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Glucoact 80mg Tablet

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Composition for Glucoact 80mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Glucoact 80mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Glucoact Tablet

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Uses of Glucoact Tablet

Glucoact 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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Glucoact Tablet side effects

Common

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

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How to use Glucoact 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. Glucoact 80mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Glucoact Tablet works

Glucoact 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 Glucoact Tablet

Expert advice for Glucoact 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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Glucoact Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Glucoact Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glucoact 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
Glucoact 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
Glucoact 80mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Glucoact 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glucoact 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
Glucoact 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glucoact 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Glucoact Tablet?uses

You should skip a dose of Glucoact 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 Glucoact Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Gliclazide

Q. Is Glucoact useful in the management for prediabetes?
Glucoact 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 Glucoact for few days?
No, Glucoact 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 Glucoact be given to elderly patients?
Yes, Glucoact 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 Glucoact different from teneligliptin?
Both Glucoact 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. Glucoact 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 Glucoact if I have a sulfa allergy?
Use of Glucoact should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Q. How is Glucoact different from metformin?
Both metformin and Glucoact 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 Glucoact causes very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
Q. Does Glucoact cause weight gain?
Yes, Glucoact 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 Glucoact with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Glucoact with Trimethoprim
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Trimethoprim: Tmp
Glucoact with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Lopid, Regulipid
Glucoact with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Glucoact with Spironolactone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spironolactone: Aldactone, Spilactone
Glucoact with Pindolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pindolol: Visken
Glucoact with Octreotide acetate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Octreotide acetate: Octotide, Octride, Sandostatin LAR, Octate, Varioct, Actide, Otide, Ferotide, Sandostatin, Neoctide, Varitide
Glucoact with Eplerenone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Eplerenone: Planep, Eptus, Epleran, Exinia, Eplinice
Glucoact with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Glucoact with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal, Hyphoral, Kanazole, Lirotek, Triket
Glucoact with Beclometasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Beclometasone: Beclate
Glucoact with Triamcinolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamcinolone: Trilon, Stancort, Tricort, Triroid, Acort, Pericort, Comcort, Vetalog, Bonacort, Triject, D Cort, Retilone
Glucoact with Triamterene
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamterene: Trymax
Glucoact with Leflunomide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Leflunomide: Lefumide, Cleft, Lefno, Lefra, Arava, Lefrhum, Rumalef
Glucoact with Sotalol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sotalol: Sotalar, Solet
Glucoact with Pancreatin
SERIOUS
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nicotinic acid / Niacin: Nicoglow
Glucoact with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Glucoact with Labetalol
SERIOUS
Glucoact with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione, Thalizide
Glucoact with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin, Ticin, Cavidin, Rimactane, Rimpacin
Glucoact with Rasagiline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
Glucoact with Bisoprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bisoprolol: Biselect, Concor, Trubis, Zabesta, Concor COR, Bisoheart, Bisokem, Bisocar, Bisveda
Glucoact with Betaxolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betaxolol: Glucoptic, BEXOL (JAWA), Iobet
Glucoact with Celiprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
Glucoact with Loteprednol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Loteprednol: Lotepred LS, Lotesol, Lotel, Lotechek, Lotepred, Prednol LS, Lotenase, Loptica

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