Diamicron MR (Gliclazide)

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Diamicron MR (Gliclazide MR) Medication Information

Uses

Diamicron MR is a sulphonylurea that is used to treat type II diabetes. 

Dosage

The tablets are available in several different strengths:

  • 30 mg
  • 60 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Diamicron MR include:

  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Hypoglycemia

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Diamicron MR.

Precautions

There is a risk of low blood sugar when taking Diamicron MR, so blood sugar level should be monitored. 

In patients with kidney and liver impairment can be at an increased risk of low blood sugar when taking Diamicron MR. 

Interactions

Common drug interactions with Diamicron MR include:

  • Alcohol
  • Beta blockers
  • Cimetidine
  • Miconazole
  • MAOIs
  • Probenecid
  • Quinolone

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Diamicron MR. 

Storage

Store below room temperature (30 ºC).

Pharmacist Tips

  • It is important to not skip meals while taking Diamicron MR.
  • Diamicron MR should be taken with a glass of water. 
  • Diamicron MR  60 mg tablets can be split but they should not be crushed or chewed. 

Gliclazide MR FAQs

What is the best time to take Diamicron MR?

It is recommended that Diamicron MR is taken at breakfast.

 

How long does it take for Diamicron MR to work?

Diamicron MR will take 30 minutes to reach its peak concentration

 

How much Diamicron MR should I take?

The maximum dose of Diamicron MR that can be taken is 120 mg a day.

 

What is Diamicron MR used for?

Diamicron MR is used to treat type II diabetes.

 

Is Diamicron MR safe in kidney disease?

Diamicron MR can be used in kidney impairment, but it has not been studied in patients with severe kidney disease.

Related Drugs

Reference:

Diamicron MR {package insert}. Surry Hills: NPS MedicineWise; 2019.

https://www.nps.org.au/medicine-finder/Diamicron MR-60-mg-mr-modified-release-tablets#full-pi

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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