Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on 9/18/2017 7:16:26 AM
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General Information on Gliclazide

Generic Name : Gliclazide

Pronunciation : GLIK-la-zide

Latest prescription information about Gliclazide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics

Why is Gliclazide 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 should Gliclazide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with diabetic-ketoacidosis, severe liver and kidney impairment, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Gliclazide?

PO- Initially start with 160mgs daily in two divided doses. May go up to 320 mgs daily in two divided doses.

How should Gliclazide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Gliclazide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney problems, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Monitor bloodsugar level regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Gliclazide?

GI disturbances, skin reaction, decrease in blood cell counts, jaundice, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Gliclazide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Gliclazide?

Store it at room temperature.

Schedule : H

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Last Updated : Sep.2017

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sbsidh, India

I am type 2 diabetic, residing in Mumbai in state of Maharashtra in India.I basically travell a lot due to which my blood glucose level was not in control. I was prescribed with this glicazide [diamicron] 30mg and zita met 50/500 tablet . For 4 months I had this tablets. After 4 months there was no effect of this tablets on Glucose level.But there was lot negative side effect like abdomen pain, headache, nausea and it also made me depressed most of the time. Soon I had started with SB SIDH herbal medicine , which removed all the toxins from my body and my glucose level was under control. Now it has been 2 years I have stopped all diabetes tablets and leading a normal life. Blessings Mr .P.M.Shetty

robin1, India

I am taking glizid 80 once in a day for the last one month.It has controlled my sugar level but has affected sexuality severely

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