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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Velacom purchase.


Read drug prescription

It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Velacom before taking it.

What is Velacom

Treating type 2 diabetes in patients who cannot control blood sugar levels by diet and exercise alone. It is used along with diet and exercise. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines.
Velacom is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic medicine. It works by causing the pancreas to release insulin, which helps to lower blood sugar.

Important safety information:

  • Velacom may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Velacom with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Velacom; it may increase the risk of low blood sugar. Rarely, alcohol may interact with Velacom and cause a serious reaction with symptoms such as flushing, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or stomach pain. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
  • Carry an ID card at all times that says you have diabetes. Check your blood sugar levels as directed by your doctor. If they are often higher or lower than they should be and you take Velacom exactly as prescribed, tell your doctor.
  • Proper diet, regular exercise, and regular blood sugar testing are important for best results with Velacom. Follow the diet and exercise program given to you by your health care provider.
  • It may be harder to control your blood sugar during times of stress such as fever, infection, injury, or surgery. Talk with your doctor about how to control your blood sugar if any of these occur. Do not change the dose of your medicine without checking with your doctor.
  • Velacom may cause low blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar may make you anxious, sweaty, weak, dizzy, drowsy, or faint. It may also make your heart beat faster; make your vision change; give you a headache, chills, or tremors; or make you more hungry. It is a good idea to carry a reliable source of glucose to treat low blood sugar. If this is not available, you should eat or drink a quick source of sugar like table sugar, honey, candy, orange juice, or non-diet soda. This will raise your blood sugar level quickly. Tell your doctor right away if this happens. To prevent low blood sugar, eat meals at the same time each day and do not skip meals.
  • Risk of low blood sugar may be increased by severe or prolonged exercise, drinking alcohol, or skipping meals.
  • Velacom is a sulfonylurea. It may increase the risk of death from heart disease. Talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of this or other therapies to treat your condition.
  • Velacom may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Velacom. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Velacom before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Lab tests, including fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c, may be performed while you use Velacom. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Use Velacom with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially low blood sugar levels.
  • Velacom should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Velacom may cause harm to the fetus or newborn. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Velacom while you are pregnant. It is not known if Velacom is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Velacom.

When used for long periods of time, Velacom may not work as well. If your blood sugar has been under control and then becomes hard to manage, contact your doctor. Do not change the dose of your medicine without checking with your doctor.
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Velacom side effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
  • Nausea.
  • Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain or irregular heartbeat; confusion; dark urine; fainting; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; low blood sugar symptoms (eg, anxiety, dizziness, drowsiness, fast heartbeat, headache, lightheadedness, tremors, unusual sweating, weakness); severe or persistent blurred vision or other vision problems; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; yellowing of the eyes or skin.

