Diamicron (Gliclazide)

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Diamicron (Gliclazide) Medication Information

Uses

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

Dosage

The tablets are available in 60 mg strength. 

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Diamicron 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 Gliclazide.

Precautions

There is a risk of low blood sugar when taking Diamicron, 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 Gliclazide. 

Interactions

Common drug interactions with Diamicron include:

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

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

Storage

Store below room temperature (30 ºC).

Pharmacist Tips

  • It is important to not skip meals while taking Diamicron.
  • Diamicron should be taken with a glass of water. 
  • Diamicron can be split in half, however they should not be crushed. 

Gliclazide FAQs

What is the best time to take Diamicron?

It is recommended that Diamicron is taken at breakfast.

 

How long does it take for Diamicron to work?

Diamicron will take 30 minutes to reach its peak concentration

 

How much Diamicron should I take?

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

 

What is Diamicron used for?

Diamicron is used to treat type II diabetes.

 

Is Diamicron safe in kidney disease?

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

Related Drugs

Reference:

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

https://www.nps.org.au/medicine-finder/diamicron-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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