Glipstin (Glipicontin) 5mg 30’s treats type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It belongs to a group of medicines called sulfonylureas and helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This helps to prevent severe complications of diabetes, like kidney damage and blindness.
Glipicontin 5mg Tablet may be used alone or with other medicines. It should be taken on an empty stomach and regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you, which may change from time to time according to how it works.
Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction, as your doctor advises. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.
This medicine’s most common side effects include diarrhea, nervousness, tremor, and flatulence. It can also sometimes cause low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Make sure you recognize the signs of having low blood glucose levels, such as sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking, and know how to deal with it. To prevent this, it’s essential to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose, such as sugary food or fruit juice. Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of low blood sugar levels and should be avoided. Some people may find that they put on weight with this medicine.
You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, thyroid disease, or hormonal conditions. 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. Your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.