Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S
Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed for the treatment of diabetes mellitus,type 2
Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S contains Glibenclamide
Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is taken orally (via mouth)
Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children and adults alike
Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet format
Glibenclamide 5 mg
How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition
Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a class of drugs called “hypoglycemics” (anti-diabetics, sulfonylurea) that are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus and maturity-onset diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes, also known as non insulin-dependent diabetes, is a condition resulting from a combination of insulin resistance, i.e, body cells failing to respond properly to the insulin produced, inadequate insulin secretion, and excessive production of glucagon. Progression of the disease may lead to insulin deficiency. This causes hyperglycemia. (high blood sugar levels)
Maturity onset diabetes, is a rare, inherited form of diabetes mellitus caused by a mutation (change) in an autosomal dominant gene, characterised by impaired insulin secretion. Onset is usually before the age of 25 years.
This medicine is available in tablet form on prescription. It is prescribed to lower blood sugar levels by increasing insulin (hormone controlling blood sugar levels) production by the pancreas.
Dosage of Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S depends on age, severity of condition, patient’s response to medicine and their comorbidities.
Common side effects of this medication are nausea, headache, gastrointestinal (stomach and bowel) upset and dizziness.
Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to adults between 18-60 years of age. It is not recommended in children.
It is used in the treatment of
- Type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar levels) – as an adjunctive therapy to diet and exercise
- Maturity-onset diabetes (hereditary form of diabetes mellitus)
How does Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S work?
It is an anti-diabetic medication that works by increasing insulin (a natural substance required in breaking down sugar) production by the pancreas and the ability of the body to utilise it effectively.
How to use Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S?
It is better to take the medication with a meal to avoid side effects. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water.
- Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet form with a potency of 5mg.
- Recommended starting dose is 5mg taken with breakfast daily.
- Dosage is adjusted according to the patient’s response.
- Maximum recommended daily dose is 15mg (taken as 5mg tablets thrice a day with meals)
Dosage is completely dependent on the age, severity of condition, patient’s response to medicine and their comorbidities. Your doctor may vary your dosage to regulate your blood sugar levels.
Pregnancy use and lactation
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor before using Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S. If you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S as it is contraindicated.
Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S:
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus (condition in which your body does not produce insulin)
- Pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding
- Allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to the product or other sulfonylureas or sulfonamides.
- Hepatic (liver) insufficiency
- Renal (kidney) insufficiency
- Impaired adrenocortical function
- Porphyria (inherited blood disorder)
- Severe trauma
- About to have surgery
- Treatment with miconazole (anti fungal)….
- Diabetic ketoacidosis (abnormally fast breakdown of fat into blood acids called ketones)
- Diabetic coma (life-threatening condition causing unconsciousness)
Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions while using Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S:.
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Risk factor for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) – malnourishment, severe vascular disease, adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid function)
- Liver impairment
- Kidney impairment
- Stress in situations like trauma, surgery – doctor might switch over to insulin in this case
- G6PD (glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency
- Alcohol intake
- Heart problem
- Allergic reactions (indicated by skin rash, swelling around face area, wheezing, chest tightness and breathing difficulty)
Interaction with other medications
Certain medications could interact with Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S, hence, in that case your doctor might alter your dosage and make sure to monitor blood sugar levels more closely.
Please inform your doctor about the use of the following before taking Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S:
- Phenylbutazone (anti inflammatory)
- Lipid lowering agents (bezafibrate, clofibrate)
- Alcohol intake
- Anti diabetics (biguanides)
- Beta blockers
- Antifungals (fluconazole, miconazole)
- ACE inhibitors
- H2 receptors antagonists (cimetidine)
- B2 adrenergic receptor agonists (Salbutamol, terbutaline)
- Disopyramide (anti arrhythmic)
- Chloramphenicol (antibiotic)
- Nicotinic acid
- Phenothiazine derivatives
- Tetracyclines (antibiotic)
- Thyroid hormones
Like most medicines, Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S has some side effects which include:
- Gastrointestinal (stomach and bowel) upset – vomiting/diarrhoea
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) manifested as dizziness, weakness, drowsiness, headache and sweating
- Anaphylaxis (allergic) reactions – difficulty breathing, swelling of your throat or tongue, hives, or difficulty swallowing
- Liver disorders (e.g hepatitis jaundice indicated by yellowness in eye)
- Blood disorder – indicated by paleness, prolonged bleeding, bruising, sore throat and fever
- Change in haematopoietic (related to formation of blood cells) system
- Skin reactions – appearance of rash, redness, sudden swelling of the eyelids, face, lips mouth, tongue and throat (making it difficult to breathe)
- Transient visual disturbance
How to cope with some of the adverse effects
- Nausea (feeling sick) – Take Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S with meals and avoid having spicy food
- Vomiting and Diarrhoea – Keep yourself hydrated by having lots of fluids and if the problem persists, consult your doctor before taking any medication for vomiting and diarrhoea
- Dizziness – Try and rest until you feel better and refrain from driving or using any tools or machinery
- Headaches – Take a painkiller, rest and keep yourself hydrated at all times. Avoid drinking alcohol
- Hypoglycemia – Carry fast acting carbohydrates (like sweets and juice) to prevent your body from going into a state of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the serious side effects.
