Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Glycomet-GP 4 Forte Tablet PR
Glycomet-GP 4 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 Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Glycomet-GP 4 Forte Tablet PR is to be taken with food.
You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.
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 Glycomet-GP 4 Forte tablet be stopped?
A: No, you should never stop taking Glycomet-GP 4 Forte tablet without consulting your doctor. Abrupt stopping of the medicine can result in a sudden rise in blood glucose levels and cause further harm to the kidney and other organs.
Q: What is the use of Glycomet-GP 4 Forte tablet?
A: Glycomet-GP 4 Forte tablet is mainly used to treat Type 2 diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar levels) when blood sugar levels cannot be controlled by Glimepiride or Metformin along with controlled diet and exercise alone.
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