Diaglip

Diaglip

glimepiride

Manufacturer:

Siam Bheasach

Distributor:

Siam Pharmaceutical
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Glimepiride
Indications/Uses
NIDDM (type II).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initially 1 mg daily. Usual maintenance dose: 1-4 mg daily. Max dose: 8 mg daily.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Take immediately before or during breakfast, or the 1st main meal of the day. Do not skip meals.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to other sulfonylureas or sulfonamides; type 1 IDDM, diabetic ketoacidosis; serious renal or hepatic dysfunction. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Regular monitoring of blood & urine sugar & HbA1c, correct diet, regular & sufficient physical exercise. Clinical signs of hypoglycemia eg, headache, nausea, vomiting, intense hunger, temporary visual impairment, insomnia, depression; or hyperglycemia eg, increased urinary frequency, intense thirst, dry mouth & dry skin.
Adverse Reactions
Hypoglycemia, adrenergic counterregulation, temporary visual impairment, GI symptoms, thrombocytopenia, haemolytic anemia, leucopenia.
Drug Interactions
Potentiation of the blood sugar-lowering effect by insulin, ACE inhibitors, allopurinol, anabolic steroids & male sex hormones, azapropazone, chloramphenicol, coumarin derivative, fibrates, fluoxetin, ifosfamide, MAOIs, miconazole, phenbutazone, pentoxifylline, probenecid, quinolones, salicylates, sulfonamides, tetracyclines. Weakening of the blood sugar-lowering effect by acetazolamide, barbiturates, corticosteroids, diazoxide, diuretics, epinephrine & other sympathomimetic agents, glucagon, laxatives (after protracted use), nicotinic acid (in high doses), oestrogens & progestogens, phenothiazines, phenytoin, rifampicin, thyroid hormones. β-blockers decrease glucose tolerance & may increase tendency of hypoglycemia (due to impaired counterregulation).
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A10BB12 - glimepiride ; Belongs to the class of sulfonylureas. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Diaglip tab 1 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
Form
Diaglip tab 4 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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Diaglip tab 2 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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Diaglip tab 3 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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