About Glizid 80mg Tablet
Glizid 80mg Tablet 15’s belongs to the class of drug called ”oral hypoglycemic” used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus when diet and exercise alone cannot control their blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic or lifelong disorder 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). Middle-aged or older individuals are most likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, so it is also known as adult-onset diabetes.
Glizid 80mg Tablet 15’s helps to control the blood sugar level. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas. It stimulates the secretion of insulin from the pancreas and decreasing blood sugar levels. Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s prevents the blood glucose level from rising to very high levels, thus keeping your blood sugar level under control.
Glizid 80mg Tablet 15’s should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s should be taken at the same time of the day each time for the best results. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Your doctor will decide the dosage form, and this may change timely depending on your blood sugar levels. Do not stop taking Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s on your own, since it may cause a rise in your blood sugar levels leading to other health issues like blindness, kidney damage, and loss of limbs. In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects, such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and constipation. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, please consult your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.
Before starting Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, or breast-feeding. And also tell the doctor if you have/had any medical history of heart, liver, and kidney diseases, glucose-6- phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency (abnormality of red blood cells), haemolytic anaemia. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s; it might increase the side effects (hypoglycemia). Inform your doctor about all the medicine you are taking and your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side effects.
Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s works best when coupled with a healthy lifestyle like losing weight if you are overweight (BMI >25), eating fewer calories (low fat and sugary food), and being more physically active (at least 150 min of activity every week).
Uses of Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s plays a vital role in managing diabetes and achieving good control of blood sugar levels. Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s is a class of medications called a sulfonylurea, which decreases raised blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin release from the beta cells located in the pancreas (insulin-secreting organ). In a nutshell, Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s prevents the blood glucose level from rising to very high levels, thus keeping your blood sugar level under control. Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s play a vital role in controlling blood sugar levels and prevents serious complications of diabetes like retinopathy (eyesight loss), nephropathy (kidney problems), neuropathy (nerve damage), diabetic foot ulcer and delayed wound healing. Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s shown optimum effects when taken along with healthy lifestyle changes like weight loss, healthy diet, and regular exercise.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Glizid 80mg Tablet 15’s
Every medicine has some side effects, in the beginning, days. Most of the side effects of Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects of Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s persistent, reach out to your doctor. The most common side effects of Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s are the low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia). Besides this, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and constipation. These side effects are reduced when Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s is taken with a meal as recommended. Your vision may be affected for a short time, especially at the start of treatment. This effect is due to changes in blood sugar levels. Everyone doesn’t need to experience the above side effects. In case of any discomfort, talk to your doctor.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. Do not take Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s, if you are allergic to Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s or any ingredient of Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s, have severe liver or kidney problems, have severe thyroid or adrenal gland problems, have ever had a diabetic coma. Some diabetic patients taking Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s may develop a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis. In this condition, there is too much lactic acid accumulated in the blood. So, your liver and kidney proper functioning is required to eliminate excess lactic acid from the blood. Consult your doctor and take only if prescribed under medical supervision. Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s shows optimum effects when taken along with healthy lifestyle changes like weight loss, regular exercise, healthy diet.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s interact with other medicines used to treat high blood sugar (oral antidiabetics, GLP-1 receptor agonists or insulin), antibacterial medicines (sulfonamides, clarithromycin), medicines to treat high blood pressure or heart failure (captopril, enalapril), medicines to treat fungal infections (miconazole, fluconazole), medicines to treat indigestion and ulcers in the stomach or duodenum (H2 receptor antagonists such as ranitidine), medicines to treat depression (monoamine oxidase inhibitors such as selegiline, phenelzine), painkillers or antirheumatics (ibuprofen, phenylbutazone), anti-inflammatory medications (glucocorticoids such as hydrocortisone, prednisolone), blood thinner /anticoagulant medication (warfarin), and medicines containing alcohol.
Drug-Food Interaction: Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s interacts with alcoholic beverages, which may increase the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Drug-Disease Interaction: Glizid 80 Tablet 15’s should be avoided in patients with severe liver or kidney problems, severe thyroid or adrenal gland problems; whoever had a diabetic coma as it may worsen the condition.