Glibetic 5mg Tablet
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Q. Can I skip Glibetic for a few days?
No, Glibetic 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 Glibetic with insulin?
Glibetic, 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. Dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted along with regular blood sugar level monitoring.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. Does Glibetic cause weight gain?
Yes, Glibetic can cause weight gain. It is advisable to closely monitor your diet and do regular exercise 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.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. Does Glibetic make you sleepy?
Glibetic 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 Glibetic a Thiazolidinedione?
No, Glibetic is not a Thiazolidinedione, it is a sulfonylurea. However, both are antidiabetic medicines but belong to a different group of medicines.
Q. Is Glibetic bad for kidneys?
No, Glibetic is not harmful if your kidney function is normal. Any previous case of kidney problem should be informed to the doctor, so that the use of Glibetic can be assessed. This is done in order to analyze whether Glibetic can be given or not because it is principally excreted by the kidney. If you have kidney problems you will be started at a lower dose.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. Is Glibetic the same as metformin?
No, Glibetic is not the same as metformin. Although both these oral medicines are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, the way they work to reduce the sugar levels are different. While Glibetic acts by increasing the secretion of insulin by the pancreas, metformin acts by improving the functioning and effectiveness of the insulin already available in the body.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. What can happen if I take more than the recommended dose of Glibetic?
Overdose of Glibetic 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 attention.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. What is the best time to take Glibetic?
Take Glibetic before meals or exactly as instructed by your doctor. There is evidence stating that Glibetic works best at controlling post meal high blood sugar levels when taken 30 minutes before breakfast. So, if you are supposed to take it once daily, take it in the morning before breakfast with a glass of water.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. Who should not take Glibetic?
Glibetic 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 Glibetic.medicineDetail.readMore
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Glibetic 5mg Tablet may be used by itself or along with other medicines. It should be taken on an empty stomach. 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.
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.
The most common side effects of taking this medicine include diarrhea, nervousness, tremor, and flatulence. It can also sometimes cause low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Make sure you recognize the signs of having low blood glucose levels, such as sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking, and know how to deal with it. To prevent this, its important to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose such as sugary food or fruit juice with you. Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of low blood sugar levels and should be avoided. Some people may find that they put on weight with this medicine.
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, thyroid disease, or some hormonal conditions. 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.
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Glibetic 5mg Tablet
- Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glibetic 5mg Tablet.
Glibetic 5mg Tablet 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.medicineDetail.readMore
Glibetic 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.<BR>Monitoring of the breastfed infants blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with Glibetic 5mg TabletmedicineDetail.readMore
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.medicineDetail.readMore
Glibetic 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glibetic 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.<BR>These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels with this medicine, which may take a long time to come back to normalmedicineDetail.readMore
Glibetic 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glibetic 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.medicineDetail.readMore