About Gp 2 Tablet
Gp 2 Tablet 10’s 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 Gp 2 Tablet 10’s 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.
Gp 2 Tablet 10’s should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. Gp 2 Tablet 10’s 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 Gp 2 Tablet 10’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
Gp 2 Tablet 10’s should not be stopped even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor as sugar level keeps changing. If you stop taking Gp 2 Tablet 10’s abruptly, it may increase your sugar levels which could further increase the risk of eyesight loss (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy) and nerve damage (neuropathy). Gp 2 Tablet 10’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 or plan to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
Uses of Gp 2 Tablet 10’s
Type 2 diabetes
Gp 2 Tablet 10’s is used in people with type 2 diabetes to minimize elevated levels of blood sugar with a balanced diet and exercise in combination. Gp 2 Tablet 10’s can be combined with insulin or other forms of oral antidiabetic medication. Gp 2 Tablet 10’s 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 Gp 2 Tablet 10’s
Most of the side effects of Gp 2 Tablet 10’s 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 Gp 2 Tablet 10’s 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 Gp 2 Tablet 10’s, 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 Gp 2 Tablet 10’s. Do not take Gp 2 Tablet 10’s 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 Gp 2 Tablet 10’s as it may worsen the heart disease’s current conditions. Do not take Gp 2 Tablet 10’s with oral contraceptives as it may increase the level of blood sugar. On the other hand, taking Gp 2 Tablet 10’s with pain killers like aspirin or ibuprofen can lower your blood sugar.
Drug-Drug interaction: Gp 2 Tablet 10’s 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: Gp 2 Tablet 10’s 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 Gp 2 Tablet 10’s.
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 Gp 2 Tablet 10’s.