Information about Gliclazide
Gliclazide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
How gliclazide works
is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood sugar levels.
Common side effects of gliclazide
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness
Available Medicine for Gliclazide
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- ₹35 to ₹74Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd5 variant(s)
- ₹42 to ₹73Alkem Laboratories Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹59 to ₹95Indoco Remedies Ltd3 variant(s)
Expert advice for Gliclazide
- Take it shortly before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
- Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Gliclazide affects you.
- It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
- Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
- Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
Frequently asked questions for Gliclazide
Q. Is Gliclazide useful in the management for prediabetes?
Gliclazide 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 Gliclazide for a few days?
No, Gliclazide 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. Does Gliclazide cause weight gain?
Yes, Gliclazide can cause weight gain. It is advisable to closely monitor your diet and do regular exercise while taking this medicine.
Q. What is the significance of HbA1c test?
Your doctor may ask you to get your HbA1c tested every 3 months. This test is done to see how well you have managed your blood sugar for the past 2-3 months.