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GLUCOSIL 5MG TABLET

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Composition FOR GLUCOSIL

Glibenclamide(5 mg)

food interaction for GLUCOSIL

alcohol interaction for GLUCOSIL

pregnancy interaction for GLUCOSIL

lactation interaction for GLUCOSIL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Glucosil 5mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Glucosil 5mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR GLUCOSIL

Glibenclamide(5 mg)

Uses

Glucosil 5mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

How it works

Glucosil 5mg tablet increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas, which in turn lowers the blood glucose levels.

Common side effects

Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness

SUBSTITUTES FOR GLUCOSIL

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Expert advice FOR GLUCOSIL

  • The most common and serious side effect is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). If you consume excessive alcohol or if you have irregular dietary patterns, you are at an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Do not skip meals when taking this medicine.
  • Please be aware of signs and symptoms of low blood sugar (dizziness, tremor, sweating, headache).
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Tell your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant or pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • It should be avoided or use with caution if you are also taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), alcohol, β-blockers and ACE inhibitors.
  • Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.

Frequently asked questions FOR GLUCOSIL

Glibenclamide

Q.

Is glibenclamide/Daonil/Euglucon same as glyburide?
Yes. Daonil/ Euglucon are the trade names for the active substance (generic) glibenclamide/ glyburide; thus, they all are same

Q.

Is glibenclamide same as glipizide?
No. Glibenclamide and glipizide are different medicines; however, they belong to same family of drugs called sulfonylureas

Q.

Why is glibenclamide avoided in the elderly?
Glibenclamide should be avoided in elderly patients because they are at high risk of getting low blood sugar (hypoglycemic event)

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Q.

What is glibenclamide/Daonil/ Euglucon used for?
Glibenclamide/Daonil/ Euglucon is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Q.

Does Daonil/ glibenclamide cause weight gain/ weight loss?
Yes Daonil/ glibenclamide are known to cause weight gain but not weight loss. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)