Glizid 80mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
By PANACEA BIOTEC LTD
15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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The composition of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S is gliclazide which is used to lower the blood sugar level. This medication is for patients with type 2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus) which is not controlled by exercise, healthy diet and weight loss alone.
Uses of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S
- Type 2 diabetes
Contraindications of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S
- Allergy to the medication or others of the same group (sulphonylureas)
- Insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Severe kidney disease
- Severe liver disease
- Antifungal medications
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
Side effects of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S
- The common side effects are weakness, confusion, sweating, constipation, headache, redness and hives
- Severe side effects of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S include diarrhoea, dizziness, vomiting and nausea
Precautions and Warnings of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S
Can I take Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S during pregnancy?
This medicine is not safe to take if you are pregnant.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
Limited information is available; hence, another medication such as insulin therapy is preferred. If your doctor prescribes this medication for you and you are breastfeeding, then look for symptoms like irritability, sleepiness and low body temperature in your nursing infant.
Can I drive if I have consumed the tablet?
It can decrease your blood glucose level, which can lead to drowsiness and sleepiness. Consume juice or a chocolate bar if you feel any of these symptoms.
Can I consume alcohol with the medication?
Consumption of alcohol with this medication increases the risk of low blood sugar and may result in giddiness, flushing, nausea and an increase in heart rate.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have a history of renal/liver disease
- You have a heart problem
Mode of Action of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S
How Does It Work?
The glucose present in the blood enters the cell with the help of a substance called insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the insulin produced is not utilized correctly, or the body fails to make sufficient insulin, due to which glucose cannot enter the cells. The tablet helps in increasing the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas, which later helps in lowering the blood sugar level.
Directions for Use of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S
This medicine is generally consumed at breakfast time. The dose is selected according to the urine sugar levels, so always consult your doctor before use.
Interactions of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S
Interactions with other medicines
- Sulfonamide antibiotics
- Blood thinners
- Water pills
- Oral contraceptives
Interactions with food items
There are no known interactions with any food products.
Storage and disposal of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S
- Store at a temperature below 30 degrees
- Protect from light and moisture
- Keep out of the reach of children
Dosage of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S
The dosage of Glizid 80mg Tab 15`S will be determined by your doctor. If symptoms of overdose such as headache, sweating, shakiness, increased hunger, changes in vision, nervousness, tiredness, seizures and loss of consciousness persist, then immediately contact your doctor.
Missed a Dose
The missed dose has to be taken as soon as you remember. Do not take the missed dose if it is time for the next dose. Never try to double-up the dose to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can regular use of the tablet lower my blood sugar level more than required?
A: This medication can reduce blood glucose levels which can cause symptoms like extreme hunger, headache, nausea, vomiting, sluggishness, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, reduced alertness and reaction time, confusion, shakiness and dizziness. Check your blood sugar level regularly, and if you experience any of these symptoms, then consume something that has sugar in it.
Q: Can I form a habit with this medicine?
A: Most of the medicines available in the market are non-addictive. If available, then they are categorized in Schedule H or X by the government. However, do not take these medicines on your own. Always consult your doctor.
A: Will the tablet be more effective if I take more than the recommended dose?
A: No, taking more than the required dose may increase the side effects.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:08 PM (IST)
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