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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

    • Gliclazide helps to control blood sugar level and avoid long-term complications.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) along with Gliclazide.
    • Take Gliclazide 30 minutes before meal, preferably your first large meal of the day.
    • 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 while taking Gliclazide.
    • Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver diseases.

    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 18 January, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)