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Glucotrol 5mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It belongs to a group of medicines called sulfonylureas and helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.

Glucotrol 5mg Tablet may be used by itself or along with other medicines. It should be taken on an empty stomach. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it is working.

Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include diarrhea, nervousness, tremor, and flatulence. It can also sometimes cause low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Make sure you recognize the signs of having low blood glucose levels, such as sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking, and know how to deal with it. To prevent this, it's important to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose such as sugary food or fruit juice with you. Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of low blood sugar levels and should be avoided. Some people may find that they put on weight with this medicine.

You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, thyroid disease, or some hormonal conditions. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.

Uses of Glucotrol Tablet

  • Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Benefits of Glucotrol Tablet

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Glucotrol 5mg Tablet works by increasing the amount of insulin your body produces (in the pancreas). The insulin then works to lower your blood glucose level. It is usually taken once a day. You should keep taking it for as long as it is prescribed.

Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

Side effects of Glucotrol Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Glucotrol

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Tremors
  • Weight gain
  • Abnormal sensation

How to use Glucotrol 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. Glucotrol 5mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Glucotrol Tablet works

Glucotrol 5mg Tablet is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower blood glucose.

Safety advice

 
Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glucotrol 5mg Tablet.
 
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glucotrol 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
 
Breast feeding
CAUTION
Glucotrol 5mg Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
 
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
 
Kidney
CAUTION
Glucotrol 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glucotrol 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels with this medicine, which may take a long time to come back to normal
 
Liver
CAUTION
Glucotrol 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glucotrol 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Glucotrol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Glucotrol 5mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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