Glycinorm (Gliclazide) 80 mg
Generic Name: Gliclazide
Glycinorm, Gliclazide Uses
GLYCINORM 80 mg TABLET is an oral anti-diabetic, it is used to lower the blood sugar level. It is used only in patients diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. It may be used along with Insulin or other medicines in order to achieve better control over the blood sugar levels. A controlled diet and exercise routine may give better results.
Glycinorm, Gliclazide Side effects
Major & minor side effects for GLYCINORM 80 mg TABLET
- Nausea or vomiting
- Changes in vision
- Decreased heartbeat
- Abdominal pain
- Skin rash
- Elevated liver enzymes
When not to use?
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to GLYCINORM 80 mg TABLET or any other medicine belonging to the class sulphonylureas.
Avoid taking this medicine if you have repeated episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Impaired kidney function
Avoid taking this medicine in patients with impaired kidney function or history of severe kidney injury.
Warnings for special population
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
GLYCINORM 80 mg TABLET is not recommended in the patients with hypoglycemia as it increases the risk of lowering of blood glucose levels. Inform the doctor if you experience any symptoms like dizziness, confusion or weakness.
Impaired kidney function
GLYCINORM 80 mg TABLET is not recommended in the patients suffering from a severe kidney imparement.
Impaired liver function
GLYCINORM 80 mg TABLET is not recommended in the patients suffering from a severe liver impairment.
GLYCINORM 80 mg TABLET is not recommended in the patients with glucose-6-phosphate (G6PD) deficiency due to the risk of developing hemolytic anemia.
The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.
It is recommended to discontinue the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms like dizziness, confusion, increased heartbeat, tremor and sweating after taking the medicine should be reported immediately.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol with GLYCINORM 80 mg TABLET may increase the hypoglycaemic effects which may lead to the onset of hypoglycaemic coma.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended when you are taking this medicine. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like operating heavy machinery or driving a vehicle. Inform the doctor if you experience any undesired effect.
Interaction with Medicine
Hemolytic Anemia/G6PD Deficiency
GLYCINORM 80 mg TABLET is not recommended for use in people suffering from Hemolytic Anemia. Reporting this condition to the doctor is a must. In such cases, alternate medication not belonging to Sulfonylureas should be considered.
GLYCINORM 80 mg TABLET should be administered with extreme caution if you suffer from any disease of heart and blood vessels.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take GLYCINORM 80 mg TABLET as directed by your doctor. Follow the instructions mentioned on the label. The medicine should be taken orally with breakfast or the first meal of the day. An adequate amount of water should be consumed while taking this medicine.