Q. Is Glinil the same as Glipizide?
No, Glinil and Glipizide are different medicines. However, they belong to the same class of medicines called sulfonylureas and are used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults.
Q. Does Glinil play any role in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
No, Glinil 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. Why should Glinil be used cautiously in elderly patients?
Glinil should be used with extra caution in elderly patients because they are at high risk of getting low blood sugar (hypoglycemic event).
Q. Is Glinil useful in the management of prediabetes?
Glinil is not used for the management of prediabetes, a condition with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to label you as diabetic. There are clinical studies available, but the evidence is not strong enough for its use in prediabetes.
Q. How is Glinil different from Teneligliptin?
Both Glinil and Teneligliptin are antidiabetic medicines and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and may show different kinds of side effects. Glinil 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. Can I skip Glinil for a few days?
No, Glinil should not be skipped as it can make your diabetes worse. If you miss the dose by mistake, take it as soon as you remember.
Q. Can I take Glinil if I have a sulfa allergy?
Use of Glinil should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Q. Does Glinil cause weight gain?
Yes, Glinil can cause weight gain. It is advisable to closely monitor your diet and exercise regularly while taking this medicine. Avoid skipping your meals 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 Glinil with insulin?
Glinil, when used with insulin, can help to control high blood sugar levels. Taking them together can help to lower the dose of insulin but there could also be an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). The dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted along with regular blood sugar level monitoring. Please consult your doctor if you have any doubts and follow your doctor's instructions carefully to get maximum benefit of Glinil.
Q. Is it safe to take Glinil with Liraglutide?
Yes, Glinil and Liraglutide can be taken together, as they can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
Q. Is Glinil a Thiazolidinedione?
No, Glinil is not a Thiazolidinedione, it is a sulfonylurea. However, both are antidiabetic medicines but belong to a different group of medicines.
Q. Is Glinil useful in the management of gestational diabetes?
Glinil is not advised to be used for the management of gestational diabetes. The use of insulin is advised during pregnancy to control the blood glucose levels. However, do not start taking Glinil until prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Does Glinil cause hair loss?
No, hair loss is not seen with the use of Glinil. However, diabetes can lead to hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you have excessive hair loss as it could be due to some other underlying condition or it could be a sign of your diabetes getting worsened.
Q. Is it safe to take Glinil with pioglitazone?
Yes, it is safe to take Glinil with Pioglitazone in patients with diabetes mellitus. Together these two medicines 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.