GP Met 5mg/500mg Tablet

GP Met 5mg/500mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Packaging :

strip of 10 tablets

Manufacturer :

West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd



Introduction to GP Met 5mg/500mg Tablet

GP Met 5mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of Glipizide and metformin oral diabetes medications designed to regulate blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Notably, it is not prescribed for type 1 diabetes.

This combination utilizes the synergistic effects of Glipizide and Metformin. Glipizide stimulates insulin production by the pancreas, facilitating glucose breakdown. Meanwhile, Metformin improves the body's response to insulin and reduces excessive glucose production in the liver.

Generally, it is taken with meals to maximize effectiveness. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if the next scheduled dose is near, skip the missed one. Avoid doubling up to make up for a missed dose.

Common side effects include upset stomach, nausea, diarrhoea, headache, or mild cold symptoms. However, if you experience severe hypoglycaemia (extreme weakness, blurred vision, confusion, etc), signs of heart problems, or symptoms of lactic acidosis (unusual muscle pain, trouble breathing), seek immediate medical attention.

Inform your healthcare provider of any allergies to Glipizide, Metformin, or related substances. Disclose your medical history, especially regarding kidney issues, heart conditions, or if you are over 80 years old and In instances of vomiting, diarrhoea, or fever, contact your doctor promptly to prevent dehydration.

If you happen to miss a dose, take it promptly. However, if the next scheduled dose is approaching, it is advisable to forgo the missed dose. Avoid doubling up to make up for a missed dose.


How GP Met 5mg/500mg Tablet Works

Similar to the standalone Glipizide, but combined with Metformin, this formulation provides dual mechanisms for glycemic control in type 2 diabetes. Glipizide stimulates insulin release, while Metformin reduces glucose production.

How to take GP Met 5mg/500mg Tablet

Follow your doctor's guidance for this medicine, taking it in the prescribed dose and duration
You can take this medicine with or without food, but maintaining a consistent time daily is recommended for better results
Swallow the drug whole; avoid chewing, crushing, or breaking it

Special Precautions about GP Met 5mg/500mg Tablet

Glipizide enhances insulin release, which can lead to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). The risk of hypoglycaemia is higher with higher doses of glipizide. Patients should be educated about recognizing the signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia, and blood glucose levels should be monitored regularly. Dosage adjustments or changes in diet may be necessary to manage hypoglycaemia.
Glipizide belongs to the sulfonylurea class, and individuals with a known sulpha allergy should use glipizide with caution. Cross reactivity with sulpha antibiotics is rare, but it's still important to be aware of the possibility.
Both glipizide and metformin can cause gastrointestinal side effects, including nausea and diarrhoea. These effects may be more pronounced when the two medications are used together. Inform healthcare providers about any persistent or severe gastrointestinal symptoms.

BENEFITS OF GP Met 5mg/500mg Tablet

Manages blood sugar levels Enhances insulin sensitivity. Reduces glucose production Supports overall glycaemic control.

SIDE EFFECTS OF GP Met 5mg/500mg Tablet

Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
Weight gain
Abdominal discomfort
Abnormal sensation

What if I Missed a Dose of GP Met 5mg/500mg Tablet

If you miss a dose, take it when you remember. If your next dose is close, skip the missed one and stay on your regular schedule. Avoid taking two doses at once. Consult your doctor for guidance on managing missed doses effectively.

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Safety Advice For GP Met 5mg/500mg Tablet

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