What is Apo-Gliclazide (Gliclazide) used for?
Apo-Gliclazide (Gliclazide) is an oral medication prescribed along with a balanced diet and exercise to treat patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. It operates by balancing levels of glucose in the blood to prevent symptoms associated with this condition such as vision problems, nerve pain, or kidney damage. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Apo-Gliclazide (Gliclazide)?
Apo-Gliclazide (Gliclazide) tablets should always be taken according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results. The correct dosage will be determined by your health, weight, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and taken after a meal. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Apo-Gliclazide (Gliclazide)?
The use of Apo-Gliclazide (Gliclazide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are hypoglycemia, hepatitis, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Tell your physician immediately if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Apo-Gliclazide (Gliclazide) should not be used to treat patients who are children under twelve, pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to sulphonamide medications, or those who have diabetic ketoacidosis, type 1 diabetes, porphyrias, or severely reduced liver or kidney function. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have severe vascular disease, hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, malnutrition, pituitary insufficiency, or decreased liver or kidney function. These conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring reduced dosages or other alterations to your regimen to prevent more problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Gliclazide (Gliclazide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.