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Diabetrol SR (Glibenclamide / Metformin)
Uses of Diabetrol (Glibenclamide / Metformin)
Diabetrol (Glibenclamide / Metformin) is used to lower the blood sugar level in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus that is not controlled by diet and exercise alone.
Diabetrol (Glibenclamide / Metformin) also known as glyburide is one of a group of medicines called sulphonylurea and it acts by promoting insulin secretion in the body, so that the blood sugars are utilized by various organs, leading to a fall in blood levels of sugar.
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Diabetrol (Glibenclamide / Metformin) Uses
Metformin is an antidiabetic medicine that helps to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Diabetrol (Glibenclamide / Metformin) belongs to class of medications called antidiabetics.It decreases the amount of glucose absorbed from the food and the amount ofglucose made by liver. Metformin also increases the body’s response to insulin(a natural substance that controls the amount of glucose in the blood).
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Make sure you follow all exercise and dietary recommendations made by your doctor or dietitian. Swallow the whole tablet with or immediately after breakfast or the first main meal.Take glibenclamide exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking glibenclamide without consulting your doctor. Do not take Diabetrol (Glibenclamide / Metformin;
• If you are allergic to glibenclamide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
• If you have type 1 diabetes mellitus or have had impaired consciousness due to severe diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or deficiency of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).
• If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Do inform your doctor if you are about to have major surgery or have had a recent injury (trauma) or develop a fever or severe infection.
Q. Is glibenclamide/Daonil/Euglucon same as glyburide?
Yes. Daonil/ Euglucon are the trade names for the active substance (generic) glibenclamide/ glyburide; thus, they all are same.
Q. Is Diabetrol (Glibenclamide / Metformin) same as glipizide?
No. Glibenclamide and glipizide are different medicines; however, they belong to same family of drugs called sulfonylureas.
Q. Why is glibenclamide avoided in the elderly?
Glibenclamide should be avoided in elderly patients because they are at high risk of getting low blood sugar (hypoglycemic event).
Q. What is glibenclamide/Daonil/ Euglucon used for?
Glibenclamide/Daonil/ Euglucon is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Q. Does Daonil/ glibenclamide cause weight gain/ weight loss?
Yes Daonil/ glibenclamide are known to cause weight gain but not weight loss. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
Q. Is Metformin a insulin / statin?
Metformin (also available as glyciphage, glycomet, glycomet SR) is an antidiabetic drug used in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients, as an adjunct to the diet and exercise.
Q. Is metformin safe?
Diabetrol (Glibenclamide / Metformin) is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is metformin good for weight loss / weight loss in non-diabetics?
Metformin is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients.
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Glibenclamide / Metformin
Type 2 diabetes
Abbott India Pvt Ltd
10 tablets in 1 strip
Glibenclamide (5mg) + Metformin (500mg)