GLIMY M 1 MG TABLET

Generic : Glimepiride (1mg) + Metformin (500mg)

Treatment : diabetes mellitus Type 2

Pack size  – 15 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Dr Reddy Laboratories

Made In : INDIA

Unit Price

$2.15

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Glimy M 1 Tablet PR belongs to a category of medicines known as anti-diabetic drugs. It is a combination of two medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

Glimy M 1 Tablet PR should be taken with food. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it is working according to your blood sugar levels.

Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.

 

BENEFITS OF GLIMY M TABLET PR

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Glimy M 1 Tablet PR is a combination medicine that increases the amount of insulin your body produces (in the pancreas). The insulin then works to lower your blood glucose level. It is usually taken once a day. You should keep taking it for as long as it is prescribed.
Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

 

HOW TO USE GLIMY M TABLET PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Glimy M 1 Tablet PR is to be taken with food.

 

HOW GLIMY M TABLET PR WORKS

Glimy M 1 Tablet PR 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.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glimy M 1 Tablet PR.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glimy M 1 Tablet PR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

UNSAFE
Glimy M 1 Tablet PR is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving

CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Glimy M 1 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glimy M 1 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glimy M 1 Tablet PR is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
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Liver

CAUTION
Glimy M 1 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glimy M 1 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Glimy M 1 Tablet PR is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

 

Interaction with drugs

Using the below medicines along with GLIMY M Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.

  • RIFAMPICIN
  • TRIMETHOPRIM
  • VERAPAMIL
  • CIMETIDINE
  • DOLUTEGRAVIR
  • RANOLAZINE
  • VANDETANIB
  • CRIZOTINIB
  • OLAPARIB
  • FLUCONAZOLE
  • MICONAZOLE
  • ACETAZOLAMIDE
  • INSULIN
  • PHENYTOIN

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE GLIMY M TABLET PR?

If you miss a dose of Glimy M 1 Tablet PR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECT

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Glimy M

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence

FAQ's

Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Glimy M 1 Tablet PR?

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.

Q. Can the use of Glimy M 1 Tablet PR lead to lactic acidosis?

Yes, the use of Glimy M 1 Tablet PR 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 Glimy M 1 Tablet PR and consult your doctor immediately.

Q. What is Glimy M 1 Tablet PR?

Glimy M 1 Tablet PR 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 Glimy M 1 Tablet PR?

The use of Glimy M 1 Tablet PR 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 Glimy M 1 Tablet PR lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Glimy M 1 Tablet PR 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. Can the use of Glimy M 1 Tablet PR cause hypoglycemia?

Yes, the use of Glimy M 1 Tablet PR 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. Is it safe to take alcohol while I am also taking Glimy M 1 Tablet PR?

No, it is not safe to take Glimy M 1 Tablet PR along with alcohol, as it may lower your blood sugar levels and lead to hypoglycemia. It can also increase the chances of lactic acidosis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pack size  – 15

Pack form  – tablet

Weight  – 23 (mg)

Dimensions  – 8.5 (cm) x 7.5 (cm) x 1 (cm)

MORE INFORMATION

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.