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- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Dimirel* used for?
Generic for Dimirel* (Glimepiride) is an oral medication used to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) patients. This medication is prescribed when high levels of blood sugar cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Generic for Dimirel* (Glimepiride) belongs to sulfonylurea class of diabetic drugs, which works by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Dimirel*?
The dosage of Generic for Dimirel* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician?s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Dimirel* If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
Generic for Dimirel* is usually taken once a day along with breakfast. Take the medication with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Dimirel*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Dimirel* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Dimirel*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Dimirel*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are cold sweats, loss of consciousness, anxiety, hunger, nausea, and drowsiness.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Dimirel*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Dimirel*
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Dimirel*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Dimirel* can interact with heart and blood pressure medications, diuretics, corticosteroids, oral contraceptives, estrogens, thyroid medications, sulfa drugs, MAO inhibitors, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Dimirel*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Dimirel* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Dimirel* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Dimirel* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Dimirel* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Dimirel* can cause side effects such as blurred vision, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, sensitivity to light, and stomach pain. Some of the serious side effects of this drug include shortness of breath, dark urine, convulsions, rapid weight gain, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, jaundice, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Dimirel*
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Dimirel*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Dimirel* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Dimirel*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Dimirel*?
How will Generic for Dimirel* work in my body?
How should Generic for Dimirel* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Dimirel* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Dimirel* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Before taking Generic for Dimirel*, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Also, you need to inform if you have heart disease, liver or kidney problems, intestinal problems, and thyroid problems. This drug is not recommended for use during pregnancy or nursing.