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Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER


Overview

Introduction

Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus . It is a combination medicine that can control blood sugar better than single medication. This medicine should be used along with a proper diet and exercise for best results. It should be taken with food to avoid upset stomach and it may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) as a side effect. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Glimestar-PM Tablet ER

Glimestar-PM Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Bone fracture
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to use Glimestar-PM Tablet ER

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-PM 3 Tablet ER is to be taken with food.
Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER may cause stomach upset if taken empty stomach.

How Glimestar-PM Tablet ER works

Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER is a combination of three antidiabetic medicines: Glimepiride, Metformin and Pioglitazone. They work by different mechanisms to provide better control of blood sugar when single or dual therapy is not effective. Glimepiride 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. It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione which further increases insulin sensitivity.

Glimestar-PM Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER
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
Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER 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
Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glimestar-PM 3 Tablet ER is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • It may 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).

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Glimestar-PM

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I have type 2 diabetes. What precautions can I take to control it? I am taking medicines to control it for 6 years. I am taking Glisen VM 2 and Eternex T. But the blood sugar levels remains the same. And Eternex T has an bad effect on my health. I have got constipation due to Eternex. The Fasting Sugar Level is 176. and the P.P. suagr levvel is 310.
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
It is not good control.A person can control his or her sugar levels by 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 YOU DOCTOR AND LOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you souls not treat it as disease but 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.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 snergy 11:32 PM 11:32 PM Ic attach file black 24 px Type your message Ic send black 24 px About Us T & C
Sir/madam Diabetes type--Type-2 Diabetes Im taking 1 tablet in morning after TIFFIN. Tablet--GLYCOMET-GP2 FORTE. This 1 tablet sufficient as my Diabetes checkup results.& My liver Mildly enlarged this is my problem so pls expalin only 1 Tablet wii effect on any parts of my body Pls ExplainFBS-170 PPBS-190
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Need to examine and priscribe medicine for you.Without examine , can't priscribe any medicine in your case.so plz consult doctor near by or can visit our clinic
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FAQs

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Glimestar-PM?

No, it is not safe to drink alcohol while using Glimestar-PM. Drinking alcohol may lower your blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Also, it can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.

Q. What should I inform the doctor before taking Glimestar-PM?

Before taking Glimestar-PM inform your doctor if you have congestive heart failure, kidney problems, liver problems, swelling of the back of the eye. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or a premenopausal woman. Let the doctor know if you are taking any prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Q. Can the use of Glimestar-PM lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Glimestar-PM can cause vitamin B12 deficiency as it contains metformin in it. On long-term use, it interferes with absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach.

Q. Can the use of Glimestar-PM cause hypoglycemia?

Yes, the use of Glimestar-PM 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 meal, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important. Always carry some sugary item like a candy or chocolate with you.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Glimestar-PM?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
  1. Glimepiride. North Harrow, Middlesex: Accord Healthcare Limited; 2008 [revised 24 Jul. 2014]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Metformin hydrochloride oral solution. Gloversville, New York: Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2003. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Pioglitazone hydrochloride. Wooburn Green, High Wycombe: Takeda UK Ltd.; 2000 [revised 13 Sep. 2018]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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