Why do I need this medicine?
Gliclazide is used to treat diabetes. This medicine helps treat your diabetes by keeping your blood sugar in control.
Gliclazide is meant to be taken as part of a complete diabetes care programme that should include exercise, a healthy diet and regular monitoring of blood sugar levels.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Gliclazide exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Take it together with food or immediately after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.
If you are taking a modified-release type of tablet (usually labeled as “MR”), swallow the tablet whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.
Gliclazide must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.