DIAMICRON MR 30MG

80.00

10 tablet mr in 1 strip
Prescription Required
MANUFACTURER
Serdia Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Gliclazide (30mg)
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Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Diamicron MR Tablet 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 sugar levels in people with diabetes. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.

Diamicron MR Tablet may be used by itself or along with other medicines. It should be taken with food. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it is working.

Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include indigestion and stomach upsets. It can also cause low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Make sure you recognize the signs of having low blood glucose levels, such as sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking, and know how to deal with it. To prevent this, it’s important to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose such as sugary food or fruit juice with you. Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of low blood sugar levels and should be avoided. Some people may find that they put on weight with this medicine.

You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, thyroid disease, or some hormonal conditions. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.

USES OF DIAMICRON TABLET MR

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

SIDE EFFECTS OF DIAMICRON TABLET MR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Diamicron

  • Upset stomach
  • Indigestion

HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Upset stomach and Indigestion
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.

HOW TO USE DIAMICRON TABLET MR

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. Diamicron MR Tablet is to be taken with food.

HOW DIAMICRON TABLET MR 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.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Diamicron MR Tablet.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Diamicron MR Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Diamicron MR Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Diamicron MR Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Diamicron MR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Diamicron MR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels with this medicine, which may take a long time to come back to normal
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Liver

CAUTION
Diamicron MR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Diamicron MR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE DIAMICRON TABLET MR?

You should skip a dose of Diamicron MR Tablet if a meal is skipped, and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

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