Gliclazide is an anti-diabetic medication. It is used to control the blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Gliclazide can lower your blood sugar by increasing the amount of insulin in your body. It is used when exercise, weight reduction and diet are not enough to control your blood sugar level.
This medication is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
What are the uses of Gliclazide?
Gliclazide helps control your blood sugar. It is used along with:
Controlling your blood sugar prevents you from having:
How does Gliclazide works?
Gliclazide works by:
Insulin controls the amount of sugar in your blood.
What is the dose in taking Gliclazide?
The recommended dose ranges from 80 mg to 320mg (4 x 80 mg tablets) a day. Dose can be taken into two equally divided doses. The maximum daily dose is 320 mg. For slow-released, the maximum daily dose is 120 mg a day.
How to take Gliclazide?
What are the precautions in taking Gliclazide?
Do not take Gliclazide if:
Costs of Generic Gliclazide vs Brand Diamicron
The generic brand Gliclazide is cheaper than the brand name Diamicron. Gliclazide 80 mg costs $0.32 per unit price or $32.00 for 100 tabs. While the branded Diamicron 80 mg costs $0.81 per unit price or $91.29 for 100 tabs.