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Gliclazide Extended-Release Tablets

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HOW TO USE GZIDE TABLET MR
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gzide 30mg Tablet MR is to be taken with food.

HOW GZIDE TABLET MR WORKS
is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood sugar levels.

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INTRODUCTION

Gzide 30mg Tablet MR is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It belongs to a group of medicines called sulfonylureas and helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.

Gzide 30mg Tablet MR may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. It should be taken with food. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it works.

Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include indigestion and stomach upsets. It can also cause low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Make sure you recognize the signs of having low blood glucose levels, such as sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking, and know how to deal with it. To prevent this, it’s important to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose such as sugary food or fruit juice with you. Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of low blood sugar levels and should be avoided. Some people may find that they put on weight with this medicine.

You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, thyroid disease, or some hormonal conditions. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly, and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.


USES OF GZIDE TABLET MR

  • Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

BENEFITS OF GZIDE TABLET MR

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Gzide 30mg Tablet MR works by increasing the amount of insulin your body produces (in the pancreas). The insulin then works to lower your blood glucose level. It is usually taken once a day. You should keep taking it for as long as it is prescribed.

Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level, you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.


SIDE EFFECTS OF GZIDE TABLET MR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Gzide

  • Upset stomach
  • Indigestion
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Gzide 30mg Tablet MR.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gzide 30mg Tablet MR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gzide 30mg Tablet MR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Gzide 30mg Tablet MR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Gzide 30mg Tablet MR should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gzide 30mg Tablet MR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels with this medicine, which may take a long time to come back to normal
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Liver

CAUTION
Gzide 30mg Tablet MR should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gzide 30mg Tablet MR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE GZIDE TABLET MR?

You should skip a dose of Gzide 30mg Tablet MR if a meal is skipped, and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

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