Gliclazide + Metformin + Rosiglitazone
Information about Gliclazide + Metformin + Rosiglitazone
Gliclazide + Metformin + Rosiglitazone Uses
Gliclazide+Metformin+Rosiglitazone is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
How Gliclazide + Metformin + Rosiglitazone works
Gliclazide + Metformin + Rosiglitazone is a combination of three antidiabetic medicines: Gliclazide , Metformin and Rosiglitazone. They work by different mechanisms to provide better control of blood sugar when single or dual therapy is not effective. Gliclazide is a sulfonylurea which works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Metformin is a biguanide. It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Rosiglitazone is a thiazolidinedione which further increases insulin sensitivity.
Common side effects of Gliclazide + Metformin + Rosiglitazone
Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level), Nausea, Taste change, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Headache, Edema (swelling), Weight gain, Blurred vision, Bone fracture, Respiratory tract infection
Expert advice for Gliclazide + Metformin + Rosiglitazone
- Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
- It may 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).