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    Gliclazide + Rosiglitazone

    Information about Gliclazide + Rosiglitazone

    Gliclazide + rosiglitazone uses

    Gliclazide+Rosiglitazone is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    How gliclazide + rosiglitazone works

    This is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Gliclazide and Rosiglitazone. Gliclazide is a sulfonylurea which works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Rosiglitazone is a thiazolidinedione which works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.

    Common side effects of gliclazide + rosiglitazone

    Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Edema (swelling), Weight gain, Bone fracture, Blurred vision, Respiratory tract infection
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    20 May 2019 | 05:57 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Gliclazide + Rosiglitazone

    • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. 
    • Take it with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). 
    • 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.
    • Inform your doctor if you notice weight gain, shortness of breath,  irregular heartbeat, or any abnormal swelling.
    • 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).

    Content on this page was last updated on 20 May, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)