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Glimmed (Gliclazide) Drug Price and Information

Gliclazide (Glimmed) is an oral hypoglycemic (anti-diabetic drug), prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It stimulates the pancreas, which helps in more insulin secretion.

Glimmed - Finecure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Glimmed  Tablet  


Generic : Gliclazide
 35.00
80mg/500mg
10 Tablets
Price Updated on August 8, 2019
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Drug information on Glimmed (Gliclazide) from Finecure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Medical condition(s) for which Glimmed may be prescribed

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

Side effects of Glimmed

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

How to use Glimmed?

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

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When Should Glimmed not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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Warnings and Precautions for Glimmed

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.

Other Precautions for Glimmed

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Glimmed

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



Glimmed(Gliclazide) : Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happens if Glimmed is taken on an empty stomach?

A: Glimmed should be taken 30 minutes before breakfast. Glimmed promotes more appropriate insulin release and better glucose disposition when taken 30 minutes before breakfast than when taken with breakfast(1 Trusted Source
Influence of food intake on the absorption and effect of glipizide in diabetics and in healthy subjects

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).

Q: Does Glimmed affect liver?

A:  Sulfonylureas have been linked to an increased risk of drug-induced idiosyncratic liver disease. A diabetic patient developed acute icteric liver necro-inflammation after starting Glimmed therapy(2 Trusted Source
Gliclazide-induced acute hepatitis

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).

Q: Does Glimmed have antiplatelet activity?

A: Glimmed not only has a hypoglycemic action but also possesses antiplatelet activity by inhibiting platelet aggregation via the serotonin pathway(3 Trusted Source
Effects of gliclazide on platelet aggregation and the plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 level in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

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).

Q: Is Glimmed contraindicated in pregnancy?

A: The use of oral diabetes medications during pregnancy is not advised due to known adverse effects on the fetus, such as congenital abnormalities, fetal hyperinsulinemia, and neonatal hypoglycemia(4 Trusted Source
Normal pregnancy and healthy child after continued exposure to gliclazide and ramipril during pregnancy

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).

Q: Is Glipizide same as Glimmed?

A: Glipizide and Glimmed are not the same medication. Glimmed and glipizide belong to the same sulfonylurea class(5 Trusted Source
Sulfonylureas

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).

  • 1. Influence of food intake on the absorption and effect of glipizide in diabetics and in healthy subjects - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7002565/)
  • 2. Gliclazide-induced acute hepatitis - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10656221/#:)
  • 3. Effects of gliclazide on platelet aggregation and the plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 level in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20070990/#:)
  • 4. Normal pregnancy and healthy child after continued exposure to gliclazide and ramipril during pregnancy - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19109210/)
  • 5. Sulfonylureas - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513225/)
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