Adglim 2mg Tablet contains Glimepiride which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-diabetic agents. It is used to treat Type II diabetes mellitus when diet and exercise alone does not result in adequate blood sugar control.
Type II diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterized by abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. It is caused due to inadequate production of a hormone called insulin (produced by pancreas to metabolize glucose) in the body or due to inadequate sensitivity of body cells to the actions of insulin.
Along with the therapy, your doctor might ask you to make certain lifestyle changes such as following a healthy diet, regular physical exercise and quitting alcohol consumption.
Before taking Adglim 2mg Tablet, inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have any hormonal problems, genetic disorders (such as G6PD deficiency) or if you are malnourished, starved, on an irregular diet.
Adglim 2mg Tablet is not suitable for use in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. Consult your doctor before taking Adglim 2mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
The most common side effects of taking Adglim 2mg Tablet is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) which can be identified through symptoms such as increased hunger, sweating, shakiness, weakness or an irregular heartbeat. To avoid this, your doctor will periodically monitor your blood sugar levels and adjust the dose of Adglim 2mg Tablet accordingly.
You can also carry a sugary snack (such as biscuits, glucose drinks or sweet candies) along with you as a precaution and have them immediately if you experience any signs of hypoglycemia. However, consult your doctor if there is no improvement in your condition.
Uses of Adglim 2mg
Treats Type II diabetes mellitus
How Does Adglim 2mg Works
Adglim 2mg Tablet is an antidiabetic medicine. It stimulates the pancreas to secrete more insulin (a hormone involved in glucose metabolism). It also makes our body more sensitive to insulin which helps in digesting the circulating sugars (glucose) in the blood, thereby reducing blood sugar levels.
Take Adglim 2 mg as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change the dosage without consulting them.
Always take the medication with food to reduce the risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly as advised by your doctor.
Inform your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, especially if you have liver or kidney problems.
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements, to avoid potential drug interactions.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.
Be cautious while driving or operating machinery as Adglim may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
Avoid alcohol consumption as it can further lower your blood sugar levels.
Be aware of signs of low blood sugar, such as shakiness, sweating, confusion, and rapid heartbeat, and know how to treat it with glucose tablets or gel, honey, or sugar if needed.
In case of severe hypoglycemia or if you become unconscious, seek immediate medical attention.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Adglim 2mg, and what is it used for?
Ans. Adglim 2 mg is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It contains the active ingredient glimepiride, which helps lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
2. How does Adglim 2mg work?
Ans. Adglim 2 mg belongs to a class of medications called sulfonylureas. It works by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin and helps the body use insulin more effectively to lower blood sugar levels.
3. How should I take Adglim 2 mg?
Ans. Take Adglim 2 mg exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Usually, it is taken with food to reduce the risk of low blood sugar. Do not change the dosage or stop taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
4. What should I do if I miss a dose of Adglim 2 mg?
Ans. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.