GM -SR2 Tablet


Overview

Uses of GM Tablet SR
GM -SR2 Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
GM Tablet SR side effects
Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Taste change
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
How to use GM Tablet SR
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. GM -SR2 Tablet is to be taken with food.
GM -SR2 Tablet may cause stomach upset if taken empty stomach.
How GM Tablet SR works
GM -SR2 Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Glimepiride and Metformin. Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea which works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Metformin is a biguanide which works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.
GM Tablet SR related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking metformin with alcohol can cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, sleepiness, stomach upset, or other unusual symptoms.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
GM -SR2 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
GM -SR2 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
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
GM -SR2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of GM -SR2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of GM -SR2 Tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
GM -SR2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of GM -SR2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
GM -SR2 Tablet is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood sugar better than metformin alone.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with GM -SR2 Tablet.
  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor about your diabetes treatment if you are due to have surgery under a general anaesthetic.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, or persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain as GM -SR2 Tablet may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.
  • 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).

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to GM

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Due to water change in my area my skin got darkened can u please suggest some medicine to get my color back
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Make a powder of 10 gm rice, 10 gm besan 20 gm masoor daal , 20 gl oats, 10 gm almond, 10 gm manjistha, 10 gm rose petals, 5gm turmeric, half gm kesar. and mix well. use this for bathing purpose instaed os soap. You will find improvement
Ring worm appeared .I already use like candid plus,lobate gm,kz.But appeared again.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Stop all other creams applications. Cap. Itraconazole (Itrasys/ Canditral) 100mg twice daily for 2 weeks.Sertacide Cream for application twice daily for 1 month. Tab. Fexova 180 mg (if required in case of itching)Blood Test- Serum Insulin Fasting & PP. The treatment has to be complete otherwise it will be recur.
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FAQs

Q. What are the storage condition for GM?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. Can the use of GM lead to lactic acidosis?
Yes, the use of GM can lead to lactic acidosis. It is a medical emergency which is caused by increased levels of lactic acid in the blood. It is also known as MALA (Metformin associated lactic acidosis). It is a rare side effect associated with the use of metformin and therefore, it is contraindicated in patients with underlying kidney disease, old age patients or who take large amounts of alcohol. Symptoms of lactic acidosis may include muscle pain or weakness, dizziness, tiredness, feeling of cold in arms and legs, difficulty in breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or slow heart rate. If you have these symptoms, stop taking GM and immediately consult your doctor.
Q. What is GM?
GM is a combination of two medicines: Glimepiride+Metformin. This medicine is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) along with diet and exercise to improve blood glucose levels in adults. Glimepiride lowers the blood glucose levels by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas. Metformin works by lowering the glucose production in the liver and improving insulin sensitivity. This combination is not indicated for the treatment of Type 1 DM.
Q. What are the possible side effects of GM?
The use of GM is associated with common side effects like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), altered taste, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache and upper respiratory tract infection. Its use can also lead to serious, but rare side effect lactic acidosis. On long term use it can also lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Q. Can the use of GM lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?
Yes, the use of GM can cause vitamin B12 deficiency on long-term use as it interferes with absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems and the patient can have tingling sensation and numbness in hands and feet, weakness, urinary problems, change in mental status and difficulty in making balance (ataxia). To avoid such problems, some researchers suggest an intake of vitamin B12 from outside at least once every year.
Q. Can the use of GM cause hypoglycemia?
Yes, the use of GM can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate and feeling anxious or shaky. It happens more often if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, do more than routine exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important. Always keep a quick source of sugar like glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with you.
Q. Is it safe to take alcohol while I am also taking GM?
No, it is not safe to take GM along with alcohol, as it may lower your low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) and can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 20th Aug 2018.
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