Brand name: Diamicron Generic name: gliclazide Indication: For non-insulin dependent diabetes (type 2), in association with

dietary measures and with exercise, when these measures alone are not sufficient. Drug Classification: Oral anti diabetic agent Mechanism of Action: hypoglycemic sulfonylurea- oral antidiabetic Dosage: 1 to 4 tablets (30 mg tablet) per day as a single dose Special Precaution: Follow as closely possible the diet prescribed by the doctor Regularly carry out the laboratory tests as prescribed or recommended by the doctor Inform the doctor in the ff. cases: Surgery, trauma, fever or infection, difficulty in eating Planned pregnancy. Administration of other drugs, in particular, an anti-inflammatory agent, beta- Blocker, corticoid Pregnancy risk category Adverse Effects: Hypoglycemic manifestations: sweating, pallor, intense hunger, malaise. Skin reactions: urticaria, itching, skin rash. Nausea, diarrhea, stomach upsets, constipation, hepatitis. Abnormal laboratory results affecting blood and liver functions

Contraindication: Should not be used in the following cases: Allergy to this medicine Diabetes requiring treatment with insulin or insulin-dependent diabetes Ketoacidosis, diabetic precoma, severe liver or kidney disease, treatment with miconazole Breastfeeding Form: Tablet 80 mg x 100’s Nursing Responsibilities:  Patients who are NPO may need to have their dose held to avoid hypoglycemia