|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Offer|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 0.16||US$ 4.86||
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 0.16||US$ 9.73||
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 0.16||US$ 14.61||
|US Brand Name||Diamicron|
Glizid 40 is an oral antidiabetic medication used to treat the most common type of diabetes, type 2. It contains the active ingredient Gliclazide, which is considered an effective drug because it promotes good glycemic control and reduces inflammation and serious health complications. Gliclazide is an appropriate therapy for diabetes patients who do not obtain glycaemic control only with an adequate diet or exercise program. Your doctor may prescribe it if you have signs of partial failure of insulin production with mild to moderate hyperglycaemia. As a monotherapy, Glizid is equally effective in glycaemic control when compared to monotherapy with metformin. Your doctor may also prescribe Gliclazide with metformin to provide better benefits in the control of diabetes mellitus. The medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as sulphonylureas, which stimulates the pancreas gland to produce more insulin hormone, which lowers blood sugar level. Doctors and health care experts frequently used in combination with metformin or other tablets to gain control over diabetes.
You should know diabetes treatment is life-long, and it requires some form of treatment to control your diabetes. Do not stop treatment without your doctor’s permission. Unfortunately, the course of Type 2 diabetes results in a slow loss of the ability of insulin-producing cells to produce insulin. Therefore, a gradual loss of effectiveness is usual with these antidiabetic agents, and many patients require a progressive increase in the dose. Once you have reached the maximum dose limit, your doctor will consider adding other oral diabetes medication or a change in insulin therapy.
Glizid 40 mg is the daily recommended dose. Your doctor will adjust your dose according to your condition as well as your response to the treatment.
All sulfonylurea drugs, including Glizid 40 mg can produce moderate or severe hypoglycaemia, particularly:
-In patients controlled by diet alone
-When glucose intake is deficient
-In cases of accidental overdose
-In patients with kidney or liver problems
Do not use Gliclazide in case of known hypersensitivity or allergy to gliclazide
The use of Glizid 40 mg will not prevent the development of complications peculiar to diabetes mellitus. The oral antidiabetic agent must be considered a treatment combined with a proper dietary regimen rather than a substitute for diet.
Side effects of Glizid 40 mg are generally mild and frequent. The common ones include nausea or headache. A sulfonylurea tends to promote weight gain; however, this can often be prevented by diet and exercise. They may occasionally cause low blood sugar level, which is more likely to happen in the late morning, especially when you have been physically active or if lunch is late. Symptoms of low blood pressure include sweating, faintness, and disorientation. However, the symptoms can be treated easily by eating a light snack such as biscuits. This will quickly improve your condition and make you feel better.