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Reclide 40mg Tablet

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Gliclazide(40.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Reclide 40mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medicine that contains gliclazide as its active ingredient. It is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. It should be taken before food. Do not miss any dose or stop taking this medicine without informing your doctor. Headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness are some side effects that you may experience while on treatment with this medicine. If you feel the side effects persist or your condition worsens, then contact your doctor immediately.
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Uses of Reclide 40mg Tablet

Reclide 40mg Tablet is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus, when diet, exercise and weight loss fail to lower blood sugar.

Contraindications of Reclide 40mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to gliclazide or any other ingredients of Reclide 40mg Tablet
  • If you have type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes
  • If you are taking miconazole to treat fungal infection
  • If you have problems with your kidney or liver
  • If you have ketones and sugar in your urine
  • If you have diabetic pre-coma or coma
  • If you are breastfeeding

Side effects of Reclide 40mg Tablet

  • Fever, headache, dizziness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Stomach pain, indigestion
  • Diarrhoea, constipation
  • Rash, itching, redness, swelling
  • Low blood sugar, unconsciousness
  • Irritation, confusion, fits, excessive hunger
  • Prolonged bleeding, bruising
  • Abnormal liver function increased liver enzymes
  • Blurred vision, sleepiness

Precautions and Warnings of Reclide 40mg Tablet


Can I take Reclide 40mg Tablet during pregnancy?
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy, as there is limited information about its safety in human pregnancy. You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning for a baby, before starting this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Reclide 40mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
It is unknown if Gliclazide passes into human milk, hence it should not be used while breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Reclide 40mg Tablet?
This medicine is known to cause low blood sugar levels, which can impair your driving ability. Always keep sugar, juice or a bar of chocolate in your car with you while driving. In case you experience any of the symptoms of low blood glucose levels like dizziness, drowsiness, visual disturbances and sweating, then stop driving immediately and have sugar/ juice. Do not consume sugar-free during such episodes.


Can I consume alcohol with Reclide 40mg Tablet?
  • It is unsafe to consume alcohol with this medicine as it affects blood glucose levels.
  • It can decrease or increase the blood sugar level depending on the quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption.
  • It increases the appetite and you tend to consume more calories and it interferes with the way this medicine works.
  • Alcohol can also increase the risk of developing a serious side effect.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have low blood sugar.
  • You consume alcohol.
  • You have heart problems.
  • You have problems with your liver and kidney.
  • You experience sweating, anxiety, fast or irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, chest pain.
  • You experience headaches, intense hunger, nausea, vomiting, sleep disorders, restlessness, aggressiveness, depression, confusion, speech or visual disorders, fits, dizziness.
  • You have a hereditary condition called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
  • You should follow a regular diet and should not skip or delay any meals.
  • You should take your medicine on time.
  • This medicine is not recommended for children.

Mode of Action of Reclide 40mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

  • The pancreas has Beta cells that are responsible for the production of insulin.
  • Gliclazide works by increasing those beta cells, thus producing more insulin, hence helps in lowering the blood sugar.

Directions for Use of Reclide 40mg Tablet

  • Take Reclide 40mg Tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water before meals.
  • You should take this medicine regularly and without fail, as directed by your doctor.
  • You should not consume it more than the stated recommended daily dose.

Interactions of Reclide 40mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • You should not use Reclide 40mg Tablet along with Miconazole used to treat the infection as it may cause low blood sugar and may even lead to a coma.
  • You should not use Gliclazide along with danazol used to treat breast and menstrual disorders, as it may cause high blood sugar.
  • You may experience low blood sugar when taken along with Phenylbutazone, concomitant use of these medicines is not recommended.
  • Be cautious when taken along with medicines to treat high blood sugar (insulin), antibiotics (Sulfadiazine, Bactrim, clarithromycin).
  • Be cautious when taken along with medicines to treat high blood pressure or heart diseases (captopril or enalapril), medicines to treat psychiatric illness (phenelzine, selegiline).
  • You may experience high blood sugar when taken along with medicines to treat asthma (salbutamol, ritodrine, terbutaline), you should be cautious
  • Be cautious when taken along with chlorpromazine, St John's Wort.
  • You may experience abnormal blood sugar levels when taken along with antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, Gemifloxacin, levofloxacin.
  • This medicine may increase the effects of medicines which reduce blood clotting like warfarin, heparin.

Storage and disposal of Reclide 40mg Tablet

Store Reclide 40mg Tablet in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets. Do not use expired or damaged medicines. Discard any unused medicine properly, do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
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Dosage of Reclide 40mg Tablet


  • Excess of Reclide 40mg Tablet will lead to low blood sugar levels with symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting, fainting, dizziness, excess sweating, excessive hunger, fits, anxiety, blurred vision, palpitations.
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  • If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of this medicine, then contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

  • You should never miss your blood sugar medicines, as it may lead to high blood sugar and symptoms associated with that.
  • If you missed any dose of medicine, then take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking Reclide 40mg Tablet?

A: Try to take your medicine at the same time every day. Try connecting your medicine with something you do every day, such as brushing your teeth at night or having your dinner. This may help you remember to take it. Keep a daily calendar or set an alarm clock to go at the time you need to take your medicine.

Q: Can I stop Reclide 40mg Tablet on my own, if I feel better?

A: No, do not stop taking this medicine suddenly, as it could worsen your condition of diabetes. Instead, you should consult your doctor and he/she may adjust your dose as per your needs.

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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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