SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet 10's
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What is SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet used for?
SWITGLIM M 1/500mg 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.
SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet work?
In SWITGLIM M 1/500mg 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 SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet with or without food.
If you miss a dose of SWITGLIM M 1/500mg 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 SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet may include:
- Extreme weakness
What are the drugs that interact with SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet?
Drugs that interact with SWITGLIM M 1/500mg 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 SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet?
The following are the most common side effects of SWITGLIM M 1/500mg 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 SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet or similar drugs.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of SWITGLIM M 1/500mg 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 SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Avoid SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
You are advised not to take SWITGLIM M 1/500mg 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 SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet
- How should SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet be stored?
- Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet?
- What are the other formulations of SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet available?
- Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet?
- Can I take SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet for type 1 diabetes?
SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet should be stored at room temperature (25 – 30OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight.
SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet works effectively when taken with proper diet and exercise regimen.
SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet is available as tablet and capsule dosage forms.
Yes, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is advised while on SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet.
No, SWITGLIM M 1/500mg Tablet is indicated only for patients with type 2 diabetes.
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