Medicine Overview of Claglid Tablet
Claglid Tablet 40mg is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Claglid Tablet 40mg is to be taken with food.
Claglid Tablet 40mg is an anti-diabetic medication (sulphonylurea). It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.
In Depth Information on Claglid Tablet
Helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoids long-term complications of diabetes.
Take just before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) alongside.
Learn how to identify and manage symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) such as sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, and headache, and teach your family as well.
Avoid drinking alcohol.
Claglid Tablet related warnings
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Claglid Tablet 40mg may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Claglid Tablet 40mg is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Claglid Tablet 40mg does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Claglid Tablet 40mg should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Claglid Tablet 40mg may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels with this medicine, which may take a long time to come back to normal
Claglid Tablet 40mg should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Claglid Tablet 40mg may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
You should skip a dose of Claglid Tablet 40mg , if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.
Frequently asked questions about Claglid Tablet
Q. Is Claglid useful in the management for prediabetes?
Claglid is not used for the management of Prediabetes, a condition with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to label you as diabetic. There are clinical studies available, but the evidence is not strong enough for its use in prediabetes.
Q. Can I skip Claglid for few days?
No, Claglid should not be skipped, as it can make your diabetes worse. If, you miss the dose by mistake, take it as soon as you remember.
Q. Can Claglid be given to elderly patients?
Yes, Claglid can be given to elderly patients. However they are more prone to the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), so, a regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is important. Patients should be cautious of the symptoms of hypoglycemia and always keep a quick source of sugar with them like a candy or a fruit juice.
Q. How is Claglid different from teneligliptin?
Both Claglid and are teneligliptin are antidiabetic drugs and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and have a different mechanism of action and side effects. Claglid commonly causes hypoglycemia and weight gain while teneligliptin causes headache and nasopharyngitis. Teneligliptin causes hypoglycemia when used along with insulins or sulfonylureas and does not cause weight gain.
Q. Can I take Claglid if I have a sulfa allergy?
Use of Claglid should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Q. How is Claglid different from metformin?
Both metformin and Claglid are antidiabetic drugs and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and have a different side effect profile. Metformin causes more of stomach upset, like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bloating while Claglid causes very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
Q. Does Claglid cause weight gain?
Yes, Claglid can cause weight gain. It is advisable to closely monitor your diet and do regular exercise while taking this medicine. Avoid skipping your meal as it can cause very low blood sugar levels and you may end up snacking or taking a lot of sugars.
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