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Active ingredients: glipizide
What it is used for
As an adjunct to diet and exercise for the control of hyperglycaemia and its associated symptomatology in patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM; type II), formerly known as maturity onset diabetes, after an adequate trial of dietary therapy has proved unsatisfactory.,In initiating treatment for non insulin dependent diabetes, diet should be emphasised as the primary form of treatment. Caloric restriction and weight loss are essential in the obese diabetic patient. Proper dietary management alone may be effective in controlling the blood glucose and symptoms of hyperglycaemia. The importance of regular physical activity should also be stressed, and cardiovascular risk factors should be identified, and corrective measures taken where possible. If this treatment programme fails to reduce symptoms and/or blood glucose, the use of an oral sulfonylurea or insulin should be considered. Use of Melizide must be viewed by both the physician and patient as a treatment in addition to diet, and not as a substitute for diet or as a convenient mechanism for avoiding dietary restraint. Furthermore, loss of blood glucose control on diet alone also may be transient, thus requiring only short term administration of Melizide.,During maintenance programmes, Melizide should be discontinued if satisfactory lowering of blood glucose is no longer achieved. Judgements should be based on regular clinical and laboratory evaluations.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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10.2mm x 5.75mm oval, normal convex, white tablet debossed "GP/5" on one side and a Greek alpha symbol on the reverse.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on September 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient glipizide
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Reporting side effects
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