  • This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

    Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

    Generic drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

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    1 mg10 Tablet$0.63
    Diaglim 1mg Tablet $0.05Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
    DIAGLIM 1 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.51Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
    Diaglim 1 mg x 30's $7.40
    Diapride 4 mg Tablet $0.15
    DIAPRIDE tab 4 mg x 10's $1.62Micro Labs
    Diapride 1mg Tablet $0.05Micro Labs Ltd
    Diapride 1mg TAB / 10 $0.56
    DIAPRIDE Capsule/ Tablet / 2mg (10 units) $0.91Micro Labs
    Diapride 2 mg x 30's $7.68
    1 mg x 10's $0.42
    Diaswich 2mg Tablet $0.08Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Diaswich 2mg TAB / 10 $0.77
    Dibiglim 1 mg Tablet $0.03
    Dibiglim 1mg TAB / 100 $2.80
    DIBIGLIM tab 2 mg x 10's $0.55Novartis (Sandoz)
    Dibiglim 2mg Tablet $0.06Novartis India Ltd
    Flexiglim 0.5mg TAB / 10 $0.55
    FLEXIGLIM 2 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.60Unichem Laboratories Ltd
    2 mg x 10's $0.66
    Flexiglim 3 mg Tablet $0.08
    4 mg x 10's $0.97
    GP 4 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $1.65USV Ltd
    1 mg x 10's $0.54
    GP 2mg Tablet $0.08USV Ltd
    2 mg x 10's $0.81
    GP tab 2 mg x 10's $0.88USV
    GP 3 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $1.32USV Ltd
    2 mg10 Tablet$0.31
    GITAE tab 1 mg x 10's $0.32D.R John's Lab Pharma
    GITAE tab 2 mg x 10's $0.57D.R John's Lab Pharma
    Glim 40+400 Tablet $0.04
    Glim 80+500 Tablet $0.05
    2 mg10 Tablet$0.48
    Glimecure 2 mg Tablet $0.05
    GLIMECURE tab 2 mg x 10's $0.48Cure Quick
    2 mg x 100's $4.76
    Glimecure 2mg TAB / 100 $4.76
    Glimed 1 mg x 30's $6.60
    Glimed tab 1 mg 30's $6.60Multicare
    Glimed 2 mg x 30's $8.40
    Glimed tab 2 mg 30's $8.40Multicare
    Glimed 3 mg x 30's $11.10
    Glimed tab 3 mg 30's $11.10Multicare
    3 mg10 Tablet$0.35
    Glimestar 2mg TAB / 10 $0.26
    Glimestar 1mg Tablet $0.03Mankind Pharma Ltd
    GLIMESTAR 1 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.33Mankind Pharma Ltd
    Glimestar 4 mg Tablet $0.05
    1 mg x 10's $0.08
    Glimid 1mg TAB / 10 $0.27
    Glimid 2mg TAB / 10 $0.52
    Glimid 1 mg Tablet $0.03
    2 mg x 10's $0.52
    Glimid 4mg TAB / 10 $0.84
    1 mg10 Tablet$0.39
    1 mg x 10's $0.44
    2 mg x 10's $0.81
    Glimpid 1mg TAB / 10 $0.26
    Glimpid 2 mg Tablet $0.05
    GLIMPID 2 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.66Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
    Glimy 4 mg Tablet $0.14
    GLIMY 4 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $1.88Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    1 mg x 10's $0.62
    Glimy 2mg TAB / 10 $0.76
    Glimy 3mg TAB / 10 $1.04
    4 mg x 10's $1.30
    Glirid 2mg - 30 Tablets $12.00
    Glirid 4mg - 30 Tablets $30.00
    1 mg10 Tablet$0.36
    Glycobate 1 mg x 50's $7.90
    Glycobate 2 mg x 50's $9.70
    Glycobate 4 mg x 50's $15.30
    Glyree 1mg TAB / 10 $0.44
    Glyree 2mg TAB / 10 $0.65
    GLYREE tab 3 mg x 10's $0.75IPCA (HyCare)
    Glyree 4mg TAB / 10 $0.85
    GLYREE 4 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $1.33Ipca Laboratories Ltd
    1 mg10 Tablet$0.27
    NOVARIDE tab 1 mg x 10's $0.27Radicura
    2 mg x 100's $5.43
    Novaride 3mg TAB / 100 $6.80
    2 mg10 Tablet$0.55
    Simps 1 mg Tablet $0.03
    Simps 1mg TAB / 10 $0.29
    Simps 2 mg Tablet $0.05
    Simps 2mg TAB / 10 $0.55
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    Velacom - Frequently asked Questions

    Can Velacom be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

    In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

    It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

    How should I take Velacom?

    Use Velacom as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

    • Take Velacom by mouth with breakfast or the first main meal of the day unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
    • Velacom works best if it is taken at the same time each day.
    • Continue to take Velacom even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
    • If you miss a dose of Velacom, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

    Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Velacom.

    Who should not take Velacom?

    Some medical conditions may interact with Velacom. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
    • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
    • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
    • if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, dizziness) to any other sulfonamide medicine, such as acetazolamide, celecoxib, certain diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), glipizide, probenecid, sulfamethoxazole, valdecoxib, or zonisamide
    • if you have a history of stroke or liver, kidney, thyroid, heart, or blood vessel problems
    • if you have stomach or bowel problems (eg, stomach or bowel blockage, stomach paralysis), drink alcohol, or have had poor nutrition
    • if you have type 1 diabetes, anemia, very poor health, a high fever, a severe infection, severe diarrhea, high blood acid levels, or brain or nervous system problems, or have had a severe injury
    • if you have low levels of an enzyme called glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)
    • if you have a history of certain hormonal problems (eg, adrenal or pituitary problems, syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone [SIADH]) or low blood sodium levels
    • if you will be having surgery

    Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Velacom. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Bosentan because liver problems may occur; the effectiveness of both medicines may be decreased
    • Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol) because the risk of low blood sugar may be increased. They may also hide certain signs of low blood sugar and make it more difficult to notice
    • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), azole antifungals (eg, miconazole, ketoconazole), chloramphenicol, clarithromycin, clofibrate, disopyramide, fenfluramine, fluoxetine, insulin, metformin, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) (eg, phenelzine), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen), phenylbutazone, probenecid, quinolone antibiotics (eg, ciprofloxacin), salicylates (eg, aspirin), or sulfonamides (eg, sulfamethoxazole) because the risk of low blood sugar may be increased
    • Corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), decongestants (eg, pseudoephedrine), diazoxide, diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), estrogens, hormonal contraceptives (eg, birth control pills), isoniazid, niacin, phenothiazines (eg, promethazine), phenytoin, rifamycins (eg, rifampin), sympathomimetics (eg, albuterol, epinephrine, terbutaline), or thyroid supplements (eg, levothyroxine) because they may decrease glimepiride's effectiveness, resulting in high blood sugar
    • Gemfibrozil because blood sugar may be increased or decreased

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Velacom may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    Can Velacom be taken or consumed while pregnant?

    Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

    Can Velacom be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

    Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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    Following the study conducted by gmedication.com on Velacom, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Velacom. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

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    The information was verified by Dr. Vishal Pawar, MD Pharmacology