GLYNASE XL 5 mg 10 Tablets

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Prescription status:

Prescription required 

 

Manufacturer Name: 

USV LTD

 

Drug classification: 

Sulfonylureas

 

What is this used for:

  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Treat type 2 diabetes

 

When to not take this medicine:

  • Allergic to glipizide, similar antidiabetic medicines (sulfonylureas or sulfonamides) or any of the other ingredients of this medicine 
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Thyroid problems
  • Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding 
  • Are currently taking miconazole to treat a fungal infection

 

How should i take the medicine:

 

Take this medicine with an adequate amount of water as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.

 

How this medicine works:

It world by lowering blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin and helping the body use insulin efficiently. 

 

Side effects

Common:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Feeling sick, diarrhoea or stomach pains
  • Headache

 

Less common:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness/sleepiness 
  • Constipation 
  • Blurred vision,
  • Eczema (inflammation of the skin) 
  • Constipation 

 

Rare:

  • Confusion 
  • Double vision
  • A reduction in your blood sodium
  • General feeling of being unwell 
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight 
  • Skin redness (erythema) 
  • Itchy skin 
  • Rash (red, bumpy or measle-like) 
  • Itching, skin redness or inflammation (dermatitis allergic) 
  • Pale red, raised, itch bumps (urticaria) 

 

Pregnancy warning: Category C

Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

 

Lactation warning:

 

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Renal dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.

 

Hepatic dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.

 

Drug interactions:

Ibuprofen- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together may increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. If you experience any signs and symptoms like headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nervousness, confusion, tremor, nausea, hunger, weakness, perspiration, palpitation, and rapid heartbeat then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


Aspirin- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together may increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. If you experience any signs and symptoms like headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nervousness, confusion, tremor, nausea, hunger, weakness, perspiration, palpitation, and rapid heartbeat then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


Metformin- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together may increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. If you experience any signs and symptoms like headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nervousness, confusion, tremor, nausea, hunger, weakness, perspiration, palpitation, and rapid heartbeat then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


Benazepril- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together may increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. If you experience any signs and symptoms like headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nervousness, confusion, tremor, nausea, hunger, weakness, perspiration, palpitation, and rapid heartbeat then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


Cinoxacin- Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together, affect blood glucose levels. Severe cases of hypoglycemia have resulted in coma and even death, especially in the elderly and patients with kidney problems or severe infections. If you experience any signs and symptoms like dizziness, drowsiness, nervousness, confusion, tremor, nausea, hunger, weakness, perspiration, palpitation, and rapid heartbeat then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


Citalopram- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together may increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. If you experience any signs and symptoms like headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nervousness, confusion, tremor, nausea, hunger, weakness, perspiration, palpitation, and rapid heartbeat then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving/taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.

 

Food interactions: N/A.

 

Expert Advice:

 

  1. Food instruction: As directed by the doctor
  2. Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it
  3. Report any side effects like nausea, vomiting, etc.experienced immediately to the doctor.
  4. Do not drive or operate machinery if you feel dizzy, drowsy, suffer from headaches or have difficulty concentrating after taking this medicine.
  5. Glipizide is not recommended for use in children

 

Missed dose instructions:

 

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However if it is almost the for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.

 

Over dose Instructions:

 

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.

 

Storage Instructions:

  • Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed
  • Keep out of reach of children. 
  • Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).


References:

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 2 November 2020]. Available from: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.8543.pdf


[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2020 [cited 2 November 2020]. Available from: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/017783s021lbl.pdf


Drugs H. Glipizide: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 2 November 2020]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a684060.html#:~:text=Glipizide%20is%20in%20a%20class,the%20body%20use%20insulin%20efficiently.


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Caution

Keep away from direct sunlight

Store in a dry place

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