What is Glybovin 5 mg?
Glybovin 5 mg Tablet is a fast acting oral anti-diabetic medicine used to control blood sugar levels in type II diabetic patients. It belongs to a group of medicines known as sulfonylureas.
How Glybovin Tablet works?
Glybovin 5 Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.
How to use Glybovin Tablet?
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Glybovin 5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Major & minor side effects for Glybovin 5 MG Tablet
- Abdominal fullness
- Yellowing of skin and eyes
- Dark colored urine
- Fever or chills
- Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
- Unusual bleeding
- Fast heartbeat
- Unusual tiredness and weakness
Take the missed glibenclamide dose as soon as you remember with food. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, sweating, weakness, vomiting, fainting, seizures etc.
Pregnancy – Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. It should be used only when the benefits clearly outweigh the risks involved. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Breast-feeding – Use of this medicine is not recommended while breastfeeding. Monitoring of the infant for signs of decreased blood sugar may be required if this medicine is taken. You should consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Hypoglycemia – glibenclamide can cause moderate to severe lowering of blood glucose levels. The risks are even greater for the elderly, people who are malnourished, and people suffering from kidney / pituitary gland disorders. You should report any such incidence to the doctor. Carry a reliable source of glucose like sugar candy to counteract the effect of low blood sugar levels.
Stress – This medicine should be discontinued and alternative measures to lower blood sugar should be initiated if you have a high level of stress. Stress may be due to an infection, fever, trauma or a recent surgery. Report any such instance to the doctor.
Liver disease – glibenclamide diabetes should be used with caution if you have a liver disease or the normal function of the liver is impaired.
Kidney disease – This medicine should be used with caution if you have a kidney disease or the normal function is impaired.
Heart disease – This medicine has been associated with severe to fatal adverse effects on the heart and blood vessels. It should be used with extreme caution in such patients or alternate medicines to control blood sugar levels should be considered. Report any historic or active incidence of heart disease to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Weight gain – This medicine can cause mild to moderate weight gain on consumption.
Hemolytic anemia – This medicine can cause Hemolytic Anemia if you have a rare genetic disorder called G6PD Deficiency.