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    Gliclazide

    Information about Gliclazide

    Gliclazide uses

    Gliclazide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

    How gliclazide works

    Gliclazide is an anti-diabetic medication. 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 avoids long-term complications.
    • Take Gliclazide 30 minutes before meal, preferably your first large meal of the day.
    • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side-effect; learn how to identify and manage its symptoms (sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, 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.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Gliclazide.

    Frequently asked questions for Gliclazide

    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 12 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)