Medicine Overview 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.
Side Effects of Gliclapack are 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. Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
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.
In Depth Information on Gliclapack Tablet
- Gliclapack 40 mg Tablet helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoids 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 anxious feeling.
- 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).
Gliclapack Tablet related warnings
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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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Frequently asked questions about Gliclapack Tablet
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 I skip Gliclapack for 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 Gliclapack be given to elderly patients?
Yes, Gliclapack 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 Gliclapack different from teneligliptin?
Both Gliclapack 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. Gliclapack 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 Gliclapack if I have a sulfa allergy?
Use of Gliclapack should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Q. How is Gliclapack different from metformin?
Both metformin and Gliclapack 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 Gliclapack causes very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
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 and you may end up snacking or taking a lot of sugars.
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