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Gliclazide

Antidiabetic

Uses of Gliclazide

Gliclazide helps treat Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Side effects of Gliclazide

Hypoglycemia
Weight Gain
Flatulence
Diarrhoea
Headache
Nausea
Dizziness

How Gliclazide works

Gliclazide falls under the antidiabetic agent category. Gliclazide is a sulfonylurea that lowers blood glucose by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas.

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Expert Advice

Gliclazide should be taken preferably before or with the first important meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.

It's possible that your doctor can monitor your liver function frequently. Consult your doctor as soon as possible if you have any symptoms, including stomach pain, lack of appetite, yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice), or any other abnormal changes.

It is possible that Gliclazide, when combined with other antidiabetic medications, alcohol, or when meals are delayed or missed, can result in hypoglycemia.

Always keep some sweet food or fruit juice with you in case you start experiencing signs of hypoglycemia, such as cold sweats, chilly pale skin, tremors, and anxiety.

While taking Gliclazide, you should monitor your blood sugar frequently.

While taking Gliclazide, you should maintain your regular exercise routine, maintain a balanced diet, and take any additional diabetic medications as recommended by your doctor.

If you have persistent dizziness, joint pain, cold-like symptoms, or unexplained nausea or vomiting, consult your doctor immediately.

Frequently asked questions

No, using it during pregnancy may not be safe. Although there is a lack of information in human research, there is evidence from animal studies that this is harmful to a fetus. Your doctor will consider the risks and benefits before a prescription is given. Please consult your physician.

Within 1-2 hours, you must experience the benefit of Gliclazide.

No, it's likely unsafe to take Gliclazide during breastfeeding. The medicine may enter the breast milk and harm the unborn baby, according to data.

Yes, it should be used with precaution, specifically if you have a history of kidney disorders or problems. No modification to the dosage is recommended. If you have any problems, you should consult your doctor.

Yes, it should be used with precaution, specifically if you have a history of liver disorders or problems. Some patients may need a dosage modification of Gliclazide. If you have any problems, you should consult your doctor.

It is not recommended to use any medications for high blood sugar (such as oral antidiabetics, GLP-1 receptor agonists, or insulin), antibacterial drugs (such as sulfonamides and clarithromycin), drugs for high blood pressure or heart failure (such as captopril and enalapril), medications for fungal infections (such as miconazole and fluconazole), and medications for indigestion and stomach or duodenal ulcers (H2 receptor antagonists such as ranitidine), Drugs for antidepressants (monoamine oxidase inhibitors like phenelzine and selegiline), pain relievers (ibuprofen and phenylbutazone), glucocorticoids (hydrocortisone and prednisolone), blood thinners (warfarin), and alcohol-containing medicines. Before using any prescription or over-the-counter medications, you must consult your doctor.

Do not use Gliclazide if you have an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to any of its components. Do not take this medicine if you consume foods rich in sugar. Due to a possible interaction, Gliclazide worsens the condition of diabetes. We recommend that you consult a doctor as soon as possible.

No, stopping this medicine suddenly increases the chance of type 2 diabetes. You must take it for as long as your doctor prescribes.

No, it is unlikely to affect fertility in either men or women. However, there is currently insufficient evidence to justify any clear conclusion. Consult your doctor for the most accurate information.

Yes, it can cause low blood pressure (hypoglycemia). It is characterised by nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, perspiration, vertigo, a rapid heart rate, and feelings of anxiety or shivering.

No, Alcohol should be avoided because it could increase adverse effects such as lactic acidosis and increase the chance of low blood sugar.

Yes, there is some evidence that this medicine can cause to indigestion. To prevent it, have a healthy, balanced diet and get plenty of water.

Yes, there is some evidence that taking Gliclazide on an empty stomach can cause stomach upset. Therefore, it is recommended that it be taken either during or immediately after a meal.

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