|Manufacturer||Panacea Biotech, India|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 0.27||US$ 8.00|
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 0.20||US$ 12.0025%US$ 16.00|
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 0.18||US$ 16.0033%US$ 24.00|
Glizid is a prescription drug used to control blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes. This drug is given as an adjunct to diet and exercise to keep control over high blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus. This reduces the implications posed by the chronically elevated sugar levels of the body. It helps in reducing the risk associated with cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and kidney-related problems.
Gliclazide is an active ingredient of class sulfonyl urea and stimulates beta cells of the pancreas. Gliclazide helps in controlling the blood sugar levels in the body. This produces insulin that regulates carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Gliclazide tends to increase basal and meal insulin secretion and release. This drug is metabolized in the liver, 60-70% of its metabolites are excreted in the urine, and 10-20% is excreted in faeces.
Give complete info about the medicines (including prescription, non-prescription and supplements) to your doctor; he will check if any medicine you take can interact with Gliclazide.
Don’t take Glizid if you are:
— Allergic to the active ingredient present in it
— An enzyme (Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase) deficient
— Have liver-related problems
— pregnant or planning to become pregnant or a breastfeeding mom
— Having type 1 diabetes
Inform your doctor if you have kidney or diabetes issues
Gliclazide is a very effective and potent anti-diabetic drug. Every drug possesses some side effects; the same goes for Gliclazide. Following are the associated side effects:
— Gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, nausea, constipation and vomiting
— Bloating (intense feeling of fullness and tight abdomen)
— Skin reactions like urticaria, pruritis, rashes, hives and flushing
— Headache and dizziness
— Bleeding associated problems like bruising, Sore throat and paleness
— Yellowing of eyes and skin
— Vision problems
Consult a doctor for the best suitable dose according to your weight, health status, disease severity, and age. Take medicine with a full glass of water. Glizid is generally taken once a day with breakfast. The dose can be increased up to twice a day. In case of any doubt, ask your pharmacist or a doctor.
This drug is meant to be taken regularly, so keep on taking the drug as long as recommended by the doctor. Sudden discontinuation can lead to undesired and severe conditions.