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Glycinorm 40mg Tablet
Glycinorm 40mg Tablet
Glycinorm 40mg Tablet

Glycinorm 40mg Tablet

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Gliclazide(40.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

It is an antihyperglycemic medicine that is prescribed for the management of type 2 diabetes. The generic name of this medicine is gliclazide.

Uses of Glycinorm 40mg Tab

Glycinorm 40mg Tab is used for the control of type 2 diabetes when exercise or diet are not effective.

Contraindications of Glycinorm 40mg Tab

  • Type I diabetes
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Liver- or kidney-related ailments
  • Allergic reactions to this medicine or medicines of same group

Side effects of Glycinorm 40mg Tab

  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach ache
  • Anaemia
  • Loss of appetite due to increased liver enzymes
  • Allergic reactions like redness and hives
  • Jaundice (rare)

Precautions and Warnings of Glycinorm 40mg Tab


Can I take Glycinorm 40mg Tab during pregnancy?
Since the administration of this medicine is known to harm the foetus in pregnant women, it should not be taken by pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Glycinorm 40mg Tab while breastfeeding?
There is insufficient evidence regarding the safety of this medicine for breastfeeding mothers. If it is medically prescribed, the child should be strictly and closed observed for symptoms of low sugar such as irritability, drowsiness and sweating.


Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
If you have to drive after taking this medicine, keep a fruit or any other food containing natural sugar with you. This is because this medicine can lower blood sugar levels and cause dizziness, sweating, vision problems and even loss of consciousness in some cases. You must consume the food if you observe such symptoms. If it is possible, kindly avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
One may experience signs of intolerance like giddiness, flushing, rapid heart rate, etc., if they consume alcohol while taking this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from liver or kidney diseases or diabetic ketoacidosis
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are taking sulpha medicines
  • You are experiencing increased sensitivity to sun after taking this medicine as it is known to increase sensitivity toward sun

Mode of Action of Glycinorm 40mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Insulin is responsible for the movement of sugar (glucose) from the blood into the cells, where it is utilised as a fuel for energy. In type 2 diabetes, the body is ineffective in producing the required amount of insulin or is unable to utilise the insulin properly, thereby causing the sugar to stays in your bloodstream and not enter in the cells. The composition of Glycinorm 40mg Tab increases the quantity of insulin released from your pancreas, thus causing the insulin to reduce the blood sugar levels.
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Directions for Use of Glycinorm 40mg Tab

Consume Glycinorm 40mg Tab in the exact amount and dosage as prescribed by a doctor, with or without meals and at the specified time of the day.

Interactions of Glycinorm 40mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Sulphonamide antibiotics
  • Blood thinners
  • Steroids
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Water pills or diuretics
  • Rifampicin
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Disopyramide
  •  Probenecid
  • Clofibrate
  • Anti-fungal medicines

Interactions with food items

This medicine does not have any known interactions with food. However, you should consume a sugar-free diet in case of diabetes.

Other general Interactions

Individuals with severe conditions of the liver or kidneys and diabetic ketoacidosis are recommended to abstain from the use of this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Glycinorm 40mg Tab

This medicine should be housed in a closed container kept at ambient temperature (not more than 24°C) far from light, heat and moisture. It must be properly disposed by following standard waste management protocols.
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Dosage of Glycinorm 40mg Tab


Symptoms of overdose of Glycinorm 40mg Tab are sweating, headache, visual disturbances, increased hunger, nervousness, fainting, fatigue. Seek emergency medical assistance, if you suspect an overdose.

Missed a Dose

If a dose is missed, then it must be taken as you recall it, provided that there is enough time for the next dose. Never take a double dose of this medicine, since it can lower the blood glucose levels to extremely low levels.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What do I do if I experience any symptoms of low sugar after taking this medicine?

A: Should you experience weakness, dizziness or other low sugar warnings after the administration of this medicine, eat a fruit, energy bar or chocolate immediately to rejuvenate.

Q: Can I fast while taking this medicine?

A: Eating on time is important to avoid any side effects of this medicine. If you are fasting during the administration of this medicine, you are putting yourself at risk of fatal effects of low blood sugar. It is strongly recommended to avoid fasting during the administration of this medicine.

Q: Does the medicine affect my skin during sun exposure?

A: Sensitivity to sunlight increases with the administration of this medicine. It is advisable to wear protective clothing and apply enough sun screen while going out in the sun.

Q: Does this medicine show habit-forming tendencies?

A: The medicine is not known to show any habit-forming tendencies.

Q: How long does this medicine take to act?

A: This medicine takes about four to six hours to show its effects based on the individual's condition.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 03:29 PM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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