G.M. 2/500 MG Tablet SR
Manufactured by: Psychotropics India Ltd.
Composition: Glimepiride (2 mg) + Metformin (500 mg)
Pack size: 10 Tablets
Drug type: Antidiabetic agents
Prescription Required: Yes
Primary Uses: Type 2 diabetes
What is G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet?
G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet is the combination of two drugs- Glimepiride and Metformin which is used to control high blood glucose levels in the patients with type 2 diabetes.
G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
How Does the Drug Work?
Metformin reduces the hepatic glucose production by inhibiting gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis and delaying the intestinal absorption of glucose. Glimepiride works by elevating the insulin secretion by the pancreas and hence lowers the blood glucose level.
Common Side Effects of G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet:
List of major side effects of G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
- Stomach pain
- Skin rash
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Weight gain
- Blurred vision
How to Use G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet?
G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet is taken by mouth by swallowing it completely with adequate water. Do not chew and break the medication. This medicine should be taken with food.
Precautions to be Taken:
Useful precautions to be taken while using G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet
- Do not take M. 2/500 mg Tablet if you are allergic to this medicine.
- The pregnant and lactating women should take this medication on doctor’s advice.
- Patients are advised to follow a strict diet and exercise schedule during the treatment with M. 2/500 mg Tablet to get the best effect.
- Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended during the treatment period.
- Alcohol consumption is not advisable during the treatment with this medicine as it may increase the risk of lactic acidosis.
List of contraindications while using G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet
- The use of this medication is contraindicated in the patients with hypoglycaemia.
- The use of G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet is contraindicated in the patients with renal dysfunction, diabetic ketoacidosis and metabolic acidosis.
Possible drug interactions of G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet with other compounds
- The use of this medication is advised against in those concurrently using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), sulfonamides and salicylates as they can cause additive effects.
- Concomitant treatment with beta blockers and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) may potentiate the hypoglycaemic action.
- Concomitant treatment with colesevelam increases serum concentration of glimepiride.
- Concomitant treatment with cimetidine may increase serum level of metformin.
Store this medication at room temperature (Between 20-25°C). Protect from sunlight and children.
In case of missed dose, skip the same and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Avoid taking double dose to make up for a missed one.
Symptoms of overdose may include severe hypoglycaemia where the patient may become unconscious. Immediately contact to your doctor as emergency medical treatment is required in case of an overdose.
- What is insulin and what is it used for?
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps to control blood glucose level in body.
- What are the side effects of G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet?
The common side effects of G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet include hypoglycaemia, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, stomach pain, lactic acidosis and weight gain.
- How often can I take G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet?
G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet should be used at fixed dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor.
- Is G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet safe to use during pregnancy?
G.M. 2/500 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. The pregnant women should use this medication on doctor’s advice.