Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Glycomet-GP 2 Forte Tablet SR
Glycomet-GP 2 Forte 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 this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Glycomet-GP 2 Forte Tablet SR is to be taken with food.
You are advised to take Glycomet-GP 2 Forte Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience stomach pain, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, headache or metallic taste. Most of these side effects of Glycomet-GP 2 Forte Tablet 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
Q: What diet should I follow?
A diet should be 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 little use of ghee and butter.
Drink at least 8-10 glass of water daily.
Carry 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.
If you are taking any 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 hypoglycemia 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: Can I stop taking Glycomet GP2 if my blood sugar level comes in control?
A: Keep taking Glycomet GP2 for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own. Abrupt discontinuation can worsen the condition.
Q: What is the composition of Glycomet GP2?
A: Glycomet GP2 contains glimepiride and metformin, which belongs to anti-diabetic medicines.
Q: When should the Glycomet GP2 be taken?
A: You can take the Glycomet GP2 any time of the day, with food, as a whole, with a glass of water. Avoid skipping meals as well as medicine. Take it at the usual time every day for optimum results.
Q: What are the side effects of the Glycomet gp2?
A: Nausea, indigestion, diarrhoea, altered taste, loss of appetite are a few common side effects that can be seen during the treatment. However, these symptoms are usually mild and go away with time.
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