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Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR

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Product introduction

Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR is a combination medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medicine is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps in proper utilisation of insulin, thereby lowering the blood sugar level.

Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It must be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose. Overdose may lead to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Some people may develop common side effects like nausea, loss of appetite, taste changes, stomach pain, diarrhea, edema (swelling) and blurred vision. However, these are usually not bothersome. If these do not resolve or worry you, please consult your doctor.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor will check your kidney function tests before starting treatment with it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.

Uses of Glitaris M Tablet SR

Benefits of Glitaris M Tablet SR

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR is a medicine that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It helps get rid of extra glucose from your body through urine. It also improves the body’s response to the hormone insulin, which is responsible for regulating blood glucose (sugar) levels in our body. The insulin helps to lower your blood glucose levels and prevents them from rising after taking meals. You should keep taking it for as long as it is prescribed.
Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

Side effects of Glitaris M Tablet SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Glitaris M

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Edema (swelling)

How to use Glitaris M Tablet SR

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. Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Glitaris M Tablet SR works

Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Pioglitazone and metformin. Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione which works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Metformin is a biguanide which decreases the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR 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
Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Glitaris M Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Glitaris M 7.5 Tablet SR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.
  • 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).
  • Inform your doctor if you notice weight gain, shortness of breath,  irregular heartbeat, or any abnormal swelling. 

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC

Patient concerns

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Is it good to take glitaris m every day
Dr. Jagruti Mahendra Parikh
Diabetology
Yes if your kidney and heart functions are acceptable
Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing 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 YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a 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 like kidney or heart problems .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
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References

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  2. Mayo Clinic. Pioglitazone and Metformin. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Pioglitazone and metformin hydrochloride (Competact) [Summary of Product Characteristics]. Wicklow, Ireland: Takeda Ireland Limited; 2021. [Accessed 26 Oct. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Pioglitazone and metformin hydrochloride (Actoplus met) [FDA Prescribing information]. Deerfield, IL: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; 2016. [Accessed 26 Oct. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link

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