DIABETROL 5/500MG Tablet comprises 2 medicines and treats type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. The tablet helps manage blood sugar levels in diabetic people. Consume this tablet with food. Follow the prescription of your healthcare provider and take it regularly. The doctor will set the correct dose for you. The dose may change frequently to manage your blood sugar levels. If you start feeling better after taking the tablet, do not stop taking it without asking your physician. If you stop, you may find an increase in blood sugar levels. It may risk your kidney and cause nerve issues or loss of limbs. 

Note that this is a part of the whole treatment. You should exercise regularly and follow a balanced diet as it helps control diabetes.

One of the common side effects of this tablet is low glucose levels. You should be able to identify the symptoms of low blood glucose levels. They are headache, dizziness, shaking, and sweating. You should know how to handle these symptoms.

To avoid these symptoms, try not to skip meals. You should keep fast-acting things containing glucose always with you. For example, fruit juice or sugary food items. If you are in the habit of drinking alcohol, then you need to quit. Consuming alcohol consumption can lower your blood sugar levels. Some other side effects that you may face upon taking this tablet are diarrhea, nausea, change in taste, infection upper respiratory tract, and stomach pain. Some patients also witness an increase in weight after taking this tablet. 


  • You have type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  • You have diabetic high acid levels in your blood.
  • You have severe liver/kidney disease.
  • You have heart disease. Please speak to your physician first.

If you have had heart disease in the past, tell your healthcare provider before you take this tablet. The tablet may not be advisable for you.

Pregnant/breastfeeding women should speak to their physicians before consuming this tablet. The doctor will monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. He may also suggest blood tests to check the count of blood cells and the functioning of your liver.


  Treats Type 2 diabetes mellitus


This tablet helps manage increased blood sugar levels. The tablet helps you eliminate extra glucose from the body via urine. It also enhances the response of your body to a hormone called insulin. Insulin hormone in our body helps regulate blood glucose levels in the body. Insulin also helps reduce blood sugar levels. It prevents the increase in blood sugar levels that you may experience after having meals. Keep taking the tablet for the duration prescribed.

It is important to reduce blood sugar levels to control diabetes. Controlling the blood sugar levels will also help you cut down the risk of facing unwanted side effects of diabetes. For example, eye damage, kidney damage, loss of limbs, and nerve problems. Focus on a balanced diet, regular exercise, and take the tablet regularly.


Most side effects of this tablet will not need any immediate medical help or a visit to the clinic. These side effects will withdraw after some time. If the side effects are something you are worried about, speak to your healthcare provider.

Common side effects 

  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea



The dose and duration for this tablet are decided by your doctor. Follow his instructions. Swallow this tablet using water. Do not practice crushing or breaking this tablet. Take this tablet with food.


This tablet consists of two antidiabetic medicines. They are Glibenclamide and metformin. The first medicine increases the quantity of insulin released by your pancreas. It helps reduce blood sugar. On the other hand, the second medicine reduces the production of glucose in the liver and delays glucose absorption from the intestines. It reduces the body’s sensitivity to the hormone insulin.


When should you avoid taking this tablet?

Glibenclamide should be avoided in patients 

  • With allergic reaction to the medicine
  • Type 1 diabetes (it is not effective for type 1 diabetes)
  • Having ketoacidosis, which needs insulin treatment
  • Having a deficiency of Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. It is because of the complications of malfunction of red blood cells
  • Having severe kidney or liver problems.


Others who should avoid taking the tablet

  • Pregnant/breastfeeding women
  • Patients are on bosentan as there is a risk of liver damage.


Keep this tablet at room temperature. Keep the tablet away from heat & moisture.

Do not let pets or children access the tablet.

Avoid using expired or damaged tablets.

Trash the tablets not in use. Avoid flushing it in a toilet or throwing it into the drain. 


Is this tablet safe for use in pregnant women?

There is not much data available about using this tablet in pregnant women please get in touch with the physician before you use it during pregnancy.

Can nursing mothers take DIABETROL 5/500MG?

This tablet is not advisable for nursing mothers. This is because the elements in this tablet may transfer to the breast. If you are breastfeeding, speak to your physician.

Is it safe to drive after taking this tablet?

This tablet can result in low blood sugar levels which can disturb your driving ability. So, keep sugar-rich products handy with you. For example, sugar, a chocolate bar, and juice in the car while driving.

If you notice any signs of reduced blood glucose levels like disturbed vision, sweating, dizziness, or drowsiness, stop driving instantly and take the sugar-rich food. Avoid taking sugar-free things in such conditions.+

Is alcohol consumption allowed with this tablet?

Consumption of alcohol is strictly a no-no during the treatment with this tablet. Alcohol tends to reduce blood sugar levels. It can be risky and can lead to severe conditions like lactic acidosis.

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