Manufacturer: CIPLA LTD
Generic Name: Glibenclamide+Metformin Hydrochloride
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THERAPEUTIC USES.: -
This prescribed combination therapy is used as an adjunct to diet and physical exercise so as to control the elevated levels of blood sugar in ‘Non-insulin dependent’ Diabetes Mellitus. This drug has two individual components of drug namely Glibenclamide and Metformin HCl. Glibenclamide belongs to a class of drugs called ‘Sulfonylurea’ and Metformin belongs to a class ‘biguanides’ respectively. Cumulatively, this drug belongs to the class ‘Sulfonylurea’. It is available in the market by the brand name Daonil.
Which ailment does Glibenclamide +Metformin HCl help treat?
• Hyperglycaemic patients in Type-II Diabetes Mellitus when glucose levels are beyond the control of diet and physical activity.
What are the side effects?
Some of the common side effects include-
• The coldness of arms and legs
• Severe Nausea
• Pain in muscles
• Loose stools
• Trouble sleeping
• Abrupt fatigue
• Sore throat
• Xerostomia (Dry mouth)
• Inflamed tongue
• Sudden sweating
• Abdominal pain
• Rapid heart rate
• The metallic taste of the mouth
Dosage of Medication
• The drug comes in the form of a regular tablet meant to be taken orally via mouth governed by the desired glucose level one time a day.
• The dosage strength of a regular tablet of Glibenclamide is 5mg
• The initial recommended dosage is half to 1 tablet one time a day before breakfast or before the first main meal.
• It is advised to always initiate the therapy with the lowest dose which can be raised subsequently.
• The initial recommended single dosage in the patients with well-controlled diabetes is half to two tablets; not to exceed more than 2 tablets. It is advised to divide the larger doses into two separate single doses.
• The usual recommended daily dosage is 1 to 2 tablets. The maximum recommended dose is 3 tablets a day.
• Your doctor will gradually increase your drug dose starting from low to high depending upon your clinical condition
• This drug shall help to tame your symptoms but may not fully cure it. For full benefits, a few weeks or more shall be required. Do continue with the drug even if you feel better. Abrupt stoppage of the drug may lead to side effects impacting your overall condition.
• Store the drug at optimum conditions out of the reach of the kids.
• It is advised not to skip the meals once the tablet has taken
• This drug is contraindicated for the patients having type-I Diabetes Mellitus.
• This drug is an absolute contraindication in the case of diabetic ketoacidosis and diabetic precoma
• Do not administer this drug therapy if you are hypersensitive to it or any of its derivatives.
• This drug is contraindicated in the case of a hepatic dysfunction
• This drug is contraindicated in the case of a renal impairment
• This drug should be temporarily discontinued in the patients undergoing iodinated contrast imaging
• Metformin may cause sepsis, dehydration, renal impairment, therefore, use this drug with caution
• Use this drug with caution in pregnancy and lactation phase
• Do not ingest the drug more often than prescribed. Do not overdose
• Do not discontinue the drug abruptly before asking your doctor
How does it help in the treatment?
This drug is an antihyperglycemic agent meant to ameliorate the glucose intolerance in the body.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.