Gliclazide lowers blood sugar by increasing the amount of insulin produced by your body. It is used to treat diabetes.
Take gliclazide regularly as directed with a glass of water, preferably at the start of a meal.
If you miss a dose of gliclazide do not take it later. Skip the missed dose and continue as directed. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with gliclazide including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Low blood sugars (hypos). symptoms may include: hunger, warmth, sweating, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tremor, irritability, confusion, changes in behaviour or vision, weakness, tingling around the mouth and tongue
|Drink or eat something sweet. Tell your doctor if this occurs.|
Skin rash, itching
|Tell your doctor|
Stomach upset, diarrhoea, constipation, nausea
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. April 2016
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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