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ETC / RX - Anti-diabetics - Glimid 2, 4

COMPOSITION:

Glimepiride: 2 mg, 4 mg

Per each film coated tablet.


INDICATIONS:

Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type II diabetes).


ADMINISTRATION AND DOSAGE:

Adults: initially, 1-2 mg once daily, taken before breakfast or first main meal. The dose can be increased gradually at interval of 1-2 weeks and according to the following dose step: 1mg-2 mg-3 mg-4 mg-5 mg-6 mg, with a maximum dose of 8 mg/ day).
Patients with risk factors for hypoglycemia may be started at 1mg once daily.

Children: consult a doctor.


CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Known allergy to sulfonamides and other sulfonylureas.
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type I diabetes).

Diabetes complicated by keto-acidosis, diabetic coma.
Severe hepatic dysfunction and renal failure.
Pregnancy and lactation.


WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:

Comply diet, medication, and exercise routines closely. Changing any of these things can effect your blood sugar levels.


SIDE EFFECTS:

Hypoglycemia, transient visual disorder, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes.


INTERACTIONS:

Hypoglycaemic effect of Glimepiride may increase with the concomitant administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, sulfonamide, anticoagulants, MAOIs,   beta- blockers, pentoxifyline, chloramphenicol, chlofibrate, miconazol and alcohol.


PRESENTATION:

Box of 3 blisters x 10 tablets.