INTRODUCTION TO BIOPRIDE M1
BIOPRIDE M1 is a combination of Glimepiride and Metformin which belongs to a group of medicines called Antidiabetic agents. It is used to treat type II diabetes mellitus when diet, exercise and treatment with other single agents did not result in adequate response. Type II diabetes mellitus is a chronic medical condition in which the body cannot properly utilize the circulating sugars (glucose) from the blood to make energy. As a result, the patient experience sudden unintentional weight loss, extreme tiredness, increased urination, thirst or hunger and slow healing ulcers. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to the nerves in the body and may to lead to other life-threatening complications.
Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea which acts by making the pancreas secrete more insulin to digest the circulating glucose and metformin is biguanide which acts by blocking the production of glucose by the liver. BIOPRIDE M1 decrease blood glucose levels and makes the body respond better to insulin.
While taking BIOPRIDE M1, patients must continue to take carbohydrate-regularized diet as instructed by their doctor to obtain better results. Before taking BIOPRIDE M1 inform You’re doctor if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, severe liver or kidney diseases, or heart problems. BIOPRIDE M1 is not recommended for use in pregnant, and breastfeeding women. The common side effects of BIOPRIDE M1 are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and changes in taste.
USES OF BIOPRIDE M1
- Treat type II diabetes mellitus when diet, exercise, and other single agents does not provide adequate response
HOW BIOPRIDE M1 WORKS
BIOPRIDE M1 effectively reduces elevated blood glucose levels, where glimepiride acts by making the pancreas secrete more insulin to digest the circulating glucose, and metformin acts by blocking the production of glucose by the liver. They collectively decrease the elevated blood glucose levels, and makes the body respond better to insulin.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take BIOPRIDE M1 as instructed by You’re doctor. Swallow it as whole, and do not crush or chew it. Do not stop taking BIOPRIDE M1 unless You’re doctor tells you to stop.
SIDE EFFECTS OF BIOPRIDE M1
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
- Nausea, vomiting
- Diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite
- Changes in taste
RARE SIDE EFFECTS
- Low blood sugar levels
- Changes in blood counts (increased tendency to bleed, increased infections, weakness, pale skin)
Stop taking BIOPRIDE M1 and consult You’re doctor immediately, if you experience
- Signs of lactic acidosis (such as generalized weakness, and tiredness, vomiting, stomach pain, muscle pain, difficulty in breathing, reduced body temperature, and decreased heartbeat)
- Signs of dehydration (such as severe vomiting, diarrhea, fever,
exposure to heat)
- Signs of liver problems (such as liver inflammation leading to yellowing of eyes, and skin)
- Signs of allergic reaction (such as skin rash, itching, inflammation of blood vessels, difficulty in breathing, decrease in blood pressure, shock, increased sensitivity to sun)
- Severe hypoglycaemia which may cause unconsciousness, seizures, or coma
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Nausea and vomiting:
Try to take BIOPRIDE M1 with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. This side effect can be seen usually while taking BIOPRIDE M1 and would stop within two weeks of therapy. However, consult You’re doctor if they persist longer.
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juices to keep yourself hydrated. This side effect can be seen usually while taking BIOPRIDE M1 and would stop within two weeks of therapy. However, consult You’re doctor if they persist longer
Low blood sugar:
During signs of low blood sugar levels, immediately consume a meal or a snack which is rich in sugars like sweets, biscuits, or fruit juice. Follow the carbohydrate-regularized diet as instructed by You’re doctor to obtain better results. Consult You’re doctor if the signs of low blood sugar levels do not improve.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
BIOPRIDE M1 is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult You’re doctor before taking.
BIOPRIDE M1 is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult You’re doctor before taking.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any tools or machines if you experience signs of low blood sugar levels (like dizziness or fainting) while taking BIOPRIDE M1.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking BIOPRIDE M1 as it could further increase blood glucose levels.
BIOPRIDE M1 is not recommended for use in patients who have severe kidney impairment. Consult You’re doctor before taking.
BIOPRIDE M1 is not recommended if you have severe liver disease. Consult You’re doctor before taking.
Do not take BIOPRIDE M1 if you are allergic to Metformin, Glimepiride or other sulphonylureas (such as glibenclamide, gliclazide) or sulfonamides (Ex. sulfamethoxazole).
BIOPRIDE M1 is not recommended for use in patients having severe infection in the lungs or in the respiratory tract. Consult You’re doctor before taking.
BIOPRIDE M1 is not recommended for use if you:
- Have metabolic acidosis (buildup of acids or ketone bodies in the body which can cause sever weakness, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, muscle pain which could be fatal)
- Have diabetic coma (high blood glucose levels causing unconsciousness)
- Have severe dehydration, severe infection, or shock
- Have uncontrollable diabetes or type I diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes)
Before taking BIOPRIDE M1, inform You’re doctor if you:
- Recently had an injury, operation, fever with infections or under any other stressful condition
- Malnourished or not eating You’re meals properly (irregular mealtime or skipped meals)
- Recently made changes in You’re diet
- Have hormonal imbalance (Ex. thyroid disorders)
- Are doing high intensity exercises without proper energy-rich nutrient diet
- Are scheduled for a surgery
Use in Pediatrics:
- BIOPRIDE M1 is generally not recommended for use in children, and adolescents under 18 years of age. Kindly consult You’re doctor before taking.
