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food interaction for RGM

alcohol interaction for RGM

pregnancy interaction for RGM

lactation interaction for RGM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptoms.
Taking rosiglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Rgm 5mg/500mg/2mg 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 RGM

Glibenclamide(5 mg)

Uses

Glibenclamide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Glibenclamide increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Nausea, Anxiety, Bruise, Bleeding, Dark colored urine, Diarrhoea, Fever, Dizziness, Flatulence, Loss of appetite, Rash, Itching, Skin redness, Sore throat, Stomach pain / epigastric pain
Metformin(500 mg)

Uses

Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

How it works

Metformin restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also, decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Muscle pain, Abdominal bloating, Chest pain, Skin rash, Flushing, Abdominal pain, Nail disorder, Diarrhoea, Headache, Indigestion, Bitter taste, Constipation, Allergic reaction, Heartburn
Rosiglitazone(2 mg)

Uses

Rosiglitazone is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Rosiglitazone restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Back pain, Cardiac disorder, Cold symptoms, Nasal congestion, Fluid retention, Limb swelling, Headache, Loss of appetite, Running nose, Sore throat, Stomach pain

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Expert advice for RGM

Make sure you follow all exercise and dietary recommendations made by your doctor or dietitian. Swallow the whole tablet with or immediately after breakfast or the first main meal.Take glibenclamide exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking glibenclamide without consulting your doctor. Do not take glibenclamide;
  • If you are allergic to glibenclamide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have type 1 diabetes mellitus or have had impaired consciousness due to severe diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or deficiency of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Do inform your doctor if you are about to have major surgery or have had a recent injury (trauma) or develop a fever or severe infection.

Frequently asked questions for RGM

Glibenclamide

Q.Is glibenclamide/Daonil/Euglucon same as glyburide?
Yes. Daonil/ Euglucon are the trade names for the active substance (generic) glibenclamide/ glyburide; thus, they all are same

Q.Is glibenclamide same as glipizide?
No. Glibenclamide and glipizide are different medicines; however, they belong to same family of drugs called sulfonylureas

Q.Why is glibenclamide avoided in the elderly?
Glibenclamide should be avoided in elderly patients because they are at high risk of getting low blood sugar (hypoglycemic event)

Q.What is glibenclamide/Daonil/ Euglucon used for?
Glibenclamide/Daonil/ Euglucon is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Q.Does Daonil/ glibenclamide cause weight gain/ weight loss?
Yes Daonil/ glibenclamide are known to cause weight gain but not weight loss. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

Metformin

Q.Is Metformin a birth control pill/ insulin / statin/ banned drug?
Metformin (also available as glyciphage, glycomet, glycomet SR) is an antidiabetic drug used in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients, as an adjunct to the diet and exercise

Q.Is metformin safe?
Metformin is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is metformin good for weight loss / weight loss in non-diabetics?
Metformin is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)