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Glucomin Plus (Glibenclamide) Drug Price and Information

Glibenclamide is an oral hypoglycemic (glucose lowering) drug used to control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes in addition to diet and exercise.
It belongs to the chemical group of sulfonylureas.  

Glucomin Plus

  Tablet  
Hy-Gro Chemicals Pharmtek Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Glibenclamide
 16.00
500mg/5mg
10 Tablets
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    Drug Name : Glibenclamide

    Glibenclamide generic Glibenclamide is an oral hypoglycemic (glucose lowering) drug used to control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes in addition to diet and exercise. It belongs to the chemical group of sulfonylureas.
    More Info about Glibenclamide

    Last Updated on February, 2, 2017
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    Medical condition(s) for which Glucomin Plus may be prescribed


    Overview of Glucomin Plus

    • Glibenclamide (glyburide) is an oral anti-diabetic drug.
    • It is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes to control the blood sugar level.

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    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    • The treatment is started with a low dose of 2.5 mg per day, and increased up to a maximum of 20 mg per day according to the blood glucose levels.

    Side effects of Glucomin Plus

    Digestive tract: Nausea, vomiting, flatulence, abdominal fullness, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, liver dysfunction

    Skin: Rash, skin swelling, photosensitivity reactions (skin reactions following exposure to sunlight) including porphyria cutanea tarda (which is associated with an enzyme deficiency)

    Blood: Low blood counts, low blood glucose levels, low blood sodium levels

    Others: Tiredness, weakness, fever, other allergic reactions, weight gain, joint or muscle pain, vasculitis.

    How to use Glucomin Plus?

    • This drug should be taken orally once daily after breakfast or after the first meal of the day.

    When Should Glucomin Plus not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Glibenclamide should not be used in patients with:

    • Allergy to the drug
    Diabetic ketoacidosis, which requires insulin treatment
    • Type 1 diabetes, where it is ineffective
    • Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, due to the risk of breakdown of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia)
    • Severe liver or kidney disease

    It should also be avoided in:
    • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
    • Patients taking bosentan, due to a risk of liver damage

    Warnings and Precautions for Glucomin Plus

    • Monitor blood sugar level on a regular basis during the treatment

    • Patients undergoing stressful conditions like fever, trauma or surgery may require temporary switching to insulin

    • Use with caution in patients with diabetes-related nerved damage or with endocrine disorders

    • Patients should be taught to recognize symptoms of low blood sugar and how to treat it on an emergency basis.

    • They should be advised to contact an emergency center at the earliest.

    Other Precautions for Glucomin Plus

    • Alcohol intake should be stopped while taking this drug since the combination can result in an unpleasant reaction called disulfiram-type reaction.
    • Also, alcohol can also cause additional reduction in blood glucose levels.

    Drug Interactions of Glucomin Plus

    • Glibenclamide can interact with the following medications when taken together:

    • Drugs like non-steroidal painkillers, ciprofloxacin and propranolol can increase the chances of lowering the blood sugar levels below normal and resulting in hypoglycemia.
    • Bosentan can increase the risk of liver damage.
    • Thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, and other drugs could increase blood sugar levels and result in loss of blood glucose control.
    • Colesevelam, can reduce glibenclamide levels in the blood. Therefore, glibenclamide should be taken at least 4 hours before colesevelam.

    Storage Conditions for Glucomin Plus

    • Should be stored at room temperature, keep it away from heat.



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