Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gliclan 80mg Tablet 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.
Gliclan 80mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Gliclan 80mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Gliclan 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gliclan 80mg Tablet 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
Gliclan 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gliclan 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Is Gliclan useful in the management for prediabetes?
Gliclan 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 Gliclan for few days?
No, Gliclan 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 Gliclan be given to elderly patients?
Yes, Gliclan 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 Gliclan different from teneligliptin?
Both Gliclan 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. Gliclan 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 Gliclan if I have a sulfa allergy?
Use of Gliclan should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Q. How is Gliclan different from metformin?
Both metformin and Gliclan 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 Gliclan causes very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
Q. Does Gliclan cause weight gain?
Yes, Gliclan 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.