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Diamicron-Mr 60 mg 30 Tablet

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Gliclazide 60 mg modified release tablets


What Gliclazide is used for:

Gliclazide is used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (non-insulin dependent) along with a proper diet and exercising. 


Do not take Gliclazide:

  • If you’re allergic to Gliclazide, sulfonylurea, sulfonamides or any other component of this medicine. 
  • If you have diabetic ketoacidosis (an emergency condition where your blood sugar levels are very high and you experience nausea, frequent urination, fatigue and muscle weakness).
  • If you are in a diabetic coma.
  • If you have severe liver problems.
  • If you have kidney problems.
  • If you are recovering from an injury, operation, infections with fever, or from other forms of stress.
  • If you have porphyria (a hereditary disease affecting the liver or bone marrow).
  • If you are taking the antifungal Miconazole.


Warnings and precautions:

Talk to your doctor about all your medical conditions before taking this medicine, including:

  • If you are recovering from an injury, operation, infections with fever, or from other forms of stress.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have a deficiency in an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).
  • If you have a heart disease.
  • This medicine may cause low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) especially if you miss a meal, exercise more or drink alcohol. Symptoms include: nausea, hunger, shaking, dizziness, confusion, sleepiness, restlessness, difficulty speaking and sweating. You may take a sugar cube or some sweet juice to help it. 


Possible side effects:

Stop using this product and seek immediate medical help if you develop rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.


Serious side effects:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • Liver problems


Other medicines and Gliclazide:

  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking.
  • Gliclazide interacts with a lot of medicines including:
  • Medicines to treat pain and inflammation (phenylbutazone, azopropazone, oxyphenbutazone, aspirin-like medicines)


Other medicines to treat diabetes:

  • Anticoagulants such as Warfarin
  • Medicines used for high blood pressure
  • Medicines used for irregular heartbeat
  • Medicines used to lower blood cholesterol
  • Medicines used to treat mood disorders
  • Some antibiotics
  • Anti-fungals
  • Medicines to treat cancer
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Medicines to treat asthma and nasal congestion
  • Steroids 
  • Medicines to treat stomach ulcers like Cimetidine
  • Danazol
  • Medicines to treat stomach ulcers like Cimetidine 

 

How to take Gliclazide :

  • This medicine is intended for adults only.
  • Take as indicated by your doctor.
  • Take with food.
  • Take extended release tablets whole. Do not break, crush or chew. 
  • Extended release tablets: the recommended starting dose is 30 mg once daily with breakfast. Your doctor might increase it gradually to a maximum of 120 mg daily.
  • Immediate release tablets: the recommended starting dose 40 – 80 mg once daily with breakfast. Your doctor might increase it gradually to a maximum of 320 mg daily in two divided doses.


How to store Gliclazide :

  • Store at room temperature 68 to 77°F (20 to 25°C).
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the package. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
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  • Manufacturer: Diamicron
  • Ingredients: Gliclazide