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What is GALIMI M1 Tablet used for?
GALIMI M1 Tablet is an oral anti-diabetic medicine, which is used for the treatment of high blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. This combination should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control.
GALIMI M1 Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does GALIMI M1 Tablet work?
In GALIMI M1 Tablet, Glimepiride belongs to the class of drugs called insulin secretagogues. It works by decreasing the blood glucose levels by stimulating the insulin release from the pancreatic cells. This drug also increases the insulin sensitivity at the target sites.
Metformin belongs to the class of drugs called biguanides, which acts by inhibiting the insulin production in the liver and decreasing the intestinal insulin absorption. Thus, it improves the insulin sensitivity by enhancing the peripheral glucose uptake.
How to take GALIMI M1 Tablet?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take GALIMI M1 Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take GALIMI M1 Tablet with or without food.
If you miss a dose of GALIMI M1 Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
The overdose symptoms of GALIMI M1 Tablet may include:
- Extreme weakness
What are the drugs that interact with GALIMI M1 Tablet?
Drugs that interact with GALIMI M1 Tablet include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of GALIMI M1 Tablet?
The following are the most common side effects of GALIMI M1 Tablet:
- Abdominal pain
- Mood swings
- Unusual weight gain
- Photosensitivity reactions
- Blurred vision
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Dark-coloured urine
- Lactic acidosis
- Yellow-coloured eyes
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions GALIMI M1 Tablet?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to GALIMI M1 Tablet or similar drugs.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of GALIMI M1 Tablet.
- Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if GALIMI M1 Tablet causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Avoid GALIMI M1 Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
You are advised not to take GALIMI M1 Tablet if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
Frequently Asked Questions about GALIMI M1 Tablet
- How should GALIMI M1 Tablet be stored?
- Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking GALIMI M1 Tablet?
- What are the other formulations of GALIMI M1 Tablet available?
- Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking GALIMI M1 Tablet?
- Can I take GALIMI M1 Tablet for type 1 diabetes?
GALIMI M1 Tablet should be stored at room temperature (25 – 30OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight.
GALIMI M1 Tablet works effectively when taken with proper diet and exercise regimen.
GALIMI M1 Tablet is available as tablet and capsule dosage forms.
Yes, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is advised while on GALIMI M1 Tablet.
No, GALIMI M1 Tablet is indicated only for patients with type 2 diabetes.
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