Metabolic Health

Glycomet GP 1 Forte Tablet

Reviewed by

Shifa Fathima

Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet

Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet is used for treating high blood sugar caused by type 2 diabetes. A sudden rise in blood sugar can cause irreversible damage to nerves and organs. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body is unable to process the glucose in the blood properly. Diabetes does not have a cure and the only way to keep the glucose level in check is through lifestyle adjustments and medications. Increased frequency of urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger levels are the symptoms of diabetes. This may be due to insufficient insulin, which processes the glucose, or due to the reduced sensitivity of the body towards insulin. The control of sugar levels in the blood is extremely essential in the case of type 2 diabetes. Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet takes care of this issue on multiple levels and keeps the blood sugar level in check. 

What is Glycomet-GP?

Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet is one pill that has 2 major drugs. Both these drugs are anti-diabetic and help the body to arrest the rise in blood glucose levels. One of the drugs is glimepiride and the other one is metformin. 

Uses of Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet

Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet is prescribed to those with type 2 diabetes. It is used to control blood sugar levels. Unlike a lot of anti-diabetic medicines, this medicine does not cause any weight gain. This medicine is cardio-protective and helps the body not cause any further complications. Here are some of the conditions that can occur in case of a constant or extremely high or sudden rise in blood sugar levels

  • Nerve damage, especially loss of sensation in your feet or hands or neuropathy
  • Diabetic foot or foot ulcer
  • Problems related to the eye like blindness or retinopathy
  • Repeated skin infections
  • Kidney disease or nephropathy
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack

Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet prevents all these complications from occurring. It should be consumed only when prescribed by the doctor and the dosage should be as per the doctor’s advice. Take it with a meal to reduce stomach problems. Take the tablet as a whole and try not to chew or crush it. 

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How Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet works

Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet has 2 drugs, glimepiride, and metformin. Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea that forces the pancreas to create more insulin. When the insulin amount increases, automatically the glucose levels in the blood drop as it gets utilized in a proper manner. Simultaneously, your body processes whatever food you eat and breaks it down into simple glucose for the body to use as energy. Metformin reduces glucose production in the liver. When the production is less, the glucose absorption rate in the intestine reduces. This in turn improves the body’s sensitivity to insulin. These 2 drugs work in tandem to balance the blood sugar levels. Plus, it is much easier to take just 1 pill for both functions rather than going for 2 different ones. 

Side Effects of Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet

Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet side effects are not faced by everyone. Those who do face them may experience:

  • Hypoglycemia which is typically characterized by dizziness, sweating, palpitations, hunger pangs, dry skin, and mouth as well. 
  • Taste change
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Respiratory problems
  • Skin rash
  • Some people may develop a condition called lactic acidosis which is a result of too much lactic acid in the body. Some of the common symptoms of lactic acidosis are stomach discomfort, reduced appetite, irregular breathing, unusual sleepiness, weakness or tiredness, and muscle pain or discomfort. 
  • Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet can lower vitamin B12 levels in the body and it is required to get a blood test done. The frequency of the same can be as per the doctor’s recommendation. 

Bottomline

Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet is a useful medicine for those who are looking to manage their blood sugar levels. One of the ways to control blood glucose levels is to lose weight or maintain your weight if it is in the normal range. Glycomet-GP 1 Forte Tablet does not cause weight gain. This medicine should be consumed strictly according to the doctor’s advice. When taken as recommended, this medicine can save lives and definitely make them better. 

FAQs

What is the best time to take Glycomet?

Take a glycomet tablet with a meal or immediately after a meal. If your doctor has not prescribed a specific time of the day and has prescribed only 1 tablet, then take it with breakfast. 

Can Glycomet cause vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, Glycomet can cause vitamin B12 deficiency.

Can I consume alcohol with Glycomet GP 1 Forte tablet?

If you consume alcohol, it is best to reveal the same to the doctor. Glycomet GP 1 Forte tablet should not be consumed with alcohol as it can cause hypoglycemia and can cause an uncommon but potentially fatal side effect called lactic acidosis. 

Is Glycomet good for diabetes?

Yes, glycomet is good for managing blood sugar levels. 

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