Glychek 40 MG Tablet 15
Gliclazide is a medicine that controls blood sugar levels and is used in the management of type 2 diabetes. It is usually given in combination with other anti-diabetic medications (e.g. insulin) during the treatment of diabetes.
Mode of drug action :
Gliclazide drug acts by increasing the insulin production by the pancreatic beta-cells. Thus, the abnormally high levels of the sugars reduce.
What are the common side effects?
The common side effects with gliclazide medication are abnormal weight gain, hypoglycemia (abnormally low levels of sugars in the blood), abnormal levels of fats, stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, nausea, and dizziness.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Do not take Glychek if a past allergic reaction has been experienced to any of its ingredients.
• Avoid Glychek during diabetic ketoacidosis. Immediate insulin therapy may be required in this case.
• If any condition such as liver or kidney disease is present, take the medicine with caution.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding females should inform a doctor before taking Glychek. The doctor may decide if the medicine is safe for use in such women. Breastfeeding women may have to stop feeding if required.
• Do not give the Glychek to anyone younger than 10 years.
• Always keep a source of sugar such as fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, and raisins for use during hypoglycemic episodes.
• If any other drugs have to be taken together with Glychek, inform a doctor.
• Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels and take the medication accordingly. In the case of severe deviation of the glucose levels, inform a doctor as soon as possible.
• Understand the Glychek dosage directed by a physician and strictly follow it. This helps to avoid or reduce Glychek side effects and unwanted effects associated with the drug use.
• Read the instructions provided on the package for information such as Glychek side effects and storage, etc.
What else should I know?
1. How long is the treatment for diabetes? Usually, the treatment lasts for the whole life. So, do not stop the medication unless told by your doctor.
2. How to take gliclazide tablets for diabetes? You must take the gliclazide tablets before meals with a glass of water. Ask your doctor for right dosage instructions and follow them strictly.
3. What if I forget a gliclazide dose? Do not take a double dose but skip the missed dose and continue with the next dose at its scheduled time.
4. Can pregnant women use gliclazide? No, pregnant women should consult the doctor before taking gliclazide.
5. What to do in case of hypoglycemia? Always keep a source of readily available glucose foods such as candies. Take them during the episodes of hypoglycemia.