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What is Apo-Gliclazide?
Apo-Gliclazide containing the active ingredient gliclazide is classified as a sulphonylurea type of medication. It works by stimulating the beta cells in the pancreas causing more insulin to be produced and regulating the amount of sugar in the blood. The medication should be used with patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when dietary measures, weight loss and physical exercise have failed to fully control blood sugar.
How is Apo-Gliclazide used?
Apo-Gliclazide is usually taken 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a doctor. To prevent an upset stomach, the tablets should be taken orally with food along with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication.
Patients using Apo-Gliclazide may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
- Vision problems
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
The medication should be used to treat patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but should not be used by patients with type 1 diabetes.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Apo-Gliclazide is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.