Diamicron Gliclazide and/or alternatives
Diamicron 80mgManufacturer: Servier Source Country : Turkey
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Gliclazide 80mgGeneric Alternative to Diamicron 80mg
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Description of Diamicron
The generic name of Diamicron is Gliclazide. It belongs to a family of medicines known as oral hypoglycemics (sulfonylurea). Diamicron is available in the form of a tablet for oral use. Each tablet contains 80mg Gliclazide. The drug is a prescription medication, which means you need to consult your doctor before you buy Diamicron online.
Indications & Dosage of Diamicron
Diamicron is indicated to manage blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. Doctor generally prescribe this medication when diet, exercise, weight reduction fail to control or do not help much in controlling blood sugar levels.
The drug works by stimulating beta cells in pancreas to produce more insulin. In Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce adequate insulin. Gliclazide improves first phase insulin secretion that is helpful in managing blood sugar levels that change after having a meal. It also helps the body use the insulin in a better way.
The dosage of Diamicron depends on various factors such as your weight, other conditions you are suffering from, and other drugs you are using. The usual recommended daily dose of Diamicron is in the range of 80mg to 320mg. if doctor has recommended a daily dose above 160mg, you need to take it in two equal doses. Take the recommended dose of Diamicron with meals.
Side Effects & Interactions of Diamicron
Like all other medications, Diamicron may also cause mild to severe side effects in some patients. However, not all people who use this drug experience side effects. As a matter of fact, many people who use this medication do not complain about any side effects.
Less severe side effects associated with Diamicron: disturbed liver function, yellowing of the eyes and skin; vomiting, hypoglycemia, hepatitis, diarrhea, indigestion, abdominal pain, rash, nausea, or itching. This is not a complete list of side effects. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects become bothersome.
Diamicron may potentially interact with other drugs you are using and cause side effects. It may interact with medicines such as Disopyramide, anticoagulants, Sulphonamide antibiotics, Miconazole, Cimetidine fibrates, ACE inhibitors, Phenylbutazone, Fluconazole, and other diabetes drugs. This is not a complete list of medications that may interact with Diamicron.
Before you buy Diamicron, tell the doctor about every medicine you are using which includes prescription drugs, over the counter medications and herbal supplements.
Warnings & Precautions of Diamicron
You should not use Diamicron if you are hypersensitive to any ingredient in it. Diamicron is not indicated for treatment in children less than 12 years of age. The medication may not be the right one for people with medical problems such as severely decreased liver or kidney function, pituitary insufficiency, adrenal insufficiency, diabetic ketoacidosis, severe vascular disease, or hereditary blood disorders such as porphyrias. The drug is not indicated to be used in treatment of Type 1 diabetes, so people with Type 1 diabetes should not buy Diamicron.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and women planning to get pregnant should seek the advice of their doctor regarding the use of this drug. Consumption of alcohol affects your blood sugar levels, so avoid consuming alcohol while you are taking Diamicron.