What is this medicine used for?
For non-insulin-dependent diabetes (type 2) in adults, when dietary measures and exercise alone are not sufficient to control blood glucose.
How much and how often should you use this medicine?
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The daily dose of Gliclazide may vary from one half to 2 tablets per day i.e. from 30 to 120mg taken orally in a single intake at breakfast time. If a dose is forgotten, there must be no increase in the dose taken next day. As with any hypoglycemic agent, the dose should be adjusted according to the individual patient’s metabolic response.
Hypersensitivity to gliclazide or to any of the excipients, other sulfonylureas
• Insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1)
• Diabetic pre-coma and coma, diabetic ketoacidosis
• Severe renal or hepatic insufficiency (in these cases the use of insulin is
Warning and Precautions
This treatment should be prescribed only if the patient is likely to have a regular
food intake (including breakfast). It is important to have a regular carbohydrate intake due to the increased risk of hypoglycemia if a meal is taken late, if an inadequate amount of food is consumed or if the food is low in carbohydrate.
Hypoglycemia is more likely to occur during low caloric diets,
following prolonged or strenuous exercise, alcohol intake or if a
combination of hypoglycemic agents is being used. Because of the possibility that irbesartan may have a harmful effect on the fetus, it should not be used
Hypoglycemia may occur following administration of sulfonylureas. Some cases may be severe and prolonged. Hospitalization may be necessary and glucose administration may need to be continued for several days. Careful selection of patients, of the dose used, and clear patient directions are necessary to reduce the risk of hypoglycemic episodes.
RM Gluclazide SR 60 mg box of 60s