Glimy 4mg Tablet

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Composition for Glimy 4mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Glimy Tablet

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Uses of Glimy Tablet

Glimy 4mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Glimy Tablet

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Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.

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How to use Glimy 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. It is better to take Glimy 4mg Tablet with food.

How Glimy Tablet works

Glimy 4mg 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 Glimy Tablet

Expert advice for Glimy Tablet

  • Glimy should be taken with food.
  • You may get symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) with Glimy. Symptoms are dizziness, nausea, tremor, sweating or confusion.
  • The risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may increase if you miss or delay the meal, consume alcohol or use antidiabetic medication like insulin.
  • In most cases, the symptoms will quickly vanish if you take some kind of sugar (sugar candy/cubes).
  • It should be avoided or used with caution if you are also taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), alcohol, β-blockers and ACE inhibitors.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Glimy 4mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glimy 4mg 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.
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Lactation
Glimy 4mg 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 Glimy 4mg Tablet
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Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is
low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Glimy 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glimy 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Glimy 4mg 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.
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Liver
CAUTION
Glimy 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glimy 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Glimy 4mg 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.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Decmax 4mg Tablet, Decamycin 4mg Injection, Pericort 4mg Tablet, Defcort 6mg Oral Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Glimy 4mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Glimepiride

No, Glimy 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 Glimy and Sitagliptin together?
Yes, Sitagliptin and Glimy 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.
Glimy 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 Glimy different from teneligliptin?
Both Glimy and teneligliptin are effective in lowering blood glucose levels, bu they have different side effect profiles. Glimy 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, Glimy 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 Glimy. Some common side effects associated with the use of Glimy includes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), nausea, headache, and dizziness.
No, Glimy 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 Glimy with pioglitazone?
Yes, it is safe to take Glimy 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 Glimy 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 Glimy. 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 Glimy with vildagliptin?
Yes, Glimy 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 Glimy different from metformin?
Both metformin and Glimy 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 Glimy causes very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
Q. How beneficial is it to take metformin with Glimy ?
Both metformin and Glimy 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, Glimy can cause very low blood glucose levels, so a regular monitoring of blood glucose is very important.
Glimy 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, Glimy 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.
Glimy, 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. How is teneligliptin different from Glimy ?
Both teneligliptin and Glimy are effective in lowering blood glucose levels, however, they work in different ways and have different side effect profile. Glimy commonly causes hypoglycemia and weight gain while teneligliptin causes hypoglycemia, especially when used with insulins or sulfonylureas and it does not cause any weight gain. It commonly causes a headache and nasopharyngitis.
Q. Is it safe to take Glimy with liraglutide?
Yes, Glimy 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, Glimy is not a statin. It is an antidiabetic drug and is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes while Statins are lipid-lowering drugs.
No, Glimy is not a Thiazolidinedione, it is a sulfonylurea. However, both are antidiabetic medicines but belong to a different group of medicines.
No, Glimy is not a controlled drug. It is an antidiabetic drug and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
Q. Is Glimy a diuretic?
No, Glimy is not a diuretic. It is an antidiabetic drug and is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
No, Glimy has no addiction potential as no withdrawal symptoms have been reported when you stop taking this drug.
No, Glimy is not a blood thinner. It is an antidiabetic drug and is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
No, Glimy is not a beta blocker. It is an antidiabetic drug, is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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