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SWITGLIM M 2 MG/500 MG TABLET

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Composition for SWITGLIM M

Glimepiride(2 mg),Metformin(500 mg)

food interaction for SWITGLIM M

alcohol interaction for SWITGLIM M

pregnancy interaction for SWITGLIM M

lactation interaction for SWITGLIM M

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking glimepiride with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
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.
UNSAFE
Switglim m 2 mg/500 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 SWITGLIM M

Glimepiride(2 mg)

Uses

Glimepiride is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Glimepiride 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
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

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Expert advice for SWITGLIM M

  • 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 SWITGLIM M

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.

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 17 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)