glisen mf 1 Two times a day.before meal.but.my sugar not controlled my.fbs sugar-236 And pp2bs.is 356 Pl,advisr what to do
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Hi I suggest you should consult your diabetologist or general practitinoer He will see all your previous records and review your treatment
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FAQs

Q. Can Glimestar be given to elderly patients?

Yes, Glimestar can be given to elderly patients. However, since they are more prone to the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), a regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is important. Patients should be cautious of the symptoms of hypoglycemia and always carry a quick source of sugar with them like a candy or a fruit juice.

Q. Can Glimestar cause pancreatitis?

No, Glimestar is not reported to cause pancreatitis. Some common side effects associated with the use of Glimestar include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), nausea, headache, and dizziness.

Q. Can I skip Glimestar for few days?

No, Glimestar should not be skipped as it can make your diabetes worse. If you miss the dose by mistake, take it as soon as you remember. Complete the full course prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Glimestar if I have a sulfa allergy?

Avoid using Glimestar if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

Q. Is Glimestar useful in the management for prediabetes?

Glimestar is not used for the management of prediabetes. Prediabetes is a condition with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to label you as diabetic. There are clinical studies available, but the evidence is not strong enough for its use in prediabetes.

Q. Does Glimestar cause hair loss?

No, the use of Glimestar does not cause hair loss. However, diabetes itself can lead to hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you have excessive hair loss as it could be due to some other underlying condition. Excessive hair loss can also be a sign of your diabetes getting worsened.

Q. Does Glimestar cause weight gain?

Yes, Glimestar can cause weight gain. It is advisable to monitor your diet closely and exercise regularly while taking this medicine. Avoid skipping your meal as it can cause very low blood sugar levels and you may end up snacking or taking a lot of sugars.

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