Glycomet GP tablet 3/850
Uses and Benefits
Glycomet GP tablet 3/850 is used to treat type-2 diabetes which helps to reduce or control hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels in the blood). This medicine may also be used with other drugs as a combination therapy. The medicine further helps to prevent blindness, kidney damage, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and other problems caused by type-2 diabetes. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this drug may be used upon doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredients of Glycomet GP tablet 3/850 are Glimepiride 3mg and Metformin 850mg.
Mechanism of Action of Drugs
Metformin works by decreasing hepatic glucose production by withholding gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis. This slows down the intestinal absorption of glucose and improves insulin sensitivity.
On the other hand, Glimepiride triggers the insulin release from pancreatic beta cells and reduces glucose output from the liver and increases insulin sensitivity.
Contraindications and Caution
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before using Glycomet GP tablet 3/850:
- Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet such as Metformin and Glimepiride
- Metabolic acidosis
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Lactic acidosis
- Hepatic disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Patients 65 years and old
- Premenopausal anovulatory patients
- Hypoglycemic risk
- Hypersensitive to sulphonamides
- G6PD deficiency
- Autonomic neuropathy
- Elder or debilitated patients
Side and Adverse Effects
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Glycomet GP tablet 3/850. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
- Abdominal discomfort
- Metallic taste
- Ovulation induction
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
- Lactic acidosis
- Anemia Megaloblastic
- Stevens-johnson syndrome
How to Use
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow Glycomet GP tablet 3/850 whole, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not break/cut/ chew the tablet whole.
Avoid missing a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Do not consume two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Take the Glycomet GP tablet 3/850 with food or take immediately before or during breakfast but do not skip meals.
Dosage as recommended by your doctor or follow the directions written on the prescription.