Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Glycomet-GP 0.5 Tablet SR
Glycomet-GP 0.5 Tablet 10's belongs to a class of medicines called anti-diabetic drugs used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, especially in patients whose blood sugar levels are not controlled by diet and exercise alone. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) condition that affects the way our body processes glucose. People with type 2 diabetes either do not produce enough insulin, or the insulin produced is unable to perform its function in the body (insulin resistance).
In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Take Glycomet-GP 0.5 Tablet 10's as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or break it.
If you are allergic to Glycomet-GP 0.5 Tablet 10's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Glycomet-GP 0.5 Tablet 10's is not recommended for children. Avoid breastfeeding while taking Glycomet-GP 0.5 Tablet 10's as it may be excreted in human milk. If you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy, please inform your doctor before taking Glycomet-GP 0.5 Tablet 10's as it may harm the unborn baby.
Q: What kind of diet should I follow?
A diet high in fibre, low in fat with adequate protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Maintain the regular meal timings and try to have soups and salads.
Diet should include boiled, steamed, or baked food.
Ensure moderate use of edible oils (groundnut oil, olive oil), very less use of ghee and butter.
Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.
Carry a fruit or low-calorie high fibre biscuits while travelling.
Q: What should I avoid being a diabetic patient?
Do not shop when you are hungry. You could be tempted to buy oily and fried food.
Avoid maida, white bread, potato, noodles, corn flakes, poori, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc.
Stop having daals with ghee, deep-fried pulses.
Avoid cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables, vegetable curries with excess oil.
Q: My blood sugar falls too often, what could be the reason?
Avoid skipping meals, fasting, too much alcohol intake, taking alcohol on an empty stomach and taking a double dose of this medicine.
If you are taking any other medicines mentioned in the drug interaction section, you need to inform your doctor.
Always keep a juice or sugar candy with you, in case you experience symptoms of hypoglycaemia like headache, irritability, drowsiness, reduced alertness or nausea, immediately have the juice or glucose.
Do not have artificial sweeteners in this situation.
If such episodes happen too often, inform your doctor as you may need a decrease in the dose of this medicine.
Q: What are the signs of hypoglycaemia?
Hypoglycaemia is a condition of low blood sugar levels. This is typically characterised by symptoms like light-headedness, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, tremors, shakiness and sweating. If the condition is severe, it is recommended to visit your nearest doctor or hospital immediately. Always carry a sugar candy along with you to balance your sugar levels.
Q: I have experienced severe nausea and vomiting while taking Glycomet-GP 0.5 tablet, is it normal?
A: Nausea and vomiting in mild form is a commonly reported side effect of Glycomet-GP 0.5 tablet, but if you are experiencing it severely, you should visit your doctor as you might be suffering from lactic acidosis a condition of excessive lactic acid accumulation in the blood that may cause the following side effects like persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain, along with deep or rapid breathing.
Q: When should I take Glycomet GP 0.5 mg?
A: Glycomet GP 0.5 mg should be taken exactly as advised by the doctor. It should preferably be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. It's advisable to take it at the same time every day to get maximum benefit.
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