Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet


Uses of Gliclapack Tablet

Gliclapack 40 mg 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.

Gliclapack Tablet side effects

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Gliclapack 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. Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Gliclapack Tablet works

Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Gliclapack Tablet related warnings

Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
Gliclapack 40 mg 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.
Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gliclapack 40 mg 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
Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gliclapack Tablet?

You should skip a dose of Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet, if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

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Expert Advice

  • Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoid long-term complications of diabetes.
  • Take it shortly 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.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet affects you.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gliclapack with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Gliclapack

High cholesterol and lipid. Also type 2 diabetes under control. Vegetarian. Pls advise on dite
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Per day calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with a proportion of 60:20:20 between carbohydrates, fats and proteins, respectively, take Healthy fats from raw nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds etc, fresh Fruits and vegetables,whole grains, legumes and other high-fibre diet, avoid refined carbohydrate diet,if u eat non veg u can take fish, poultry egg white, pulses whereas avoid red meat, avoid saturated fats like ghee, butter, avoid sweet foods, take small but frequent meals, supplements containing omega 3 fatty acids like Multivite fm omega capsule Quit smoking, avoid too much alcohol intake, find ways to reduce stress like meditation, yoga, etc. Moderate exercise daily like a brisk walk for 1 km. hope it helps
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January and I m taking medicine. Now it's under control. Can you suggest me a meal plan that I can go for to control my weight and diabetes. Thank you
Dr. Shikha Mishra
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,egg, homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water.Be active whole day for personalized diet chart write to me on do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio or weights
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Q. Is Gliclapack useful in the management for prediabetes?

Gliclapack 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 Gliclapack be given to elderly patients?

Yes, Gliclapack can be given to elderly patients. However, since they are more prone to the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), 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. Can I skip Gliclapack for a few days?

No, Gliclapack 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 I take Gliclapack if I am allergic to sulfa?

No, the use of Gliclapack should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides. Avoid it if you are allergic to any of the other ingredients of this medicine as well.

Q. Does Gliclapack cause weight gain?

Yes, Gliclapack 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jul 2018.
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