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Glimepiride + Metformin
Information about Glimepiride + Metformin
How Glimepiride + Metformin works
Glimepiride + Metformin 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.
Common side effects of Glimepiride + Metformin
Nausea, Diarrhea, Headache, Upper respiratory tract infection, Dizziness, Flatulence
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Expert advice for Glimepiride + Metformin
- You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood sugar better than metformin alone.
- You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Glimepiride + Metformin.
- Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
- 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 Glimepiride + Metformin 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).