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Glychek 40 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Glychek Tablet

Glychek 40 Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps to control blood sugar levels and thus prevent the long-term complications of diabetes. Use this medicine along with a proper diet and exercise for best results. It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) as a side effect. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Glychek Tablet

Glychek Tablet side effects

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

How to use Glychek 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. Glychek 40 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Glychek 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.

Glychek Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glychek 40 Tablet. Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glychek 40 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Glychek 40 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Glychek 40 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Glychek 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glychek 40 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
Glychek 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glychek 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Glychek Tablet?

You should skip a dose of Glychek 40 Tablet, if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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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 Glychek 40 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 Glychek 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 Glychek

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I am surfing from type 2 diabetes age 39 taking glychek m 1/2 tab after meals now I am also suffering from loud sound gas problem what I do get rid of this
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Avoid Gas forming foods e.g. beans, cabbage, onions, broccoli, sprouts, cauliflower, cucumbers, apples, raisins, bananas. Avoid Carbonated drinks, Cheese. Packed foods e.g. salad dressings, cereals , breads Use Spices e.g Cumins, Ajwain, Hing, Turmeric.
Sir/madam Diabetes type--Type-2 Diabetes Im taking 1 tablet in morning after TIFFIN. Tablet--GLYCOMET-GP2 FORTE. This 1 tablet sufficient as my Diabetes checkup results.& My liver Mildly enlarged this is my problem so pls expalin only 1 Tablet wii effect on any parts of my body Pls ExplainFBS-170 PPBS-190
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Need to examine and priscribe medicine for you.Without examine , can't priscribe any medicine in your case.so plz consult doctor near by or can visit our clinic
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FAQs

Q. Is Glychek useful in the management for prediabetes?

Glychek 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. Can I skip Glychek for a few days?

No, Glychek 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. Does Glychek cause weight gain?

Yes, Glychek can cause weight gain. It is advisable to closely monitor your diet and do regular exercise while taking this medicine.

Q. What is the significance of HbA1c test?

Your doctor may ask you to get your HbA1c tested every 3 months. This test is done to see how well you have managed your blood sugar for the past 2-3 months.

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