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Glimsite 1 mg Tablet

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Composition for Glimsite 1 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Glimsite 1 mg Tablet

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₹5.36/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Glimsite Tablet

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Uses of Glimsite Tablet

Glimsite 1 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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Glimsite Tablet side effects

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Side Effects of Glimsite are Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.

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How to use Glimsite 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. Glimsite 1 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Glimsite Tablet works

Glimsite 1 mg 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.

In Depth Information on Glimsite Tablet

Expert advice for Glimsite Tablet

  • Glimsite 1 mg Tablet helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoids 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 Glimsite 1 mg 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 anxious feeling.
  • 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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Glimsite Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Glimsite Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glimsite 1 mg 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
Glimsite 1 mg 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 Glimsite 1 mg 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
Glimsite 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glimsite 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glimsite 1 mg 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
Glimsite 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glimsite 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glimsite 1 mg 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 Glimsite Tablet?uses

You should skip a dose of Glimsite 1 mg Tablet, if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Glimsite Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Glimepiride

No, Glimsite is not known to have any role in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Also, there is no clinical evidence available regarding the same.
Q. Is it safe to take Glimsite and Sitagliptin together?
Yes, Sitagliptin and Glimsite can be taken together as it can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
Glimsite is not used for the management of Prediabetes, 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. How is Glimsite different from teneligliptin?
Both Glimsite and are teneligliptin are antidiabetic drugs and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and have a different mechanism of action and side effects. Glimsite commonly causes hypoglycemia and weight gain while teneligliptin causes headache and nasopharyngitis. Teneligliptin causes hypoglycemia when used along with insulins or sulfonylureas and does not cause weight gain.
Yes, Glimsite can be given to elderly patients. However they are more prone to the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), so, a regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is important. Patients should be cautious of the symptoms of hypoglycemia and always keep a quick source of sugar with them like a candy or a fruit juice.
No, pancreatitis has not been reported with Glimsite. Some common side effects associated with the use of Glimsite includes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), nausea, headache, and dizziness.
No, Glimsite 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.
Q. Is it safe to take Glimsite with pioglitazone?
Yes, it is safe to take Glimsite with Pioglitazone in patients with diabetes mellitus. Together they can control your blood sugar levels, lower plasma lipid levels and improve blood pressure. However, the risk of very low blood sugar levels can increase and the dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted.
Use of Glimsite should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
No, hair loss is not seen with the use of Glimsite. 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 or it could be a sign of your diabetes getting worsened.
Q. Is it safe to take Glimsite with vildagliptin?
Yes, Glimsite and Vildagliptin can be taken together, as they can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
Q. How is Glimsite different from metformin?
Both metformin and Glimsite are antidiabetic drugs and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and have a different side effect profile. Metformin causes more of stomach upset, like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bloating while Glimsite causes very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
Q. How beneficial is it to take metformin with Glimsite ?
Both metformin and Glimsite are anti-diabetic drugs and when used together, they can control blood sugar levels in a much better way compared to either drug taken alone. However, Glimsite can cause very low blood glucose levels, so a regular monitoring of blood glucose is very important.
Glimsite is not advised to be used for the management of gestational diabetes. Use of Insulin is advised during pregnancy to control the blood glucose levels.
Yes, Glimsite can cause weight gain. It is advisable to closely monitor your diet and do regular exercise 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.
Glimsite, when used with insulin, can help to control high blood sugar levels. Taking them together can help to lower the dose of insulin but there could also be an increased risk of hypoglycemia. Dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted along with regular blood sugar level monitoring.
Q. Is it safe to take Glimsite with liraglutide?
Yes, Glimsite and liraglutide can be taken together, as they can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
No, Glimsite is not a Thiazolidinedione, it is a sulfonylurea. However, both are antidiabetic medicines but belong to a different group of medicines.

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Taking Glimsite with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Glimsite with Trimethoprim
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Medicines with composition Trimethoprim: Tmp
Glimsite with Pancreatin
SERIOUS
Glimsite with Beclometasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Beclometasone: Beclate
Glimsite with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Glimsite with Celiprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
Glimsite with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Glimsite with Esmolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Esmolol: Neotach, Esmocard
Glimsite with Bisoprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bisoprolol: Biselect, Concor, Trubis, Zabesta, Concor COR, Bisoheart, Bisokem, Bisocar, Bisveda, Bis OD, Corbis
Glimsite with Loteprednol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Loteprednol: Lotesol, Lotechek, Lotepred, Prednol LS, Lotenase, Loptica
Glimsite with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Glimsite with Clobetasol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobetasol: Clobex
Glimsite with Selegiline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin
Glimsite with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Lopid, Regulipid
Glimsite with Labetalol
SERIOUS
Glimsite with Lactase
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lactase: Cry NO
Glimsite with Indapamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indapamide: Natritor, Lorvas, Natrilix, Diurix, Insuretis, Inditor, Insuret, Indromide, Indicontin, Indap, Divret, Inzu, Natridac
Glimsite with Clonidine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clonidine: Arkamin, Cloneon, Catapres
Glimsite with Leflunomide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Leflunomide: Lefumide, Cleft, Lefno, Lefra, Arava, Lefrhum, Rumalef, Lefron, DM Lef
Glimsite with Pindolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pindolol: Visken
Glimsite with Bezafibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bezafibrate: Beza
Glimsite with Vilazodone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Vilazodone: Vilano, Vilamid, Vilazine, Valz, Zovane, Vilaxel, Neuvilaz, Vilarest
Glimsite with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal, Hyphoral, Kanazole, Lirotek, Triket
Glimsite with Betaxolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betaxolol: Glucoptic, BEXOL (JAWA), Iobet, Optipres
Glimsite with Hydrochlorothiazide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrochlorothiazide: Bpzide, Dizide, Xenia, Aquazide, Hydrazide, Thiazide, Hydride
Glimsite with Rasagiline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar, Rasagin
Medicines with composition Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant: Ozurdex
Glimsite with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin, Cavidin, Rimactane, Rimpacin

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