Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Gluconorm PG Tablet PR

Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Gluconorm PG Tablet PR side effects

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

How to use Gluconorm PG Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet is to be taken with food.
Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet may cause stomach upset if taken empty stomach.

How Gluconorm PG Tablet PR works

Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet 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.

Gluconorm PG Tablet PR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gluconorm PG 2 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
Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Gluconorm PG 2 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
Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet 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
Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet is a combination of three medicines that provides better blood sugar control than either medicine alone.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Gluconorm PG 2 Tablet.
  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may occur when taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or on delaying/skipping a meal. Carry a sugar source with you for immediate relief.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Gluconorm PG

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High cholesterol and lipid. Also type 2 diabetes under control. Vegetarian. Pls advise on dite
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
Per day calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with a proportion of 60:20:20 between carbohydrates, fats and proteins, respectively, take Healthy fats from raw nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds etc, fresh Fruits and vegetables,whole grains, legumes and other high-fibre diet, avoid refined carbohydrate diet,if u eat non veg u can take fish, poultry egg white, pulses whereas avoid red meat, avoid saturated fats like ghee, butter, avoid sweet foods, take small but frequent meals, supplements containing omega 3 fatty acids like Multivite fm omega capsule Quit smoking, avoid too much alcohol intake, find ways to reduce stress like meditation, yoga, etc. Moderate exercise daily like a brisk walk for 1 km. hope it helps
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January and I m taking medicine. Now it's under control. Can you suggest me a meal plan that I can go for to control my weight and diabetes. Thank you
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,egg, homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water.Be active whole day for personalized diet chart write to me on shikhamishra.nutrition@gmail.com do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio or weights
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FAQs

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Gluconorm PG?
No, it is not safe to drink alcohol while using Gluconorm PG. 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 Gluconorm PG?
Before taking Gluconorm PG 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 Gluconorm PG lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?
Yes, the use of Gluconorm PG 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 Gluconorm PG cause hypoglycemia?
Yes, the use of Gluconorm PG 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 Gluconorm PG?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 10th Sep 2018.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Lupin Ltd, 3rd floor Kalpataru Inspire, Off. W E Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055. India
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