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Yogamet-GM 1 Tablet ER


Overview

Introduction

Yogamet-GM 1 Tablet ER is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is a combination of two medicines that effectively control blood sugar levels, when a single medication is not effective. It should be used along with a proper diet and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken with food to avoid the side effects like nausea and upset stomach.

Uses of Yogamet-GM Tablet ER

Yogamet-GM Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Taste change
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

How to use Yogamet-GM Tablet ER

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.

How Yogamet-GM Tablet ER works

Yogamet-GM 1 Tablet ER 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.

Yogamet-GM Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Yogamet-GM 1 Tablet ER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Yogamet-GM 1 Tablet ER 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
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Expert Advice

  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
  • Inform your doctor about your diabetes treatment if you are due to have surgery under a general anesthetic.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing or if you have persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain as Yogamet-GM 1 Tablet ER 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 Yogamet-GM

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I HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES NOW I TAKE A MEDICINE FOR HUMINSULIN 30/70 DAY TIME 35 UNIT NIGHT 25 UNIT GLYCOMET SR 1 GM TWICE A DAY AND CARDACE 5 MG ECOSPIRIN AV 75/20 BUT I HAVE NO CONTROL OF SUGAR AND OTHER I GOT A GASTRIC PROBLEM HOW RECTIFIE THE PROBLEM NOW SUGAR LEVEL AFTER FOOD 256MG PLEASE DO THE NEED FUL. THANKING YOU
Dr. Rajesh Chhabra
Diabetes Specialist
You need to take proper precautions including dos n don't
Type 2 diabetes since 10 years. Uncontrolled.Fasting 120. PP 192. Night insulin dose 18 unit mantis + amaryllis m2 forte. Morning- voglibose GM forte 2.+Israel 100 + losakar 25.
Dr. Ashwin Porwal
Diabetes Specialist
kindly check the name of medicinesi need complete history and printed reports of following cbc urine routine and microscopy serum creatinine hba1c fbs ppbs
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FAQs

Q. What is Yogamet-GM?

Yogamet-GM is a combination of two medicines: Glimepiride and Metformin. This medicine is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). It improves blood glucose levels in adults when taken along with proper diet and regular exercise. 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 Yogamet-GM?

The use of Yogamet-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 effects like lactic acidosis. On long-term use it can also lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Q. Can the use of Yogamet-GM cause hypoglycemia?

Yes, the use of Yogamet-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, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of the blood sugar level is important. Always keep a quick source of sugar like glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with you.

Q. Can the use of Yogamet-GM lead to lactic acidosis?

Yes, the use of Yogamet-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 considered to be harmful for 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 Yogamet-GM and consult your doctor immediately.

Q. Can the use of Yogamet-GM lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Yogamet-GM can cause Vitamin B12 deficiency on long-term use. It interferes with the absorption of Vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems and the patient can experience tingling sensation and numbness in hands and feet, weakness, urinary problems, change in mental status and difficulty in maintaining balance (ataxia). To avoid such problems, some researchers suggest an intake of Vitamin B12 from outside sources at least once every year.

Q. Is it safe to take alcohol while I am also taking Yogamet-GM?

No, it is not safe to take Yogamet-GM along with alcohol, as it may lower your blood sugar levels and lead to hypoglycemia. It can also increase the chances of lactic acidosis.

Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Yogamet-GM?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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