Medicine Overview of Glyboral Tablet
Glyboral 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.
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. Glyboral 5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Glyboral 5mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication (sulphonylurea). It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.
In Depth Information on Glyboral Tablet
Helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoids long-term complications of diabetes.
Take just before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) alongside.
Learn how to identify and manage symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) such as sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, and headache, and teach your family as well.
Avoid drinking alcohol.
Glyboral Tablet related warnings
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
Glyboral 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Glyboral 5mg 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 Glyboral 5mg Tablet
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Glyboral 5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Glyboral 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glyboral 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glyboral 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. They can experience very low blood sugar levels while taking this medicine.
You should skip a dose of Glyboral 5mg Tablet , if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.
Frequently asked questions about Glyboral Tablet
Q. Is glibenclamide same as glipizide?
No. Glibenclamide and glipizide are different medicines; however, they belong to same family of drugs called sulfonylureas
Q. Does Glyboral play any role in the treatment of Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
No, Glyboral 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.
Glyboral should be used with extra caution in elderly patients because they are at high risk of getting low blood sugar (hypoglycemic event)
Q. Is Glyboral useful in the management for prediabetes?
The Glyboral 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 Glyboral different from teneligliptin?
Both Glyboral and teneligliptin are antidiabetic drugs and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and have a different mechanism of action and side effects. Glimepiride 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.
Q. Can I skip Glyboral for few days?
No, Glyboral 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. Can I take Glyboral if I have a sulfa allergy?
Use of Glyboral should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Q. Does Glyboral cause weight gain?
Yes, Glyboral 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.
Q. Is there any benefit of taking Glyboral with insulin?
Glyboral, 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. Is it safe to take Glyboral with liraglutide?
Yes, Glyboral 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.
Q. Is Glyboral a Thiazolidinedione?
No, Glyboral is not a Thiazolidinedione, it is a sulfonylurea. However, both are antidiabetic medicines but belong to a different group of medicines.
Q. Is Glyboral useful in the management of gestational diabetes?
Glyboral 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
Q. Does Glyboral cause hair loss?
No, hair loss is not seen with the use of Glyboral. 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 Glyboral with pioglitazone?
Yes, it is safe to take Glyboral 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.
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