Gliclazide-M review

Gliclazide combined with Metroformin is primarily administered to a diabetic patient in order to control high blood sugar levels. This is a type of diabetes commonly known as type 2 diabetes.

Usually after we eat our food, our pancreas will release insulin in order to help our body in storing whatever excess in sugar which can be used when necessary such as in between meals. This is the process with a normal digestive system. However with type 2 diabetes the normal digestive system does not work normally so the excess sugar continuous to flow with the blood which is fatal for the body.

With this medicine, the body will be able to manage the increase of blood sugar. It works in helping the body release the required insulin from the pancreas so the excess sugar can be contained. On the other hand, Metformin which is combined with Gliclazide-M allows the insulin to be used efficiently preventing the rise of blood sugar.

Gliclazide-M is a medicine in a tablet form which can be consumed through the mouth with a full glass of water. This medication should be used as part of your daily diet and exercise regimen. A regular one tablet dosage can be administered or depends on the result of your blood tests in which the doctor will prescribe. The doctor will determine the proper dosage for each patient considering some factors such as the age, medical condition and tests results.

Patients undergo series of tests before taking Gliclazide-M as medication. Therefore, this medicine should not be administered to anyone without the doctor’s consent. This drug cannot cure diabetes but only helps the production of insulin.

Using this medicine must be discussed between you and your doctor. It is a matter of risk and the benefits it would bring to your health. Allergic reactions to medicines are factors which can hamper use of the medicine.

Women who are pregnant or planning to be should consult a doctor before taking Gliclazide-M since this might affect the medical condition of the baby. This is also important for women who are breast feeding.

Some drug may react if they are taken together. Some known drugs which can cause reactions with Gliclazide-M includes anticoagulants, aspirin, azole antifungals, cimetidine, quinine, asparaginase, medicines for asthma, cough medicines and many other drugs. It is ideal to inform your doctor what medicines you are presently using so as to avoid complications.

Consuming of alcoholic drink can hamper the effectiveness of the drug so it is recommended to avoid it besides it does not provide any benefit for your health.

This drug can have unfavorable results with the patient due to its side effects. Some known side effects are convulsions, low blood sugar, dizziness, affects vision, nervousness, headache, increased heartbeat, nausea, weight gain, lack of concentration and restlessness.

Uncommon side effects can lead to itching, rashes, skin peeling and redness of the skin. Gliclazide-M can also cause rare side effects like difficulty in breathing, skin bruising, yellowish eyes, fever, chest pains, excessive sweating and sore throat. If these side effects occur, it is very important to consult your doctor immediately.

Gliclazide M has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of <a href='/reviews/Gliclazide.html'>gliclazide</a> m

• Molecular formula of gliclazide M is C15H21N3O3S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 1-(3,3a,4,5,6,6a-hexahydro-1H-cyclopenta[c]pyrrol-2-yl)-3 -(4-methylphenyl)sulfonylurea
• Molecular weight is 323.4110 g/mol

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