Glychek OD 60 mg Tablet MR

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Overview

Uses of Glychek Tablet MR

Glychek OD 60 mg Tablet MR is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Glychek Tablet MR side effects

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

How to use Glychek Tablet MR

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 OD 60 mg Tablet MR is to be taken with food.

How Glychek Tablet MR works

Glychek OD 60 mg Tablet MR is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Glychek Tablet MR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glychek OD 60 mg Tablet MR 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
Glychek OD 60 mg Tablet MR 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 OD 60 mg Tablet MR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Glychek OD 60 mg Tablet MR should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glychek OD 60 mg Tablet MR 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 OD 60 mg Tablet MR should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glychek OD 60 mg Tablet MR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Glychek Tablet MR?

You should skip a dose of Glychek OD 60 mg Tablet MR, if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Glychek OD 60 mg Tablet MR helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoid long-term complications of diabetes.
  • Take it shortly 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.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Glychek OD 60 mg Tablet MR 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.
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
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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 Glychek be given to elderly patients?

Yes, Glychek can be given to elderly patients. However, since they are more prone to the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), a regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is important. Patients should be cautious of the symptoms of hypoglycemia and always keep a quick source of sugar with them like a candy or a fruit juice.

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. Can I take Glychek if I am allergic to sulfa?

No, the use of Glychek should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides. Avoid it if you are allergic to any of the other ingredients of this medicine as well.

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. Avoid skipping your meal as it can cause very low blood sugar levels.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Jun 2018.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Indoco Remedies Limited, Indoco House, 166 CST Road, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400 098, INDIA
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