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Diabetrol - 5 + 500mg  

Glibenclamide Metformin
Diabetrol - 5 + 500mg


Diabetrol 5 + 500 mg

Understanding Glibenclamide and Metformin
Glibenclamide and Metformin is essentially a drug meant for type 2 diabetes in a combined oral form. The two active ingredients in the medication are the names already mentioned here, viz. Glibenclamide and Metformin, which incidentally are also available in their individual form as diabetes medication. Nicholas Pharma sells it as Glucovance and Diabetrol while it is also sold as various other brand names around the world.
This medication helps treat type 2 diabetes by letting the body control its blood sugar levels. At the same time, it may find usage in other purposes as well. Note though that this medication is not meant for treating type 1 diabetes.

Some Important Information
Avoid Glibenclamide and Metformin if you are allergic to its primary ingredient, or suffer from diabetes ketoacidosis.
Any scheduled X-Ray or CT scan should mean temporary suspension of the medication.
Before commencing with the medication, your doctor must know if you have had any heart attack or stroke before; suffer from heart or liver disease; or have a particular type of enzyme deficiency called G6PD which stands for Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase deficiency. 

The medication may cause lactic acidosis whose symptoms include nausea, numbness in the limbs, trouble breathing, and dizziness among others. Remember that things can get worse and even prove fatal so early treatment is always advisable.

Prior to commencing with Glibenclamide and Metformin
Before commencing with Glibenclamide and Metformin, you must candidly discuss risk factors with your doctor.
FDA classifies the medication as Category B which means that it should not harm unborn babies in pregnant mothers ingesting the medication. Neither is there any conclusive evidence about the medication passing through breast milk in nursing mothers.

While there might be a risk of heart problems associated with diabetes medication, it is true that untreated diabetes can likely do more harm to the same.

Taking Glibenclamide and Metformin
Take the medication strictly as per advice from the doctor. Do not alter the dosage on your own. Ideally take it with your meal, keeping a close tab on blood sugar levels. You may be recommended blood tests from time to time which you should not miss.
There is the risk of hypoglycemia or very low blood sugar with Glibenclamide and Metformin whose symptoms include irritability, weakness, sweating, among others. It’s best to have glucose handy around you in case you are taking this medication and need sugar in an emergency.
Needless to say, medication is only part of the treatment for diabetes; regular exercise and diet control are an absolute must.

Missing a Dose
If you forget to take the medication, take it as soon as you remember but always with some food. Do not take extra doses and skip the dose you forgot if the next one is just around the corner.

In case of overdose seek emergency medical help. Mild symptoms include muscle pain and lightheadedness while more serious ones include convulsions and blurred vision.

Avoid alcohol since it lowers blood sugar levels on its own.

Side Effects
There is always the possibility of lactic acidosis which has various symptoms as described earlier.
More serious side effects include dark urine, clay colored stools, pale skin, weakness, jaundice, and loss of appetite among others.

Dosage is determined by numerous factors including age, medical condition, and indeed the extent to which the affliction is present.

Drug Interaction
Besides possibilities of both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, when combined with certain medications, Glibenclamide and Metformin on their own can also end up interacting with various other medications.

Additional Information

SKU 482
US Brand Name Glucovance 500mg
Strength 5 + 500mg
Generic Name Glibenclamide Metformin
Manufacturer Nicholas
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