Glimepiride Tab 3mg (RIMEPRIL SANDOZ)-100
Glimepiride is used to treat non-insulin dependent (Type II) diabetes mellitus. Type II diabetes can sometimes be controlled by good diet, exercise and weight control, where these are not enough, glimepiride Is used.
Dosage and Administration:
Always take glimepiride tablets exactly as your doctor has instructed you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure. Your doctor may start you on 1mg glimepiride per day. If necessary the dose will be increased every 1 to 2 weeks until the right dose is found, your doctor will determine when you have found the right dose. The maximum dose is 6mg of glimepiride per day.
Do not take Glimepiride tablets : – If you have insulin-dependent diabetes. – If you suffer with ketoacidosis. – If you suffer with severe kidney or liver disorders. – If you have a known hypersensitivity to glimepiride, other sulphonylureas (e.g. glibenclamide, gliclazide) or sulphonamides (e.g. sulfadiazine, trimethoprim) or any of the excipients in the tablets. If you are unsure ask your doctor. – If you are, or think you might be pregnant , or if you are breastfeeding. – Do not give to anyone in a diabetic coma.
While taking glimepiride tablets, it is important that you eat regular meals and do not miss meals. If you do not follow this advice, you are at an increased risk of hypoglycemia (too little sugar in your blood).
Immune system: In very rare cases, mild hypersensitivity reactions (including mild skin rashes or swelling) may develop into serious reactions with shortness of breath, a fall in blood pressure and occasionally, shock. Severe skin rashes and/or blistering may occur in very rare cases.
Blood: Changes in you blood which may become apparent. Symptoms of which include: tiredness, breathless, and fast or irregular heart beats, high fever, sores on body or mouth, sking rashes, infections, bleeding from the nose or mouth, prolonged bleeding, bruising. These are generally reversible whne therapy is discontinued.
Metabolism: In rare cases, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) may occur.
Eyes: visual disturbances may occur, especially at the beginning of treatment. Gut: Gut problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain are very rare.
The liver: In very cases, liver problems may develop, e.g. jaundice (yellowing of skin and whites of the eyes), plus hepatitis.
Skin: Skin hypersensitivity reactions, such as itching, rash and swollen itchy red bumps may occur. In very rare cases, the skin becomes extremely sensitive to sunlight.
Misc: A decrease in electrolyte (blood salts) may occur in very rare cases.
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