What is Gliclazide?
Gliclazide is a medication used for type 2 diabetes. Gliclazide works by lowering your blood sugar by increasing the amount of insulin your body produces. Glicazide belongs to a class of drugs called sulfonylureas, which work by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. This helps to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. You can buy Glicazide at Meds for Less.
Who can take Gliclazide?
Gliclazide is only to be taken by adults. It's crucial that this medication is not given to anyone under the age of 18.
If you have ever experienced any of these things, you must explicitly state this in your consultation:
Have had an allergic reaction to gliclazide or any other medicines in the past
Have ketone bodies and sugar in your urine
Have severe kidney or liver disease
Have a rare illness called porphyria
Are taking miconazole
Have an illness called G6PD-deficiency
Need to have surgery
Please note that Gliclazide cannot be used to treat type 1 diabetes.
Like all medicines, gliclazide can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Side effects can be less likely if you take gliclazide tablets with a meal.
Common side effects:
Talk to your doctor if these side effects either cause you distress, or are persistant:
Serious side effects from taking Gliclazide are rare. The medicine is generally well tolerated.
However, you much call a doctor as soon as possible if you get:
Yellow skin or the whites of your eyes turning yellow
Random paleness, prolonged bleeding, bruising, sore throat and fever
A rash, redness, itching and hives, sudden swelling of eyelids, face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat that may make it hard to breathe
There is a chance that your eyesight may be affected for a short time once you begin taking Gliclazide. This is because of changes in your blood sugar levels.
Low blood sugar
Gliclazide can sometimes cause your blood sugar to go too low. This is called a 'hypo'.
It's important to watch for the early warning signs of low blood sugar:
Trembling or shaking
Your blood sugar can also lower whilst you're sleeping. You'll know if this happens as when you wake up, you will feel sweaty, confused and tired.
Low blood sugar levels is more likely to happen if you:
Take too much gliclazide
Eat meals irregularly or skip meals
Do not eat a healthy diet and are not getting enough nutrients
Change what you eat
Increase your physical activity without eating more to compensate
Drink alcohol, especially after skipping a meal
Take some other medicines or natural remedies at the same time
Have a hormone disorder, such as hypothyroidism
Have kidney or liver problems
To prevent having a hypo, it's crucial to eat regularly especially breakfast. Never miss or delay a meal.
If you're planning to exercise more than usual, make sure you eat carbohydrates like bread, pasta or cereals before, during or afterwards.
How do I buy Gliclazide online?
You can safely buy Gliclazide online at Meds For Less. You will first need to have an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Gliclazide is the right medication for your medical condition.