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MELIPRIDE 4 MG TABLET

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Composition for MELIPRIDE

Glimepiride(4 mg)

food interaction for MELIPRIDE

alcohol interaction for MELIPRIDE

pregnancy interaction for MELIPRIDE

lactation interaction for MELIPRIDE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Melipride 4 mg tablet with food.
Taking glimepiride with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Melipride 4 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for MELIPRIDE

Glimepiride(4 mg)

Uses

Melipride 4 mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Melipride 4 mg tablet increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Bruise, Bleeding, Blood in stool, Dark colored urine, Dizziness, Sore throat, Stomach pain / epigastric pain, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Weakness, Fever

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Expert advice for MELIPRIDE

  • Take glimepiride just before or with the first main meal of the day.
  • Do not skip any meal while taking glimepiride.
  • Swallow the glimepiride tablet without crushing or chewing with at least half a glass of water.
  • Do not take glimepiride if you are allergic to  glimepiride, other sulfonylureas, sulfonamides
  • Glimepiride tablets should not be given to children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

Frequently asked questions for MELIPRIDE

Glimepiride

Q.Is glimepiride a generic drug?
Yes, glimepiride is a generic drug sold under several pharmaceutical brand names (Amaryl, Zoryl, etc.)

Q.Can I take glimepiride with metformin or insulin?
Glimepiride may be given in combination with metformin and/or insulin depending on your medical condition and as prescribed by the doctor

Q.Does glimepiride cause fluctuations in weight,diarrhea, hair loss, erectile dysfunction, swelling, constipation?
Glimepiride is reported to cause low blood sugar level,weight gain, and swelling, but is not reported to cause diarrhea, constipation, hair loss, or erectile dysfunction

Q.Is glimepiride a fast acting sulfa drug?
Glimepiride is a medium- to long-acting sulfonylurea drug against type 2 diabetes mellitus (action lasts for 24 hours). Its maximum effect is seen after 2-3 hours of drug intake

Q.Is glimepiride same as glipizide, glyburide, metformin, or insulin?
They are not same. Glimepiride, glipizide and glyburide belong to the same class of drugs called sulfonylureas. Metformin belong to class called biguanides.Glimepiride causes release of insulin but it is not insulin.It should only be used if no other alternative drug is available. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)