Glypride 2 Mg
USA Brand Name
Sun Pharma Laboratories, India
About Glypride 2
Glypride 2 is marketed globally by Sun Pharma and is available at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore and medical supply store The active ingredient present in Glypride 2 is Glimepiride. Glimepiride is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults.
Manufacturer of Glypride 2
Glypride 2, that contains 2 mg of Glimepiride, is manufactured by Sun Pharma. It is mainly marketed and supplied by the company and its associates in India and is available at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore and medical supply store.
Glypride 2 contains 2 mg of Glimepiride.
USA Brands Equivalent to Glimepiride, The Salt Present In Glypride 2
Uses of Glimepiride, The Salt Present In Glypride 2
Glimepiride is used in the treatment of:
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: It is a long term metabolic disorder. This disease is mainly characterized with high blood sugar level, low insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin production in the body. The main symptoms of this condition include increased thirst, frequent urination, increased hunger and unexplained weight loss.
How Glypride 2 Works?
Glypride 2, that contains the salt Glimepiride works mainly by stimulating insulin release from pancreatic beta cells. Glimepiride acts by closing potassium channel in beta cell membrane and this leads to opening of calcium channel due to depolarization. This leads to release of insulin through exocytosis.
This drug also has an extrapancreatic effect: the drug improves the sensitivity of peripheral tissue for insulin and also decreases insulin uptake by liver. This drug increases the number of glucose transport molecules in the plasma membrane of muscles and fat cells and thus increases the glucose uptake. Thus this drug reduces the glucose level in the body.
How To Take Glypride 2?
Glypride 2, that contains the salt Glimepiride, should be taken shortly before or with a substantial meal (ideally, your first meal of the day).
Glimepiride, the active salt present in Glypride is available in dosage which ranges from 1 mg to 6 mg at all the leading online pharmacies, drugstores and medical supply stores. A more specific dose may be directed by your doctor.
How long should I Continue Taking Glypride 2?
It is always advisable to consult your physician before you start/stop taking the drug. Avoid taking such decisions on your own and do not self-medicate.
Missed Dose Of Glypride 2
A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take multiple doses at the same time
Drugs That Interact With Glimepiride, The Salt Present In Glypride 2
The following drugs are known to interact with Glimepiride:
- Phenylbutazone, Azapropazone and Oxyphenbutazone
- Insulin and Oral Antidiabetic Products such as Metformin
- Chloramphenicol, Tetracyclines and Clarithromycin
- ACE inhibitors
- Fluoxetine and MAO-Inhibitors
- Allopurinol and Probenecid
- Miconazole and Fluconazole
- Oestrogens and Progestogens
- Thiazide Diuretics
- Thyroxine and Glucocorticoids
- Nicotinic Acid Derivatives
- Glucagon, Barbiturates and Rifampicin
Tell Your Doctor
- If you have Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.
- If you have renal impairment.
- If you have hepatic impairment.
- If you have stress related problems.
- Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking.
When not to take Glypride 2?
Do not take Glypride 2 if are allergic to the salt or any of the excipients present in the formulation.
Side Effects of Glypride 2
The side effects of Glypride 2 include:
- Allergic Reactions like rashes, hives, itching, tightness of chest, etc.
- Abdominal Pain
- Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count in blood)
- Leukopenia (decrease in the number of white blood cells)
- Anemia (low HB level in blood)
- Visual Disturbances (mainly due to change in glucose level)
Overdose of Glimepiride, The Salt Present In Glypride 2
Possible effects of an overdose may vary from person to person. Seek medical care as early as possible in case overdose is suspected.
General Information and Precautions
- Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to Glimepiride or any of the excipients present in the formulation.
- If you are allergic to any drugs, food items or substances, tell your physician.
- If you have any intolerable side effects, tell your physician.
- Before you start taking any new drug, tell your physician.
- Do not use the drug longer than what you are asked to as there is risk of a second infection.
- Do not drink alcohol while using this drug because it can weaken the hypoglycemic action of the drug.