Diamicron is basically indicated to manage blood sugar level in adult patients who are suffering from type-2 diabetes mellitus. Generic Gliclazide is a main pharmaceutical agent found in this medicine and it belongs to the category of hypoglycemic anti-diabetic drugs. It basically improves secretion of insulin in the human body and control blood sugar level.
When should you not take Diamicron?
Diamicron is not indicated in case of hypersensitivity towards generic Gliclazide, severe kidney or liver problem, juvenile diabetes, hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, and diabetic keto-acidosis.
Which are the drugs may interact with Diamicron?
Certain drugs may interact with Diamicron are Anti-diabetic drugs, Sulfa drug, Antibiotics, NSAID's drugs, Beta-blockers, Oral contraceptive pills (Progesterone and Estrogen), Thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, and salicylates.
What are the doses of Diamicron?
The initial prescribed dose of Diamicron is 30mg, but you can gradually increase the dose of Diamicron up to 60mg per day. You should take this tablet by mouth with a glassful of water. Take Diamicron once a day and no need to get two tablets at the same time as it may harmful for you.
What are the adverse effects of Diamicron?
Common adverse effects of Diamicron include irregular blood sugar level, viral infection, hypertension, angina (chest pain), and swelling of legs, drowsiness, abdominal pain, nausea, skin rashes, itching, and depression.
What are the safety measures should be followed while using Diamicron?
- Breastfeeding and pregnant women should not take this drug without doctor's consult.
- Children under the age of 16 years should not take this drug.
- Avoid alcohol and alcohol containing drugs with this drug as it may cause severe adverse effects.
- Take this medicine after a proper meal and it should be taken on a regular basis.