Glicasil 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... View More
Uses of Glicasil
Side effects of Glicasil
How to use Glicasil
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. Glicasil is to be taken wi... View More
How Glicasil 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.
What if you forget to take Glicasil?
You should skip a dose of Glicasil if a meal is skipped, and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.
Type 2 DM
Should be taken 30 mintues before meal or with meal.
Oral Type 2 diabetes mellitus Adult: Initially, 40-80 mg daily gradually increased to 320 mg daily if necessary. Doses >160 mg daily are given in 2 di... View More
Type 1 DM, diabetes complicated with ketoacidosis; hypersensitivity; severe renal and hepatic impairment. Pregnancy and lactation.
Mode of Action
Gliclazide stimulates insulin secretion from pancreatic beta-cells, reduces insulin uptake and glucose output by the liver, and increases insulin sensit... View More
Monitor blood glucose concentration. May require insulin during metabolic stress. Care when transferring from combination therapy. Increased risk of sev... View More
GI disturbances, skin reaction, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, haemolytic anaemia, cholestatic jaundice, vomiting, diarrhoea, gastritis,... View More
May increase hypoglycaemic effect w/ phenylbutazone. Potentiation of blood glucose lowering effect w/ other antidiabetics (e.g. acarbose, insulins, metf... View More