Overview of Glimepiride + Metformin Tablets:
INSUGLO-M Tablets are combinations of Glimepiride and Metformin. Glimepiride in lowering blood glucose appears to be dependent on stimulating the release of insulin from functioning pancreatic beta cells. Metformin decreases hepatic glucose production, decreases intestinal absorption of glucose, and improves insulin sensitivity by increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilization.

 

 

 

 

 


Glimepride belong to a class of long acting sulphonyl urea. Metformin belong to a class of biguanide, first line drug of choice for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

INSULGO-M Tablets can be used in the treatment of the following conditions:

Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
In diabetic patient whose diabetes is not controlled by monotherapy of metformin.
Diabetic patients who have initially respond to glimepride alone but require additional glycemic control.


One INSUGLO-M Tablet two or three times daily before meals, or as directed by Physician.

The mechanism of action of glimepiride in lowering blood glucose appears to be dependent on stimulating the release of insulin from functioning pancreatic beta cells, and increasing sensitivity of peripheral tissues to insulin. Glimepiride likely binds to ATP-sensitive potassium channel receptors on the pancreatic cell surface, reducing potassium conductance and causing depolarization of the membrane. Membrane depolarization stimulates calcium ion influx through voltage-sensitive calcium channels. This increase in intracellular calcium ion concentration induces the secretion of insulin.
Metformin decreases blood glucose levels by decreasing hepatic glucose production, decreasing intestinal absorption of glucose, and improving insulin sensitivity by increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilization. These effects are mediated by the initial activation by metformin of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a liver enzyme that plays an important role in insulin signaling, whole body energy balance, and the metabolism of glucose and fats.