Gliclazide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus which is also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM).
How it Works
Gliclazide works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas. Insulin helps to control the levels of Glucose (Sugar) in your blood. Insufficient or inaffective insulin causes type 2 diabetes. Gliclazide works when diet and exercise alone fail to control abnormally high levels of blood sugar.Gliclazide is only effective when used to treat type-2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent)
Common Side effects
Patients who take Gliclazide may suffer from such side effects; Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness Itching, Skin rash or other skin conditions Bruising or bleeding Fever, Chills or weakness