Generic Name : Gliclazide Pronunciation : GLIK-la-zide Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics ICD Code : Y42.3
India- Alglid, Aviglic, Azukon, Azukon-Mr, Cgcron, Claz-Od, Comzid, D-Clic, Debgone, Diabend, Diabend-Mr, Diabic, Diagli, Diamicron, Dianorm, Dianorm Od, Diaob, Diatrol, Diazide, Dizide, Euclide, Fordib, Glatix, Glic, Glican, Glicla, Gilclafin, Gliclan, Gliclatan, Gliclaz, Glicron, Glidren, Gliden-Mr, Glidiet-80, Glisafe, Glital, Glityx, Glix, Glix-Mr, Gliza, Glizid, Glicoact, Glucofit, Glucoril, Glucozid, Glurib, Glutide-Cr, Glyca, Glychek, Glycigon, Glycinorm, Glycor, Glycor-C, Glycozide, Glyfix-80, Glygard, Glyloc, Glyneed, Glyred, Glysiss, Glyzee, Glz, Intragly, Jozide, Kampex, Liz, LO-G, Lycazid, Meglyde, Novozid, Nuzide, Reclide, Remicron M, Semi-Diabe, Semi-Glyca, Semi-Glyci, Sugrid, Zuker.
International- Diamicron. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an oral hypoglycemic (anti-diabetic drug), prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It stimulates the pancreas, which helps in more insulin secretion. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with diabetic- ketoacidosis, severe liver and kidney impairment, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- Initially start with 160mgs daily in two divided doses. May go up to 320 mgs daily in two divided doses. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney problems, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Monitor blood sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
GI disturbances, skin reaction, decrease in blood cell counts, jaundice, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach inflammation.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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