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Glypen 80 mg Tablet

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Glypen 80 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Glypen 80 mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
MRP
40
₹4/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Glypen Tablet

Uses of Glypen Tablet

Glypen 80 mg 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.

Glypen Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Glypen are Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.

How to use Glypen 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. Glypen 80 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Glypen Tablet works

Glypen 80 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

In Depth Information on Glypen Tablet

Expert advice for Glypen Tablet

  • Glypen 80 mg Tablet helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoids 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 Glypen 80 mg 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 anxious feeling.
  • 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).
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Glypen Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Glypen Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glypen 80 mg 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
Glypen 80 mg 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
Glypen 80 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Glypen 80 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glypen 80 mg 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
Glypen 80 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glypen 80 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Glypen Tablet?uses

You should skip a dose of Glypen 80 mg Tablet, if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Glypen Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Gliclazide

Q. Is Glypen useful in the management for prediabetes?
Glypen 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 Glypen for few days?
No, Glypen 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 Glypen be given to elderly patients?
Yes, Glypen can be given to elderly patients. However they are more prone to the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), so, 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. How is Glypen different from teneligliptin?
Both Glypen and are 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. Glypen 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 take Glypen if I have a sulfa allergy?
Use of Glypen should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Q. How is Glypen different from metformin?
Both metformin and Glypen are antidiabetic drugs and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and have a different side effect profile. Metformin causes more of stomach upset, like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bloating while Glypen causes very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
Q. Does Glypen cause weight gain?
Yes, Glypen 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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Glypen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Glypen with Trimethoprim
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Medicines with composition Trimethoprim: Tmp
Glypen with Esmolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Esmolol: Neotach, Esmocard
Glypen with Rasagiline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
Glypen with Indapamide
SERIOUS
Glypen with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Glypen with Beclometasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Beclometasone: Beclate
Glypen with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrochlorothiazide: Hyros, Bpzide, Dizide, Xenia, Aquazide, Hydrazide, Thiazide, Hydride
Glypen with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Ketozoe, Ketazol, Tako, Hitoral, Hyporal, Hyphoral, Kanazole, Lirotek, Katwalk
Glypen with Clonidine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clonidine: Arkamin, Cloneon, Catapres
Glypen with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Glypen with Leflunomide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Leflunomide: Lefsum, Lefunid, Lefumide, Cleft, Lefno, Lefra, Arava, Lefrhum, Rumalef
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Loteprednol etabonate: Lotesol, Lotechek, Lotepred, Prednol LS, Lotenase, Loptica
Glypen with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Losterol, Oxipace, Lopid, Regulipid
Glypen with Bisoprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bisoprolol: Bisprol, Biselect, Concor, Trubis, Zabesta, Concor COR, Bisoheart, Bisokem, Bisocar, Bisveda
Glypen with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Olarc, Citopam, Cetadep, Topdep, Celica, Citalomine, Citalent, Citola, Cytop, Madam, Citalin, Citara, Lopram
Glypen with Pindolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pindolol: Visken
Glypen with Collagen Peptide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Collagen Peptide: Nudiglue-C
Glypen with Lactase
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lactase: Cry NO
Glypen with Betaxolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betaxolol: Glucoptic
Glypen with Clobetasol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobetasol: Clobex
Glypen with Pancreatin
SERIOUS
Glypen with Labetalol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Labetalol: Hyptol, Evabet, Labetamac, Pregnasafe, Tiplab, Labecor, Alpha Dip, Talobet, Gynapres L
Glypen with Vilazodone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Vilazodone: Vilano, Vilamid, Vilazine, Valz, Zovane, Vilaxel, Neuvilaz
Glypen with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Chlornol, Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione

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