What is Glizide (Gliclazide) used for?
Gliclazide is a treatment for noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type-2 diabetes). It is classified as a sulfonylurea. Glycazide works by increasing the amount of insulin in the body so that more blodd sugars can be broken down, thereby lowering blood sugar levels.
How should I use Glizide (Gliclazide)?
The dosage of gliclazide you will require will be determined by your doctor. This will involve testing blood sugar levels and these tests will continue during treatment to see if any dosage adjustments are required.
What are the side effects of Glizide (Gliclazide)?
You may suffer nausea, upset stomach or diarrhea as you adjust to a new medication. If these side effects continue or becomes problematic, you should contact your doctor.
Gliclazide may cause low blood sugar in some people. Symptoms of hypoglycemia can include excessive tiredness or drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, nervousness, shaking, increased sweating, increased hunger, tingling in the hands and feet, increased heart rate. If you eat regularly throughout the day, these symptoms can be reduced or avoided. If you do experience hypoglycemia, drinking juice or soft drinks can increase your blood sugar. You must contact your doctor if gliclazide causes hypoglycemia.
If glyclazide causes any of the following side effects you should contact your doctor immediately:
Before taking Gliclazide you must inform your doctor of your medical history and any current medical issues. This includes including any prescription or non-prescription medications and any illnesses. It is very important to tell your doctor if: