Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Zoryl 1 Tablet
Zoryl Tablet is an anti-diabetic medicine containing glimepiride as its active ingredient. It is used for lowering the blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus when diet & exercise alone are not able to control your blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes is a health condition in which your cells don’t respond normally to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates how your body utilises sugar. This leads to increased blood sugar that can further lead to serious health conditions. Zoryl Tablet it works by increasing the amount of insulin produced in the body and thus lowers elevsted blood sugar. Take Zoryl Tablet in doses and duration as prescribed by the doctor. It should be taken after having your food. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from before starting this medicine.
Zoryl Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus when diet and exercise fail to control your blood sugar levels.
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. Zoryl 1 Tablet is to be taken with food.
You should not take Zoryl 1 Tablet if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, 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, thyroid disease, or some hormonal conditions, as 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 is the dosage of Zoryl 1 Tablet?
The recommended starting dose of Zoryl 1 Tablet is 1 mg or 2 mg once daily, administered with breakfast. If you are at a higher risk of low blood sugar (e.g., the elderly or patients with renal impairment), you will be given a starting dose of 1 mg once daily. The usual maintenance dose is 1–4 mg once daily. The maximum recommended dose is 8 mg once daily. After reaching a daily dose of 2 mg, the dosage will be increased not more than 2 mg at 1- to 2-week intervals, based on your blood glucose level.
Q. Does Zoryl 1 Tablet make you sleepy?
Zoryl 1 Tablet itself does not cause sleepiness. However, it may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when used with other anti-diabetes medicine. Because of this you may feel sleepy or have problems in sleeping.
Q. Is Zoryl 1 Tablet safe for kidneys?
Zoryl 1 Tablet does not affect kidneys in patients with normal kidney function. However, its use should be avoided in patients with severe kidney disease since Zoryl 1 Tablet is principally eliminated by the kidneys.
Q. Does Zoryl 1 Tablet cause memory loss?
No, it is not known that Zoryl 1 Tablet causes memory loss. However, the use of Zoryl 1 Tablet may cause low blood sugar which may cause problems with concentration and reduced alertness.
Q. Who should not take Zoryl 1 Tablet?
Zoryl 1 Tablet should be avoided by patients who are allergic to it, have severe kidney or liver disease, have G6PD-deficiency (an inherited condition affecting red blood cells) or are due to have surgery. Additionally, patients who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1 diabetes mellitus) should avoid taking Zoryl 1 Tablet.
Q. How long does it take for Zoryl 1 Tablet to start working?
Zoryl 1 Tablet takes about 2 to 3 hours to reduce blood sugar levels. You may not feel any difference, but this does not mean the medicine is not working. Continue taking the medication as directed by your doctor and if you have any concerns, discuss it with your doctor.
Q. How long do I need to take Zoryl 1 Tablet? Can I stop the medication?
Usually, the treatment for diabetes is suggested for a long term. You may have to continue the treatment life long. Zoryl 1 Tablet only controls the sugar levels but does not cure it. Do not stop taking Zoryl 1 Tablet without talking to your doctor. If you stop taking Zoryl 1 Tablet suddenly your diabetes may get worse.
Q. What can happen if I take more than the recommended dose of Zoryl 1 Tablet?
Zoryl 1 Tablet should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor. Overdose of Zoryl 1 Tablet may significantly decrease your blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). If you think you have taken an excess dose and experience a dip in your sugar level, consume enough sugar (e.g., a small bar of sugar cubes, sweet juice or sweetened tea) and inform a doctor immediately. Severe cases of hypoglycemia accompanied by loss of consciousness and coma require immediate medical treatment and admission into hospital.
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