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

    Available Medicine for Gliclazide

    • ₹60 to ₹167
      Serdia Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹59 to ₹120
      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹37 to ₹120
      Panacea Biotec Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹36 to ₹100
      Ipca Laboratories Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹47 to ₹93
      Micro Labs Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹26 to ₹83
      Indi Pharma
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹32 to ₹52
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹166
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹39 to ₹61
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹25 to ₹42
      Bal Pharma Ltd
      3 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Gliclazide

    • Gliclazide should be taken with food.
    • You may get symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) with Gliclazide. Symptoms are dizziness, nausea, tremor, sweating or confusion.
    • The risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may increase if you miss or delay the meal, consume alcohol or use antidiabetic medication like insulin.
    • In most cases, the symptoms will quickly vanish if you take some kind of sugar (sugar candy/cubes).
    • It should be avoided or used with caution if you are also taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), alcohol, β-blockers and ACE inhibitors.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.

    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 11 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)