Apriglim M 3 Mg Tablet 10
Glimepiride drug is used to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It is prescribed along with healthy diet and exercises. Controlling high blood sugar levels prevents complications such as kidney diseases, nerve problems, and blindness. Metformin is an oral antihyperglycemic drug which helps to reduce blood sugar levels. It is mainly prescribed for the management of type 2 diabetes. It is prescribed either as mono therapy or in combination with other antihyperglycemic drugs. It helps to prevent kidney damage, blindness, and nerve disorders in the diabetic patients. It is also prescribed for the treatment of the polycystic ovarian syndrome.
How does the drug work ?
Glimepiride increases the insulin secretion from the pancreas, thus, controlling high blood sugar levels. Metformin reduces blood glucose levels by decreasing the glucose absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, improves the insulin sensitivity by increasing the uptake of glucose into muscle, and inhibits biosynthesis of glucose from amino acids.
What are the common side effects ?The commonly reported glimepiride side effects are diarrhea, bleeding, bold in stool, dark colored urine, discoloration of the skin, weakness, stomach pain, sore throat, dizziness, and fever. The common side effects reported for metformin are acidity, belching, bloating, heartburn, loss of appetite, metallic taste in mouth, vomiting, weight loss, and stomach pain.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Individuals suffering from the diabetic coma, and diabetic ketoacidosis should not take Apriglim M.
• Patients with severe sunburns, high acid levels should avoid taking Apriglim M medicine.
• Individuals who have had severe allergic reactions to sulfonamide medicine such as Acetazolamide and Celecoxib may be allergic to Apriglim M too.
• Patients with type 1 diabetes should not use Apriglim M drug.
• Avoid taking anticoagulants, beta-blockers, and corticosteroids while on Apriglim M medication. Concomitant use of these drugs may cause drug-drug interactions.
1. Can I take bosentan while using glimepiride medicine? No, patients should not take glimepiride with bosentan.
2. I have experienced bruise while taking glimepiride drug. Should I discontinue it? Occurrence of the bruise is a side effect of glimepiride tablet. Consult the doctor if the side effect worsens.
3. I am scheduled for an abdominal surgery. Can I take glimepiride drug? Consult your doctor to know the risks and benefits of the drug.
4. I am on glimepiride. Can I take gemfibrozil? No. Concomitant use of both the drugs may alter the blood sugar levels.
5. How to use glimepiride tablet? Take glimepiride with your first meal at the same time each day.
1. What should I do if I miss a dose? If you forget to take the medication at the usual time, you must take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, you must skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
2. Are there any storage precautions for metformin? Store the medication at room temperature (25°C) and away from direct heat. Keep the drug out of reach of children.
3. Should I take vitamin B12 supplements with metformin? Long term use of metformin may cause vitamin B12 deficiency in few patients. You should consult your doctor and discuss about it. Do not take vitamin B12 supplements without your physician’s prescription.
4. Is metformin effective for type 1 diabetes? No. Metformin is not effective for the treatment of type 1 or juvenile diabetes.
5. Can I take any other medications along with metformin? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.