Gliclazide 80 mg
Gliclazide 80 mg is the preferred second treatment option after metformin for type 2 diabetes management. The oral treatment has been associated with a lower incidence of a low risk of hypoglycaemic events and is extremely beneficial for long term management of cardiovascular health. Your doctor may prescribe it in conjunction with diet and exercise regimens to control blood sugar with type 2 diabetes mellitus or when insulin is not an option. The medicine belongs to a group of drugs known as sulfonylureas which stimulate the insulin production from the pancreas and increases sensitivity to insulin at receptor sites. It is not for use in children or in patients with diabetes mellitus who require insulin.
Clinical uses of Gliclazide 80 mg
Gliclazide 80 mg controls blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is especially effective in cases where diet and exercise fail or when insulin is not appropriate for you. When our body does not produce enough insulin hormone or the insulin do not work properly, hyperglycaemia occurs.
Take it with meals at the same time every day. Usually, patients receiving diabetes treatment are exposed to stress, trauma, fever, infection, or surgery may require insulin. No dose adjustment appears necessary in case of kidney problems. The antidiabetic agent does not cure diabetes and must be used in combination with diet, exercise regimen to control blood sugar. Discuss with your doctor for the appropriate dose of Gliclazide.
Patients are instructed to take the oral Gliclazide 80 mg tablet as directed at the same time every day. One should follow a proper technique for monitoring glucose at home. It is important to keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels, especially during periods of stress, illness, and notify your doctor in case you see any changes. Let your doctor know if you notice signs of hyperglycaemia or hypoglycaemia. Patients receiving diabetes medication should follow the prescribed diet, exercise, and lifestyle modifications to prevent complications associated with the condition. Excessive alcohol consumption during the treatment may give rise to complications, and a disulfiram-like reaction can affect you, causing you to have nausea, abdominal cramps, headaches, flushes, and hypoglycaemia. Avoid medications, especially aspirin, while on anti-diabetic treatment without consulting a doctor. Let your doctor know if you experience unusual weight gain, drowsiness, muscle cramps, shortness of breath, and unusual bleeding. One should always carry candy to prevent episodes of hypoglycaemia. Also, concurrent use of a certain drug will increase the risk of side effects. These include corticosteroids, terbutaline, anticoagulants, salicylates, hormonal contraceptives, salbutamol, warfarin, NSAIDs, beta-blockers, clofibrate, azole antifungals, etc.
Side Effects of Gliclazide 80 mg
Talk to your doctor if side effects such as nausea, vomiting, indigestion, or constipation bother you or don’t go away. Call your doctor straight away if you get a liver problem, prolonged bleeding, sore throat, fever, or signs of angioedema (a rash, hives, itching, and sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and mouth. Your eyesight may affect for a short period while receiving Gliclazide because of changes in the blood glucose levels. Low blood glucose may happen if you take too much gliclazide tablets, skip meals, or are fasting. Early warning signs of hypoglycaemia include sweating, confusion, trembling, feeling hungry, and difficulty concentrating.