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|02297795||GLICLAZIDE MR 30MG EXTENDED RELEASE TABLET|
Gliclazide modified release (MR) belongs to the class of medications called oral hypoglycemics. It is used for the control of blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes. It is used when diet, exercise, and weight reduction have not been found to control blood glucose well enough on their own. Gliclazide MR increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas and helps the body use insulin more efficiently.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
The recommended dose of gliclazide MR ranges from 30 mg to 120 mg once daily. It is recommended that the medication be taken at breakfast time. Do not chew or crush the tablets. The 60 mg tablets can be split in half. The 30 mg tablets cannot be split in half and should be swallowed whole.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and take your usual dose at the regular time the next day. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Each white, to off-white, flat-faced, bevelled-edge, capsule-shaped tablet, engraved "30" on one side and plain on the other contains gliclazide 30 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and stearic acid.
Do not take this medication if you:
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