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Glizid 80 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Glizid Tablet

Glizid 80 Tablet is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It belongs to a group of medicines called sulfonylureas and helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.

Glizid 80 Tablet may be used by itself or along with other medicines. It should be taken with food. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it is working.

Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include nausea, headache, and dizziness. It can also sometimes cause low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Make sure you recognize the signs of having low blood glucose levels, such as sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking and know how to deal with it. To prevent this, it's important to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose such as sugary food or fruit juice with you. Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of low blood sugar levels and should be avoided. Some people may find that they put on weight with this medicine.

You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, thyroid disease or some hormonal conditions. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.

Uses of Glizid Tablet

Glizid Tablet side effects

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

How to use Glizid 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. Glizid 80 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Glizid Tablet works

is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood sugar levels.

Glizid Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glizid 80 Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glizid 80 Tablet 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
Glizid 80 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Glizid 80 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Glizid 80 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glizid 80 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels with this medicine, which may take a long time to come back to normal
Liver
CAUTION
Glizid 80 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glizid 80 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Glizid Tablet?

You should skip a dose of Glizid 80 Tablet, if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

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Expert Advice

  • Take it shortly before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Glizid 80 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 Glizid 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 Glizid

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I have type 2 diabetes from last 3year.still last 3 year I haven't gain weights(60kg) Glizid M 80/500 and pioz mf 7.5 this are the present medicine of mine, Hba1c is 7.7.what should I do to gain weight
Dr. Nikhil Pursnani
Diabetes Specialist
reasons for not gaining your weight2. your are taking metformin which itself causes weight loss besides its antidiabetic benefits
I am suffering from type 2 diabetes since last 3years and hypertension from 6years. I am taking medication morning januvia 100mg,glycomet 500sr a long H and at night glycomet 500sr ,rozavel10 Bp 120/80 normal and blood sugar with in 140,
Dr. Rajesh Chhabra
Diabetes Specialist
Good, keep it up
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FAQs

Q. What is the best time to take Glizid?

Take Glizid before meals or exactly as instructed by your doctor. There are evidences stating that Glizid works best at controlling post meal high blood sugar levels when taken 30 minutes before breakfast. So, if you are supposed to take it once daily, take it in the morning before breakfast with a glass of water.

Q. Is Glizid the same as metformin?

No, Glizid is not the same as metformin. Although, both these oral medicines are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, the way they work to reduce the sugar levels are different. While Glizid acts by increasing the secretion of insulin by the pancreas, metformin acts by improving the functioning and effectiveness of the insulin already available in the body.

Q. Can you take metformin and Glizid at the same time?

Yes, Glizid and metformin can be taken at the same time but only if prescribed by the doctor. Your doctor may have prescribed taking the two together to control your uncontrolled sugar levels. However, taking the two together may cause low blood sugar which may also occur if you delay or miss a meal, exercise more than usual or take it with insulin. Follow the instructions given by your doctor strictly to avoid such complications.

Q. Is Glizid bad for kidneys?

No, Glizid is not harmful if your kidney function is normal. Any previous case of kidney problem should be informed to the doctor, so that the use of Glizid can be assessed. This is done in order to analyze whether Glizid can be given or not because it is principally excreted by the kidney. If you have kidney problems you will be started at lower dose.

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