COMPOSITION

  • Glimepiride IP 1 mg

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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Introduction

Epiride 1 Tablet contains Glimepiride. It is an anti-diabetic drug which belongs to sulphonylurea class which is long acting oral anti-diabetic drug.

 

Indications

  • Mainly used in type 2 diabetes
  • Adjunct therapy to improve hyperglycemia

 

Dosage

Once daily in the morning after meal.

 

Mechanism of action

The drug stimulates the pancreatic beta cells which causes release of insulin. The drug bound to sulphonyl urea receptor in the pancreatic cells closing of potassium channel which causes release of insulin. This in turn causes lowering of blood glucose level.

 

Pharmacology

Absorption

After oral administration the drug peak concentration achieves in 2-3 hrs. Co-administration of the drug with food causes decrease in the concentration of the drug by 8-9%

Distribution

The drug  is well distributed in the body by binding protein binding about 99.5%. The drug is metabolized oxidative biotransformation by oral administration.

 

Excretion

The drug follows renal excretion

 

Contraindication

  • Patient with the history of hypersensitivity to drug

 

Precautions

  • Can cause hypoglycemia
  • Increased the risk of cardiac mortality
  • In pregnant patients

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