About GLYREE 4MG TABLET
GLYREE 4MG TABLET belongs to a class of antidiabetic called ‘sulfonylureas‘ used to lower raised blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus – NIDDM). Type 2 diabetes develops if the body does not produce enough insulin or where the insulin that your body makes does not work as well as it should. Insulin is a substance that helps to lower the level of sugar in your blood, especially after meals.
The GLYREE 4MG TABLET contains Glimepiride which acts on insulin-secreting cells called beta cells inside the pancreas, activates calcium channels on cells which lets insulin pass out of the cell. This insulin then makes each cell in the body take up glucose and utilize it, thus lowering raised blood glucose. Thus, it prevents symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
GLYREE 4MG TABLET should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. GLYREE 4MG TABLET should be taken at the same time of the day each time for best results. Your doctor will decide what dose should be taken for better advice and it can change timely depending upon your condition. Some people may experience an allergic reaction (skin rash, hives & sensitivity to sun rays), liver dysfunction (jaundice, bile duct blockage, and hepatitis), seizures, coma & low glucose levels. Most of these side effects of GLYREE 4MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
GLYREE 4MG TABLET should not be stopped even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor as sugar level keeps changing. If you stop taking GLYREE 4MG TABLET abruptly, it may increase your sugar levels which could further increase the risk of eyesight loss (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy) and nerve damage (neuropathy). GLYREE 4MG TABLET 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 or plan to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
Uses of GLYREE 4MG TABLET
Type 2 diabetes
GLYREE 4MG TABLET is used in people with type 2 diabetes to minimize elevated levels of blood sugar with a balanced diet and exercise in combination. GLYREE 4MG TABLET can be combined with insulin or other forms of oral antidiabetic medication. GLYREE 4MG TABLET decreases blood sugar levels in a diabetic patient by increasing production and secretion of insulin from the pancreas beta cells. Thus, it helps in controlling increased blood sugar level after the meal.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of GLYREE 4MG TABLET
Most of the side effects of GLYREE 4MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. Some common side effects of GLYREE 4MG TABLET are allergic reactions, headache, nausea, blood pressure drop, shock, abnormal liver function, including skin and eye yellowing (jaundice), bile flow issues (cholestasis), liver inflammation (hepatitis) or failure of the liver. In case of any discomfort, speak with your doctor.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Before taking GLYREE 4MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are healing from injury, had or going to have surgery, have fever infections or other sources of stress, then contact your doctor as it might be appropriate to adjust care temporarily. If you have a serious kidney/liver disease, breastfeeding or pregnant consult doctor before using GLYREE 4MG TABLET. Do not take GLYREE 4MG TABLET if you are allergic to sulpha drugs, glimepiride or any other antidiabetic medicines or have glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. Heart disease patient should consult a doctor before taking GLYREE 4MG TABLET as it may worsen the heart disease’s current conditions. Do not take GLYREE 4MG TABLET with oral contraceptives as it may increase the level of blood sugar. On the other hand, taking GLYREE 4MG TABLET with pain killers like aspirin or ibuprofen can lower your blood sugar.
Drug-Drug interaction: GLYREE 4MG TABLET interacts with Vitamins D3, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, antidiabetic drugs (liraglutide, rosuvastatin, dapagliflozin, metformin, glyburide, insulin, canagliflozin, sitagliptin, empagliflozin), blood pressure-lowering drugs (furosemide, atorvastatin), pain killers (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) & blood thinners (clopidogrel, warfarin).
Drug-food interaction: GLYREE 4MG TABLET should not be taken with Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) & alcohol. Alcohol intake can increase or decrease the blood sugar reduction action of GLYREE 4MG TABLET.
Drug-Disease interaction: Patients with liver/kidney function disorder, heart diseases, low blood sugar, G6PD deficiency and electrolytes imbalance (like low sodium levels in the blood) should avoid intake of GLYREE 4MG TABLET.