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Mclazide 80mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Mclazide 80mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Mclazide 80mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Gliclazide(80.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

The composition of Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S includes gliclazide, which is a blood sugar lowering medicine used in diabetes mellitus when it is not controlled by diet, exercise and weight loss alone.
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Uses of Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S

Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S is used for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Contraindications of Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S

  • If you have an allergy to the medicine or other sulfonylureas
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Severe kidney or liver disease
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Side effects of Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S

  • May lead to low blood glucose levels causing fainting, sweating, and giddiness
  • Headache, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, vomiting, and anaemia are also seen
  • Elevation of liver enzyme levels and subsequent symptoms like loss of appetite are seen but clinical jaundice is rare
  • Allergic skin reactions like rash redness, hives

Precautions and Warnings of Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S


Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine should not be taken during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
You must avoid Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S while you are breast-feeding. Because limited information is available on the use of the medicine during breastfeeding, alternative medicine may be preferred. If you are on the medicine (prescribed by a physician), then monitor your breastfed baby for signs of low blood glucose levels such as irritability, sleepiness, poor feeding, fits and low body temperature.


Can I drive if I have consumed Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S?
This medicine can cause low blood sugar levels which can lead to drowsiness, unconsciousness, confusion. These can be dangerous while driving. Keep a juice or chocolate handy in the car, in case you start feeling uneasy, immediately have the juice or chocolate. Please note artificial sweeteners do not help. Consult your doctor whether you can drive a car if you have few or no warning signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).


Can I consume alcohol with Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S?
Avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine because an intolerance may occur resulting in flushing, giddiness, nausea, rapid heart rate. Be cautious not to consume alcohol on an empty stomach. Alcohol increases the risk of low blood sugar.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver or kidney problems; any allergies to sulpha-containing medicines
  • You have sensitivity to sun exposure. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear protective clothing and use an effective sunscreen when outdoors
  • You become ill or you have acquired a severe infection
  • You have low blood sugar with symptoms such as extreme hunger, headache, nausea, vomiting, sluggishness, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, reduced alertness and reaction time, confusion, shakiness, dizziness. If you have any of these, immediately have sugar or sweet juice. Risk factors for low blood glucose levels are missing your meals, excessive exercise, certain medicines, having more dose of the medicine than prescribed by your doctor, alcohol consumption, fasting
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Mode of Action of Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S

How Does It Work?

Insulin moves sugar (glucose) from the blood into the cells. The cells then use it as fuel for energy. In type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t utilize insulin properly, so, the sugar is not able to enter the cells and stays in your bloodstream. The medicine increases the amount of insulin released from your pancreas. This insulin then lowers your blood sugar levels.
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Directions for Use of Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S

Always take this dosage exactly per doctor's instruction. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S should be taken with a glass of water before meals. The tablet can be cut in half if prescribed.
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Interactions of Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines like sulfonamide antibiotics, blood thinners, antidepressants, aspirin, propranolol, rifampin, phenylbutazone, disopyramide, probenecid, clofibrate, water pills, steroids, oral contraceptives, cimetidine
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  • Any other medicines for diabetes
  • Medicine for fungal infections like fluconazole

Interactions with food items

There is no known interaction as such. It is advisable to follow a strict diabetic diet and exercise regimen to further improve the overall control of the disease.

Storage and disposal of Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S

  • Keep out of the sight and reach of children
  • Store below 25°C in a dry place
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton

Dosage of Mclazide 80mg Tab 10'S


If an overdose is suspected, contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdose include headache, sweating, shakiness, increased hunger, changes in vision, nervousness, tiredness, seizures and loss of consciousness.
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Missed a Dose

Try to take each dose at the scheduled time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up. Taking double doses can be dangerous as it can cause very low blood glucose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Which is better the medicine or metformin?

A: Both the oral medicines are same, which are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, only the way they work to reduce the sugar levels are different. The medicine increases the secretion of insulin by the pancreas, while, metformin acts by improving the functioning and effectiveness of the insulin already available in the body.

Q: How long does it take the medicine to show the effect?

A: When taken 30 minutes before breakfast, the medicine produced a peak of insulin immunoreactivity (IRI) 30 minutes after the meal; taken immediately before or after, it took twice to three times as long to produce an IRI peak.

Q: Whether this medicine is bad for kidneys?

A: This medicine is not harmful if kidney function is normal. Any previous history of kidney problem should be informed to the doctor. This is done to analyze whether the medicine can be given or not because it is excreted by kidney. If you have kidney problem you will be initiated with lower dose.

Q: Can you take metformin and the medicine at the same time?

A: Both the medicines can be taken at same time but only if prescribed by doctor. Doctor may have prescribed taking two together to control your uncontrolled sugar levels. However, taking two together might cause low blood sugar which occur if you delay or miss a meal, exercise more than usual or take it with insulin. Follow the instructions given by your doctor strictly to avoid such complications.

Q: What happens if you stop taking the medicine?

A: Do not stop taking the medicine without talking to your doctor. If you stop taking the medicine suddenly, your diabetes may get worse.

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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:24 AM (IST)
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