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Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR

Manufactured byShreya Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsMetformin
Description
Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR is an Anti-diabetic medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent). It helps in controlling blood sugar levels and thus, prevents serious complications of diabetes. It also minimizes the risk of diabetes-associated complications such as blindness, kidney damage, stroke, and heart attack. The medicine helps in the production of insulin (a hormone that regulates glucose levels in your blood), which reduces the excess blood sugar levels in your body. Some side effects of Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR are headache, taste change, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, weight loss, etc. This medicine can occasionally cause low blood glucose levels, its signs are sweating, dizziness, and shaking. To avoid these, eat your meals on time and carry a sugar source (sweets or fruit juice) for immediate relief. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it. Alcohol should be avoided while using this medicine, as it can also lower your blood glucose levels. During the first phases of therapy, you may feel tired or uneasy, so avoid driving or operating machinery. Take Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR with food to avoid any stomach discomfort. Do not chew or crush the tablet. Take Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR as per the prescription and for the ease of remembering, take this tablet around the same time every day. You should maintain an appropriate lifestyle, such as a high fibre diet, strict exercise, and consuming less sugar-containing food/drinks. Do not stop taking this medicine even if your sugar levels are normal unless advised by your doctor. If you have type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent), diabetic ketoacidosis (high amounts of acid in your blood), or severe kidney or liver disease, you should not take Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR. Tell your doctor if you have ever had a heart problem before taking this medication. If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, inform your doctor before taking this medicine. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Your doctor may also recommend blood tests to monitor your blood cell count and liver function.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Chest discomfort
  • Headache
  • Runny Nose
  • Heartburn
  • Swollen joints
  • Insomnia

Uses of Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR

What is it prescribed for?

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR to show its effects is approximately 7 to 8 hours after its administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR remains active in your body for approximately 4 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    You should avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol while treatment with Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR. Alcohol intake may increase the risk of lactic acidosis (increased level of lactic acid in your blood), this can be serious and life-threatening.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR is usually not advised during pregnancy since it might have significant side effects on your foetus. However, your doctor may recommend a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect depending on your clinical situation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Taking Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR is considered safe if you are breastfeeding and will not affect your infant.

Allergy

Do not take Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR if you have a history of previously allergies. A serious allergic reaction to this medicine is rare. Seek immediate medical attention, if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Metabolic Acidosis

Metabolic acidosis is too much acid in your blood. Do not take Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR if you have any such symptoms as it can worsen the condition.

Severe kidney disease

Avoid Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR if you have any kidney disease. This medicine is excreted through urine and if your kidney is not functioning properly, it can lead to improper clearance and toxicity. Thus, it may worsen your condition.

Type 1 Diabetes mellitus

Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR may not be effective in controlling your blood sugar level if you have type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Insulin injections are required to treat such conditions.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR is usually not advised during pregnancy since it might have significant side effects on your foetus. However, your doctor may recommend a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect depending on your clinical situation.

Breast-feeding

Taking Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR is considered safe if you are breastfeeding and will not affect your infant.
General warnings

Stress

If you are exposed to stressful conditions such as a fever, trauma, operations, or accidents, discontinue the use of Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR, as it may not be helpful in regulating your blood sugar levels.

Diarrhoea

You may have loose stools/ diarrhoea when you initially start taking Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR. This usually subsides over time. However, if the problem persists for a longer duration contact your doctor immediately.

Severe liver disease

If you have any persistent liver disease, take Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR with caution. This medicine is metabolised in the liver and if your liver is not functioning properly, it can lead to the accumulation of its metabolites and thereby toxicity in your body.

Use in children

Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR is not recommended for use in children since the safety and efficacy data is not available.

Missed Dose

If you forget to take a dose of Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR, make sure that you remember to take your next dose when it is due. Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose of Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR. If you suspect that you have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the nearest emergency medical department/ hospital.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

You should avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol while treatment with Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR. Alcohol intake may increase the risk of lactic acidosis (increased level of lactic acid in your blood), this can be serious and life-threatening.
Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Estradiol

Gatifloxacin

Iodinated Contrast Media

Formoterol

Disease interactions

Vitamin B12 deficiency

If you are suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency, take Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR with caution. This medicine interferes with the absorption of Vitamin B12 in your body. Take appropriate supplements based on the clinical condition.

Heart Disease

If you have heart or blood vessel diseases, take Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR with caution as it can increase the risk of heart failure.

Lactic Acidosis

If you are diagnosed with septicemia (blood poisoning by bacteria), kidney and heart diseases, take Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR with caution. This medicine may increase the risk of developing a condition called lactic acidosis (increased level of lactic acid in your blood). Therefore, monitor your blood glucose levels, kidney and heart function during the treatment with this medicine.

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a condition with decreased blood glucose levels. If you are prone to having low blood glucose level episodes, take Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR with caution. Monitor your blood glucose level regularly.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR ora as instructed by your doctor. Your dose is likely to change over time based on therapeutic response and clinical condition. You should monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and also carry a sugar candy with you to counteract unexpected lowering of blood sugar levels. Always maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen for better results.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Glycifit 1000 MG Tablet SR works by reducing glucose production in the liver and slows the absorption of sugar (glucose) from your intestines, thus increases your body's sensitivity to insulin. This helps in lowering the increased blood glucose levels.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Non-sulfonylureas, Oral Biguanides

Schedule

Schedule H

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