Glimepiride is an oral tablet used to lower blood sugar levels by acting on insulin produced in the body. Insulin is a key component in controlling pre-diabetes and diabetes.
The therapeutic effect of Glimepiride will be enhanced if patients follow a regular regimen of physical activity and healthy diet.
Chemically, Glimepiride belongs to the class of sulphonylurea. Each 2 mg tablet of Glimepiride is comprised of 2mg Glimepiride and an inactive ingredient known as lactose monohydrate.
Glimepiride has properties to reverse diabetes owing to its ability to stimulate release of insulin. Following health conditions are known to be controlled if Glimepiride is consumed regularly as prescribed by the physician:
Controlled levels of blood sugar levels help in controlling nerve disorders, kidney failure, retinal disorders, blood vessel disorders etc.
Glimepiride tablet should not be consumed without doctor's permission. It is very important to adhere to the frequency and dosage only as what is advised by the doctor.
Every artificially synthesized medicine has some side effects associated with it. These are the symptoms which occur due to consumption of the medicine and are different from the condition the medicine is supposed to treat. Some of the side effects commonly associated with Glimepiride are mentioned below:
Allergic reaction to Glimepiride itself is possible. It leads to skin rash, itching, redness, breathing difficulty, swelling or puffiness. Such a reaction should be reported to the doctor promptly and medical treatment taken for the same.
Glimepiride is a potent anti-diabetic and therefore some caution has to be exercised by those who consume the drug regularly. Given below is a list of important things to be remembered by patients while they are on Glimepiride:
These are some important things which all patients consuming Glimepiride should follow. Apart from this, there could be other instructions given to the patient which he/she should follow religiously.
Other drugs with similar composition to Glimepiride tablet (2mg) can be used as a substitute for the drug if seen fit by the doctor. Names of the best substitutes for Glimepiride are mentioned below:
Usually, patients are advised to consume the medicine just before breakfast for best results. The tablet should be swallowed directly without chewing or crushing it. At times, the doctor might begin treatment with low doses of Glimepiride and proceed to increase the dose gradually.
Glimepiride helps in controlling blood sugar by stimulating the release of more insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced and secreted by the pancreas, which helps in lowering blood sugar levels.