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Gliclan 80mg Tablet

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Composition for Gliclan 80mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Gliclan 80mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Gliclan Tablet

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Uses of Gliclan Tablet

Gliclan 80mg Tablet 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.
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Gliclan Tablet side effects

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Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.

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How to use Gliclan Tablet

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. Gliclan 80mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Gliclan Tablet works

Gliclan 80mg Tablet 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 Gliclan Tablet

Expert advice for Gliclan 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.
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Gliclan Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Gliclan Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
Pregnancy
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.
Lactation
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.
Driving
SAFE
Gliclan 80mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
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
Liver
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.

What if you miss a dose of Gliclan Tablet?uses

You should skip a dose of Gliclan 80mg Tablet , if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Gliclan Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Gliclazide

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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Gliclan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Gliclan with Trimethoprim
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Trimethoprim: Tmp
Gliclan with Bisoprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bisoprolol: Biselect, Concor, Trubis, Zabesta, Concor COR, Bisoheart, Bisokem, Bisocar, Bisveda
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nicotinic acid / Niacin: Nicoglow
Gliclan with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Lopid, Regulipid
Gliclan with Triamterene
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamterene: Trymax
Gliclan with Leflunomide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Leflunomide: Lefumide, Cleft, Lefno, Lefra, Arava, Lefrhum, Rumalef
Gliclan with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Gliclan with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Gliclan with Betaxolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betaxolol: Glucoptic, BEXOL (JAWA), Iobet
Gliclan with Beclometasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Beclometasone: Beclate
Gliclan with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal, Hyphoral, Kanazole, Lirotek, Triket
Gliclan with Sotalol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sotalol: Sotalar, Solet
Gliclan with Triamcinolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamcinolone: Trilon, Stancort, Tricort, Triroid, Acort, Pericort, Comcort, Vetalog, Bonacort, Triject, D Cort, Retilone
Gliclan with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Gliclan with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione, Thalizide
Gliclan with Pancreatin
SERIOUS
Gliclan with Labetalol
SERIOUS
Gliclan with Loteprednol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Loteprednol: Lotepred LS, Lotesol, Lotel, Lotechek, Lotepred, Prednol LS, Lotenase, Loptica
Gliclan with Spironolactone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spironolactone: Aldactone, Spilactone
Gliclan with Pindolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pindolol: Visken
Gliclan with Eplerenone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Eplerenone: Planep, Eptus, Epleran, Exinia, Eplinice
Gliclan with Celiprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
Gliclan with Rasagiline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
Gliclan with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin, Ticin, Cavidin, Rimactane, Rimpacin
Gliclan with Octreotide acetate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Octreotide acetate: Octotide, Octride, Sandostatin LAR, Octate, Varioct, Actide, Otide, Ferotide, Sandostatin, Neoctide, Varitide

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