About Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s
Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s belongs to a class of medicine known as an antidiabetic. It is a combination of two anti-diabetic drugs, namely: Gliclazide and Metformin. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic or lifelong condition that affects the way your body processes glucose. People with type 2 diabetes either do not produce enough insulin or if at all the insulin is produced, it is unable to perform its function in the body (insulin resistance). Due to this, the blood glucose level increases and symptoms such as frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger start. It can lead to serious complications like skin infection, eye problems (retinopathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), diabetic foot (foot ulcer), kidney disease (nephropathy), high blood pressure, and even stroke.
Gliclazide is a ‘sulfonylurea’, acts by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas. On the other hand, Metformin, which is a ‘biguanide’, acts by lowering the glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and by increasing the body’s response to insulin. In a nutshell, the two medicines together prevent the blood glucose levels from rising to very high levels thus keeping your Diabetes under control. Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s act together to keep your blood sugar levels under check. The strict control of blood sugars is especially important to mention the many disabling side effects of Diabetes. Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s shows optimum effects when taken along with healthy lifestyle changes like weight loss, regular exercise, healthy diet etc.
Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s should be taken at the same time of the day each time for best results. For better advise, your doctor will decide what dose should be taken and it can change timely depending upon your condition. A common side effect of Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s is hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose levels) characterized by dizziness, sweating, palpitations, hunger pangs, dry mouth and skin etc. So, to avoid hypoglycaemia, you should not miss meals and also should carry some form of sugar along with you. Other side effects include taste change, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, upper respiratory symptoms.
You should not take Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (excess acids in your blood). Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s should not be stopped even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor as sugar level keeps changing. If you stop taking Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s abruptly, it may increase your sugar levels which could further increase the risk of eyesight loss (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy) and nerve damage (neuropathy). Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s should not be taken if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, severe kidney or liver disease. Please inform your doctor if you have any heart disease, is or are planning to get pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Uses of Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s plays a vital role in decreasing the blood sugar level in the body as metformin lowers glucose production in the liver, whereas the other increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas. Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s also helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage (diabetic nephropathy), blindness (diabetic retinopathy), loss of sensation in your hands and feet (diabetic neuropathy) or even loss of the foot. Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s also helps to reduce your chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Being a combination of two drugs, it reduces the need to take multiple pills and hence makes it easier to remember to take the drugs.
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Side Effects of Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s
Most of the side effects of Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. A common side effect of Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s is hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose level) characterized by dizziness, sweating, palpitations, hunger pangs, dry mouth and skin etc. Some people may also experience taste change, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, upper respiratory symptoms etc. It is not necessary for everyone to experience the above side effects. In case of any discomfort, speak with your doctor.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Some diabetic patient taking Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s may develop a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis. In this condition, there is too much of lactic acid accumulated in the blood. So, your liver and kidney proper functioning is required for elimination of excess lactic acid from the blood. You should not take Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s if you have kidney disease, as measured by a blood test. Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s may lower vitamin B12 levels, so try to have blood test annual blood and vitamin. Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s, when used with or without insulin, has the tendency to extremely lower the blood sugar level. So, the doctor may lower the dose of insulin. Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s may lower your thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), so annual check-up of TSH is suggested.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s may interact with insulin, high blood pressure-lowering pills (hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine), water pills/diuretics (furosemide), heart failure-related medicines (digoxin), anti-hypertensive (metoprolol), steroids (prednisolone), thyroid hormones etc. So, tell your doctor if you are using these drugs before taking Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s.
Drug-Food Interaction: Taking Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s with alcoholic beverages may increase the risk of a rare but serious and potentially life-threatening condition known as lactic acidosis (build-up of lactic acid in the blood) and hypoglycaemia.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Glychek M Forte Tablet 15’s should be avoided in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency, kidney problems, liver problem, cardiovascular disease (heart-related issues), and low blood sugar level (hypoglycaemia) as it may worsen the condition.