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Gliclazide MR


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Gliclazide MR is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes; a condition where the body does not produce enough insulin, resulting in high blood sugar. Gliclazide MR increases the amount of insulin your body produces, thus reducing your blood sugar.

  • Modified release tablets
  • Effective diabetes treatment
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
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Type of drugSulfonylurea / oral hypoglycemics
Health conditions prescribed forType 2 diabetes
Active IngredientsGliclazide
Brand namesArdix, Diamicron MR
Available strengths30mg
Available astablet
Possible side effectsNausea, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, stomach ache, indigestion

Gliclazide MR is a medication that is used to treat and manage type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disorder that affects the way that the body processes sugar and glucose. It is characterised by high blood sugar levels that are caused by either the body's resistance to the effects of insulin or insufficient insulin production.

For more information on the medication please refer to the Gliclazide MR patient information leaflet

Gliclazide MR belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. These medications work by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas. It is an extended-release formulation of gliclazide that is designed to be released slowly and steadily throughout the day. 

Yes, Gliclazide MR is most commonly prescribed to help treat type 2 diabetes as it helps to stimulate the release of insulin gradually throughout the day to reduce the amount of glucose that is produced by the liver.

Gliclazide MR gradually releases throughout the day to manage and treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to stimulate insulin release throughout the day to reduce the amount of glucose produced by the liver, as well as improve the uptake of glucose by the cells in the body. It is typically prescribed as part of a comprehensive plan to help treat and manage type 2 diabetes. 

When you are using Gliclazide MR it is important that you use it correctly. The way that people use gliclazide MR will vary depending on the dosage that they use and their individual needs. You typically take gliclazide MR once daily, usually with breakfast. This is because the medication is designed to provide slow, sustained release throughout the day. 

Gliclazide MR is generally considered to be an effective medication for treating and managing type 2 diabetes. The effectiveness of gliclazide MR will vary depending on several factors including the individual response to the medication, the adherence to the medication, as well as any lifestyle modifications the user makes. 

After you have taken your medication it will typically start working within a few hours. As this is the extended-release formulation, it is designed to provide a sustained release of medication throughout the day to effectively manage blood sugar. 

Yes, Gliclazide MR is considered to be safe when it is prescribed and taken as directed. It is commonly prescribed for the management of type 2 diabetes. 

The correct dosage of Gliclazide MR will vary depending on a number of factors including the severity of the diabetes it is being prescribed for, how you respond to the medication, and the specific guidance given to you about your condition. The Gliclazide MR that you can purchase only from UK Meds comes in two strengths, 40mg and 80mg.

Many different variables will factor into how much Gliclazide MR you should take. Typically, people will take between 40mg and 120mg per day, however, this will vary based on a number of different individual factors.

Yes, Gliclazide MR can have interactions with other medications including prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal supplements. These interactions can affect the effectiveness of Gliclazide MR or increase the risk of side effects. If you are concerned about the medication interacting with your current medications you may wish to consider speaking to your healthcare provider for further information.

There are a number of different diabetes treatments that you can purchase online from UK Meds. These include Metformin, Glucophage SR, and regular release Gliclazide.

As with all other prescription medications, you may experience some side effects when you are using Gliclazide MR. The most common side effects of Gliclazide MR include:

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Skin reactions including itching or redness

The matter of whether or not you should take Gliclazide MR when you are pregnant is best solved by speaking to a healthcare professional who can provide you with advice on your own circumstances. Whilst there are cases of it being safe to use for pregnant people its safety and potential risks have not been fully studied. 

There are several warnings that will accompany Gliclazide MR. If you are concerned about these warnings it is important that you full tread all of the information that is provided with your medication. 

It is generally not recommended to use Gliclazide MR or any other diabetes medications if you have been drinking alcohol.  Alcohol can affect blood sugar levels and increase the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) in individuals with diabetes.

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