What is Predian® (Gliclazide) used for?
Predian® is used to treat type II diabetes mellitus in adults.
How should I take Predian® (Gliclazide)?
The tablet should be swallowed with water.
Always take your medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not
How do I store Predian® (Gliclazide)?
Predian® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Predian® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Predian® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Predian® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Predian® (Gliclazide)?
Do not take this medicine if:
- You have ever had an allergic reaction to any ingredients of this drug.
- You are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You are under 14 years of age.
- You are suffering from severe injury, infection or undergoing major surgery.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Predian® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Predian®.
What side effects can occur from Predian® (Gliclazide)?
Some side effects can occur when using this drug, such as:
- Low blood sugar (include headache, intense hunger, feeling or being sick, lack of energy and feeling agitated)
- Loss of consciousness or possibly coma
- Digestive disorders (such as abdominal pain, feeling sick, nausea,vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea and constipation)
- Skin disorders (such as rash, redness, itching, hives and angioedema)
- Blood disorders
- Liver disorders
- Eye disorders
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Predian® (Gliclazide)?
Predian® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products may interact with this drug, including:
Does food or alcohol interact with Predian® (Gliclazide)?
Predian® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Predian® (Gliclazide)?
Predian® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Tell your doctor if you have:
- Liver or kidney problems
- Severe liver or kidney problems
- Type I diabetes
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Predian® (Gliclazide).
What is the dose of Predian® (Gliclazide) for an adult?
At first, the recommended dose may be 40 – 80 mg a day. Your doctor may increase your dose if your blood sugar level does not come down enough. The maximum daily dose is 320 mg. You should not take more than your doctor tells you.
When the total daily dose exceeds two tablets, it should be divided into two equal doses taken morning and evening.
The medicine should be taken immediately after food, either with breakfast or the main meal of the day.
What is the dose of Predian® (Gliclazide) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Predian® (Gliclazide) available?
Predian® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Tablet 80mg
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Predian®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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