What is Gliclazide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Gliclazide is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic agent used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (noninsulin dependent).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 97 38
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 4 3
Increase effect of another treatment 2 0
Maturity-onset diabetes in young 2 0
Diabetes type 1 1 1
Multiple sclerosis 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 7
None 31

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gliclazide

Side effect Patients
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 5
Diarrhea 2
Lightheadedness 2
Heartburn 1
Lethargy 1
Nausea 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Gliclazide

Dosage Patients
60 mg daily 2
80 mg daily 2
1 g daily 1
2 capsule(s) daily 1
1 mg three times daily 1
2 tablet(s) twice daily 1
30 mg daily 1
30 mg twice daily 1
120 mg daily 1
160 mg daily 1

See all 14 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Gliclazide

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 7
Did not seem to work 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 16 patients who've stopped taking Gliclazide

Duration

Currently taking Gliclazide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Gliclazide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 33
Usually 6
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 20
Not specified 19

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Gliclazide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Metformin ER) 3
Liraglutide (Victoza) 1
Sitagliptin (Januvia) 1

Patients stopped taking Gliclazide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Metformin ER) 2
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) 1
Insulin NPH (Novolin N) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Gliclazide

Sep 11, 2015 (Started Oct 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily

Feb 18, 2015 (Started Oct 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Doc suggested halving the dose and tqking it at lunchtime, but hardly ever bother - TBH, no visible difference to my charts it seems.

Nov 15, 2014 (Started Oct 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Well, we're assuming it's working fine. It's only being taken because of the corticosteroids, which have made my blood glucose levels a little 'choppy'.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Feb 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 10, 2011 (Started Feb 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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