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Genlip 4mg tablet

Brand: Genix

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Genlip 4mg tablet is composed of Glimepiride (4mg)

Glimepiride medicine is used, in combination with an appropriate diet and exercise, for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus (a condition characterized by elevated sugar levels) that is inadequately controlled by metformin alone or metformin and other antidiabetic medicines. It does not treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. Its prescribed and consistent use helps maintain normal blood sugar levels, prevents organ damage, and lowers the probability of heart, kidney, and brain disease.

Introduction

How To Use

  • Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water.
  • Take this medicine right before breakfast or a main meal.
  • Swallow it as a whole, do not crush or chew the medicine.
  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember.
  • Or use it exactly as instructed by your doctor.

Expert Advice

Avoid this medication if:

  • You are allergic to this medicine or it's contents (Sulfa, etc.)

Consult your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant, planning to have a child, or breastfeeding.
  • You have any sort of digestive problems.
  • You have a medical history of: Liver diseases, kidney diseases, thyroid problems, blood disorders, etc.
  • Inform your physician about any other medication you are taking. Especially NSAIDs, thyroid medicines or blood pressure medications (such as Beta Blockers, or ACE inhibitors.)

Be careful about:

  • Having your meals on time to maintain blood sugar levels
  • Taking the medicine timely, in the way that your physician has prescribed (with food)
  • Following the lifestyle changes that your physician has suggested.
  • Alcohol consumption should be avoided.

Primary Uses

Type II Diabetes

Indications

This medicine is used for managing non-insulin dependent diabetes

Side Effects

Patients using this medicine might experience:

  • low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • temporary visual impairment
  • stomach disturbances
  • liver impairment
  • metallic taste
  • rash
  • abnormal Vitamin B-12 levels.

Warnings

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant females as it may have adverse effects on the unborn child. Please consult your doctor for more information.

Lactation

This medicine is not recommended for nursing females as it may have adverse effects on the infant. Please consult your doctor for more information.

Driving

This medicine may cause dizziness during driving. Therefore, please avoid driving immediately after taking this medicine.

Liver

Liver patients should use this medicine with caution. Dose adjustment might be required. Consult your doctor for more information.

Kidney

Kidney patients should use this medicine with caution. Dose adjustment might be required. Consult your doctor for more information.

Alcohol

Avoid alcohol consumption when using this medicine. It may increase the severity of side effects.

Precautions

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor about your complete medical history, especially about heart disease, kidney diseases, and diabetes. Do not discontinue this medicine without informing your doctor. Inform your doctor about all your current medicines and significant past medical history. Inform your doctor if you are undergoing any surgery.

Contraindications

  • Allergy to sulfonylurea or sulphonamides
  • Type I diabetes
  • diabetic ketonaemia (abnormally high levels of ketone bodies)
  • metabolic acidosis (metabolic disorder with increased acidity in body)
  • lactic acidosis (buildup of Lactate in body causing acidity)
  • malnourished or debilitated patients
  • adrenal insufficiency
  • severe lung dysfunction
  • hypoxemia (decreased concentration of oxygen in blood)
  • dehydration
  • congestive heart failure.

FAQS

What family of drugs does this medicine belong to?

This drug belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. These drugs are used in the treatment and management of diabetes.

Is it safe to have Glimepiride with other anti-diabetic medications such as Sitagliptin?

It is safe to take these medications together, if your physician has recommended it. However, it is important to be even more careful about your meals and dosing schedule, to lower the risk of low blood sugar.

Can this drug be used with Insulin?

If your physician has recommended adding insulin to your treatment, then it should be taken along with this drug. Please make sure that you do not change the prescribed doses in any way, since this may cause changes in blood sugar levels.

Is it better to take metformin with this drug?

Metformin belongs to a different class of drugs, and it can be used along with this drug to improve blood sugar levels. It is safe to take metformin along with this drug, only if your doctor recommends it, and keeping the necessary precautions in mind.

Can this medicine cause low blood sugar?

This is a possible side effect, but can be avoided if meals are taken regularly.

Is this drug safe to use during pregnancy?

No. This drug is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Please consult your doctor before using it during pregnancy.

Can I use this drug during lactation?

No. The use of this medication is not recommended for use during lactation. Please consult your doctor before using this drug during breast feeding.

Can I use this medicine if I have a kidney disease?

This medicine is not recommended for use in kidney problems because it can further worsen the condition. Please consult your doctor for further assistance.

Can I use this medication if I have a liver impairment?

Glimepiride is advised to use cautiously in patients with liver disease. Your doctor may carefully alter the doses if you suffer from it.

What will happen if I skip glimepiride for few days?

This medicine should not be skipped as it can worsen your diabetes. If however, this medication is missed, take the missed pill as soon as you remember but do not double the dose. Complete the full course as recommended by your doctor.

Can I use this drug if I have sulfa allergy?

Avoid using this drug if you are allergic to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides.

Can I use this drug with my blood pressure medicine?

Certain blood pressure medicines may increase the effect of glimepiride and cause the blood sugar levels to fall even more causing hypoglycemia. For this reason, you must consult your doctor before starting therapy with this drug along with any hypertension medicines.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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