Q. Does Glimiprex make you sleepy?
Glimiprex itself does not cause sleepiness. However, it may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when used with other anti-diabetes medicine. Because of this you may feel sleepy or have problems in sleeping.
Q. Is Glimiprex safe for kidneys?
Glimiprex does not affect kidneys in patients with normal kidney function. However, its use should be avoided in patients with severe kidney disease since Glimiprex is principally eliminated by the kidneys.
Q. Does Glimiprex cause memory loss?
No, it is not known that Glimiprex causes memory loss. However, use of Glimiprex may cause low blood sugar which may cause problems with concentration and reduced alertness.
Q. Who should not take Glimiprex?
Glimiprex should be avoided by patients who are allergic to it, have severe kidney or liver disease, have G6PD-deficiency (an inherited condition affecting red blood cells), or are due to have surgery. Along with that, patients who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or breastfeeding, or have insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1 diabetes mellitus) should also avoid taking Glimiprex.
Q. How long does it take for Glimiprex to start working?
Glimiprex takes about 2 to 3 hours to reduce blood sugar levels. You may not feel any difference, but this does not mean it is not working. So, continue the medication as directed by your doctor and if you have any concerns, discuss it with your doctor.
Q. How long do I need to take Glimiprex? Can I stop the medication?
Treatment for diabetes is usually for life. You may have to continue the treatment life long. Do not stop taking Glimiprex without talking to your doctor. If you stop taking Glimiprex suddenly your diabetes may get worse.
Q. How and when to take Glimiprex?
Glimiprex tablets are available in 1mg, 2mg, 3mg and 4mg doses. The dose and frequency of the medicine will be decided by your doctor. Generally, a single daily dose of Glimiprex is sufficient to control blood sugar levels. The dose should be taken whole with water shortly before or during breakfast, but if you skip breakfast then it should be taken shortly before or during your first main meal.
Q. What can happen if I take more than the recommended dose of Glimiprex?
Overdose of Glimiprex may significantly decrease your blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). If you have taken an excess dose then you should instantly consume enough sugar (e.g., a small bar of sugar cubes, sweet juice or sweetened tea) and inform a doctor immediately. Severe cases of hypoglycemia accompanied by loss of consciousness and coma are cases of medical emergency requiring immediate medical treatment and admission into hospital.
Q. How is Glimiprex different from teneligliptin?
Both Glimiprex and teneligliptin are antidiabetic drugs and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and have a different mechanism of action and side effects. Glimiprex commonly causes hypoglycemia and weight gain while teneligliptin causes headache and nasopharyngitis. Teneligliptin causes hypoglycemia when used along with insulins or sulfonylureas and does not cause weight gain.
Q. Does Glimiprex play any role in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
No, Glimiprex is not known to have any role in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Also, there is no clinical evidence available regarding the same.
Q. Is it safe to take Glimiprex with pioglitazone?
Yes, it is safe to take Glimiprex with pioglitazone in patients with diabetes mellitus. Together they can control your blood sugar levels, lower plasma lipid levels and improve blood pressure. However, the risk of very low blood sugar levels can increase and the dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted.
Q. Is Glimiprex useful in the management of gestational diabetes?
Glimiprex is not advised to be used for the management of gestational diabetes. Use of Insulin is advised during pregnancy to control the blood glucose levels.
Q. Does Glimiprex cause weight gain?
Yes, Glimiprex 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.
Q. Is there any benefit of taking Glimiprex with insulin?
Glimiprex, when used with insulin, can help to control high blood sugar levels. Taking them together can help lower the dose of insulin but there could be an increased risk of hypoglycemia. Dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted along with regular blood sugar level monitoring.
Q. How is teneligliptin different from Glimiprex ?
Both teneligliptin and Glimiprex are effective in lowering blood glucose levels, however, they work in different ways and have different side effect profile. Glimiprex commonly causes hypoglycemia and weight gain while teneligliptin causes hypoglycemia, especially when used with insulins or sulfonylureas and it does not cause any weight gain. It commonly causes a headache and nasopharyngitis.
Q. Is Glimiprex a thiazolidinedione?
No, Glimiprex is not a thiazolidinedione, it is a sulfonylurea. However, both thiazolidinedione and sulfonylurea are antidiabetic drugs, but belong to a different group of medicines.