Key facts about Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S
- Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (condition resulting in elevated levels of sugar in the blood) and maturity-onset diabetes (hereditary form of diabetes mellitus)
- It is prescribed to adults between 18-65 years of age.
- It should be avoided in elderly, debilitated and malnourished patients.
- It works by increasing insulin (a natural substance required in breaking down sugar) production by the pancreas and the ability of the body to utilise it effectively.
- Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is best known to be taken with meals to avoid common side effects like nausea and
- Some people have shown to gain weight when taking Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S.
- Matter of concern arises when you experience signs like yellowness of eyes, prolonged bleeding and bruising, chest pain, breathing difficulties, skin rashes or an allergic reaction. In that case contact your doctor immediately.
- It is important for your doctor to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly, along with repeated tests to prevent you from any complications.
- Patients need to avoid alcohol intake and other anti diabetic medications like insulin, along with maintaining a good diet to prevent hypoglycemic events.
- Use of Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not recommended in pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
1. WHAT EXACTLY DOES Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S DO?
People with type 2 diabetes fail to respond properly to the insulin produced, secrete inadequate insulin, or produce excessive glucagon. Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by increasing insulin (a natural substance required in breaking down sugar) production by the pancreas and the ability of the body to utilise it effectively.
2. DOES Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S AFFECT KIDNEYS?
People with severe kidney disease needed to be assessed before being prescribed this medicine. It does not affect those with normal kidney function and hence, is safe to use for them.
3. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO TAKE Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S FOR?
Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is usually prescribed for long term use, possibly life long. Your dosage and time period is decided by your doctor after knowing the severity of your condition.
4. CAN I STOP TAKING Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S?
This medicine largely controls your blood sugar levels, but does not cure your condition. Hence, do not just stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor, otherwise your condition could possibly get worse.
5. IS IT NECESSARY TO TAKE Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S WITH FOOD?
It is advised to take Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S with your meal to reduce side effects like, nausea and upset stomach.
6. CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL WHILE TAKING Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S?
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are on Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S as it can interfere with your treatment causing low blood sugar levels especially in aged patients and on occasions where you have skipped a meal.
7. CAN I TAKE Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S IF I HAVE SULFA ALLERGY?
It should be avoided in patients that are allergic to sulfonamides, sulfonylureas or any other ingredients present in Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S.
8. IS Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S USED IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PRE-DIABETES AND TREATMENT OF PCOS?
There is no clinical evidence available for the use of Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S in these conditions.
9. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S?
An overdose of Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) indicated by feeling hungry, trembling or shaking, sweating, feeling confused and having problems concentrating. It can also severely affect your liver, result in blood disorders, skin disease and possibly cause an allergic reaction. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these signs.
10. WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S?
Incase you miss a dose, take your next dose on time and do not try making up for the missed dose by doubling it up. If it helps to remind you, set an alarm so you do not miss any dose.
11. CAN I TAKE Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING?
Use of Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not recommended in pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding so that they can prescribe you a medicine accordingly without causing any complications for you or your baby.
12. WHAT IF Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S IS NO LONGER WORKING?
Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease which means, in the long run, your body might start producing even less insulin than before and its ability to utilise the insulin produced could deteriorate as well. Hence, the dose of Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S is usually increased over time to manage your blood glucose levels. At times, Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S alone might not be effective and in that case your doctor will prescribe a combination of medicines so that your body is more reactive to it.
13. CAN I DRIVE OR RIDE A BIKE AFTER TAKING Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S?
Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S alone might not affect your ability to drive or ride a bike, but when given in combination with other medicines, it could result in low blood sugar levels resulting in loss of concentration vision impairment (your eyesight is affected). To be on the safe side, always carry fast acting carbohydrates (like sweets and juice) to prevent your body from going into a state of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
14. HOW SHOULD Glicon 5mg Tablet 10 ‘S BE STORED?
Keep the medicine at room temperature in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Make sure to keep it away from pets, children and other people.