FAQs ABOUT GLIMET TABLET
Q: What is GLIMET TABLET used for?
A: GLIMET TABLET is an antidiabetic medicine used to treat Type II diabetes mellitus when diet, exercise and treatment with single agents does not result in adequate response.
Q: How and when to take GLIMET TABLET?
A: Take GLIMET TABLET preferably 30 minutes before meals or as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not cursh or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: How long should I take GLIMET TABLET?
A: You need to take GLIMET TABLET as long as your doctor or physician prescribes you the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: What is the best time to take GLIMET TABLET?
A: GLIMET TABLET must be taken just before meals to avoid gastrointestinal side effects.
Q: What to do if I forgot to take a dose of GLIMET TABLET?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of GLIMET TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of GLIMET TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of GLIMET TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
Q: Can I stop taking GLIMET TABLET without consulting your doctor?
A: No. You should not stop taking GLIMET TABLET without consulting your doctor because it may lead to reversal of symptoms. If you feel better after using GLIMET TABLET, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Will taking a higher dose of GLIMET TABLET be more effective?
A: No, taking a higher dose of GLIMET TABLET will not be effective rather it can lead to toxicity. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
Q: Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with GLIMET TABLET?
A: It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking GLIMET TABLET without consulting your doctor, as they have known interactions with GLIMET TABLET.
Q: How to manage the side effects of GLIMET TABLET?
A: Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking GLIMET TABLET. Try to have sugar rich food items such as fruit juice, glucose tablets or gel, soft drinks, honey or sugary candy. Check your blood sugar after 10 minutes. If not gained optimum level, take another sugary snack, or drink, and check the blood sugar levels once again. If your condition did not improve, consult your doctor immediately.
Q: Can GLIMET TABLET be taken with insulin?
A: Co-administration of GLIMET TABLET with insulin is considered risky as they can increase the chances of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Can GLIMET TABLET be used in pregnant women?
A: GLIMET TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.
Q: What are the side effects of taking GLIMET TABLET?
A: The most common side effects of taking GLIMET TABLET are low blood sugar levels, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset and changes in taste. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Q: Can GLIMET TABLET cause dizziness?
A: Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using GLIMET TABLET. In case you experience dizziness, lie down until it passes, then get up slowly and carefully. Get adequate rest. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol. Do not drive or use machinery to avoid accidents. Consult your doctor if you experience dizziness continuously for a long time after taking GLIMET TABLET.
Q: What precautions do I need to follow while taking GLIMET TABLET?
A: Before taking GLIMET TABLET inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have any severe systemic infections or are severely dehydrated due to excessive vomiting or diarrhea recently. Along with the therapy, follow the diet and lifestyle changes advised by your doctor to achieve better results. Consult your doctor before taking GLIMET TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.