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GLIDE 1,2,3,4 Tablets

Composition

Glide 1:
Each tablet contains 1 mg of glimepiride. 
Glide 2:
Each tablet contains 2 mg of glimepiride. 
Glide 3:
Each tablet contains 3 mg of glimepiride. 
Glide 4:
Each tablet contains 4 mg of glimepiride. 
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Indications

Glide is oral tablets that belongs to blood glucose lowering agents (sulfonylurea class).
Glide stimulates the release of insulin from functioning pancreatic beta cells; in addition leads to increased sensitivity of peripheral tissues to insulin.
Glide is indicated to lower blood glucose in patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Glide may be used for patients who do not respond to treatment with diet and exercise.
Glide is used with metformin in cases that do not respond to each one alone.
Glide is also indicated for use in combination with insulin to lower blood glucose in patients whose hyperglycemia cannot be controlled by oral hypoglycemic agent alone.
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Dosage and Administration

Always take Glide exactly as your physician has instructed you.
You should check with your physician or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicament:
• Take this medicament orally, just before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast).
If you do not have breakfast you should take the product on schedule as given by your physician.
It is important not to miss out any meal when you are on Glide.
• Swallow the tablets whole with at least 100 ml water. 
Do not crush or chew the tablets.
How much to take?
The dose of Glide depends on your needs, condition and results of blood and urine glucose tests and is determined by your physician.
Do not administer  more tablets than your physician has prescribed.
• The usual starting dose is one Glide 1 mg tablet once a day.
• If necessary, your physician may increase the dose after each 7 -14 days of treatment.
• The maximum recommended dose is 6 mg Glide per day.
• A combination therapy of Glide plus metformin or of Glide plus insulin may be started.
In such situation  your physician will decide the proper doses of 
Glide, metformin or insulin individually for you.
• Your dose of Glide may need to be re-calculated  if the following changes occur;  weight , lifestyle, daily stress. 
Please discuss with your physician if any of these situations apply to you.
• If you feel the effect of your medicament is very weak or very strong do not change the dose yourself, but ask your physician.
a- If you take more Glide than you should: If you happen to have taken too much Glide or an additional dose there is a danger of hypoglycemia and therefore you should instantly consume enough glucose (e.g. a small bar of sucrose cubes, sweet juice, sweetened tea) and inform a physician immediately. When treating hypoglycemia due to unintended ingestion in children, the quantity of glucose given must be carefully controlled to avoid the possibility of producing hazardous hyperglycemia. Persons in a state of unconsciousness must not be given food or drink. Since the state of hypoglycemia may last for sometime it is very important that the patient is carefully observed  until there is no more danger. Admission into hospital may be required. Severe cases of hypoglycemia accompanied by loss of consciousness and coma are cases of medical emergency requiring immediate medical treatment and admission into hospital.
b- If you forget to take Glide: If you forget to take a dose, do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten doses.
c- If you stop taking Glide: If you interrupt or stop the treatment you should be aware that the desired blood glucose lowering effect is not achieved or that the disease may get worse again. Keep taking Glide until your physician tells you to stop. If you have any further inquiries on the use of Glide, ask your physician or pharmacist.

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