Use in Geriatrics:
- BIOPRIDE M1 should be used with caution in elderly patients. Kindly consult You’re doctor before taking.
A. Drug – Drug interactions:
Before taking BIOPRIDE M1, inform You’re doctor if you are taking,
- Medicines used to treat pain, and inflammation (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, celecoxib, oxyphenbutazone, phenylbutazone, azapropazone)
- Other medicines used to treat diabetes (such as insulin, glyburide)
- Anabolic (used to increase muscle buildup) Ex. nandrolone, oxymetholone
- Medicines used for blood thinning (Ex. warfarin)
- Fenfluramine (used to treat obesity)
- Medicines used to heart problems (Ex. captopril, enalapril, propranolol, disopyramide, methyldopa, clonidine, reserpine, diazoxide)
- Diuretics (used to increase urine output) Ex. hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide
- Medicines used to treat high blood cholesterol levels (Ex. clofibrate, fenofibrate, nicotinic acid, colesevelam)
- Medicines used to treat depression (such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine, fluoxetine, citalopram).
- Medicines used to treat gout (Ex. allopurinol, probenecid, sulfinpyrazone)
- Medicines used to treat certain forms of cancer (Ex. crizotinib, olaparib trofosfamide, cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide)
- Medicines to treat bacterial infections (Ex. doxycycline, chloramphenicol, azithromycin, erythromycin, clarithromycin)
- Fluconazole, isavuconazole, miconazole (used to treat fungal infections)
- Tritoqualine (used to treat nasal congestion caused due to allergic reactions)
- Pentoxifylline (used to treat circulatory disorders)
- Medicines used to treat urinary tract infections (Ex. cotrimoxazole)
- Testosterone (used to regulate male hormone in the body)
- Estrogen, and progesterone containing medicines (used to regulate female hormones in the body)
- Levothyroxine (used to treat thyroid deficiency)
- Corticosteroids (used to treat pain, and inflammation) Ex. prednisolone, dexamethasone, betamethasone
- Medicines used to treat mental illness (Ex. chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, fluphenazine)
- Medicines that have stimulatory effects in the body (Ex. adrenaline, amphetamine)
- Medicines to treat constipation (Ex. lactulose)
- Phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy)
- Glucagon (used to treat severe low blood sugar levels)
- Barbiturates (used to induce sleep) Ex. phenobarbital
- Rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis)
- Acetazolamide (used to treat glaucoma)
- Ranitidine, cimetidine (used to treat stomach ulcers)
- Injection of contrast medium (used for diagnostic purpose)
- Dolutegravir (used to treat viral infections)
- Ranolazine (used to treat chest pain)
- Vandetanib (used to treat tumors of thyroid gland)
If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of BIOPRIDE M1, consult You’re doctor immediately. Overdose may cause signs of lactic acidosis (such as generalized weakness, and tiredness, vomiting, stomach pain, muscle pain, difficulty in breathing, reduced body temperature, and decreased heartbeat).
- Keep BIOPRIDE M1 out of reach of children.
- Store BIOPRIDE M1 at room temperature.
FAQs ABOUT BIOPRIDE M1
Can I consume alcohol while taking BIOPRIDE M1?
No. Do not consume alcohol while taking BIOPRIDE M1 as it can increase You’re blood sugar levels further.
Can BIOPRIDE M1 cause vitamin B12 deficiency?
Yes. The use of BIOPRIDE M1 can cause alternation in blood count. It can cause decrease in number of red blood cells making You’re skin look pallor, and can make you feel tired, and weak. Consult You’re doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
What are the precautions do I need to follow while taking BIOPRIDE M1?
Before taking BIOPRIDE M1 inform You’re doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have type I diabetes or any other conditions affecting You’re liver, kidney, or heart function. Inform You’re doctor if you have any signs of infections. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, and urinary infections. While taking BIOPRIDE M1, always carry a sugary snack or meal with you, so that it can help you to cope up sudden episodes of dizziness or fainting caused due to low blood sugar levels. Regularly monitor You’re blood glucose levels, and kidney functions as instructed by You’re doctor without fail.
Can I stop taking BIOPRIDE M1 once my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking BIOPRIDE M1 without consulting You’re doctor. Continue to take BIOPRIDE M1 as instructed by You’re doctor to obtain better results.
What are the possible side effects of BIOPRIDE M1?
BIOPRIDE M1 can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and changes in taste sensation. However, these side effects are usually temporary, and gets resolved within two weeks of time. If they persist for longer period, contact You’re doctor.
USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
- Glucose – Fasting Blood
- Glucose – Postprandial Blood
- Glycosylated Hemoglobin
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