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    Information about Gliclazide

    Gliclazide uses

    Gliclazide 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.

    How gliclazide works

    Gliclazide 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.

    Common side effects of gliclazide

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

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    Expert advice for Gliclazide

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Gliclazide


    Q. Is gliclazide the same as glipizide?

    No,gliclazide and glipizide belong to a class of drugs known as sulphonylureas

    Q. Is gliclazide a statin or, steroid?

    No,gliclazide belongs to sulfonylurea category of antidiabetic drug class

    Q. What is Glizid M?

    Glizid M is a combination product that contains gliclazide and metformin. Both drugs are used to lower blood glucose levels in adult with type 2 diabetes mellitus that is not controlled by diet and exercise alone.

    Content on this page was last updated on 23 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)