Olglimide 2 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Olglimide Tablet

Olglimide 2 mg Tablet 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.

Olglimide Tablet side effects

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

How to use Olglimide 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. Olglimide 2 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Olglimide Tablet works

Olglimide 2 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.

Olglimide Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Olglimide 2 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
Olglimide 2 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.
Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with Olglimide 2 mg Tablet
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Olglimide 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olglimide 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Olglimide 2 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.
Liver
CAUTION
Olglimide 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olglimide 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Olglimide 2 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.

What if you miss a dose of Olglimide Tablet?

You should skip a dose of Olglimide 2 mg Tablet, if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

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Expert Advice

  • Olglimide 2 mg Tablet 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 Olglimide 2 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 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

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Olglimide

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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
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January and I m taking medicine. Now it's under control. Can you suggest me a meal plan that I can go for to control my weight and diabetes. Thank you
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,egg, homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water.Be active whole day for personalized diet chart write to me on shikhamishra.nutrition@gmail.com do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio or weights
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FAQs

Q. Can Olglimide be given to elderly patients?

Yes, Olglimide 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 carry a quick source of sugar with them like a candy or a fruit juice.

Q. Can Olglimide cause pancreatitis?

No, Olglimide is not reported to cause pancreatitis. Some common side effects associated with the use of Olglimide include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), nausea, headache, and dizziness.

Q. Can I skip Olglimide for few days?

No, Olglimide 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. Complete the full course prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Olglimide if I have a sulfa allergy?

Avoid using Olglimide if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

Q. Is Olglimide useful in the management for prediabetes?

Olglimide is not used for the management of prediabetes. Prediabetes is 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. Does Olglimide cause hair loss?

No, the use of Olglimide does not cause hair loss. However, diabetes itself can lead to hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you have excessive hair loss as it could be due to some other underlying condition. Excessive hair loss can also be a sign of your diabetes getting worsened.

Q. Does Olglimide cause weight gain?

Yes, Olglimide can cause weight gain. It is advisable to monitor your diet closely and exercise regularly 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 19th Jul 2018.
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