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Diamicron XR
Dosage: 60mg
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Price: $69.50


Diamicron XR is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It belongs to a group of medicines called antidiabetic agents. The active ingredient in Diamicron XR is gliclazide, which is an oral hypoglycemic agent. It helps lower blood glucose levels by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas and increasing the sensitivity of tissues to insulin.

Use and Dosage

The recommended starting dose of gliclazide MR is 30 mg taken once daily at the same time every day. Your doctor will gradually increase the dose every 2 weeks to a maximum of 120 mg daily, depending on the reduction of your blood glucose. You should take the medication at breakfast time. Do not chew or crush the tablets. The 60 mg tablets can be split in half. The 30 mg tablets cannot be split in half and should be swallowed whole.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and take your usual dose at the regular time the next day. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Side Effects

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back, muscle, or joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Flu-like symptoms (e.g., cough, sore throat, runny nose)
  • Headache
  • Itchiness
  • Nausea
  • Pink eye (inflammation or redness of the white part of the eye)
  • Sinus, nose, and throat infections


  • Gliclazide ER can lower blood sugar levels, which may lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and be aware of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, such as dizziness, sweating, confusion, shakiness, and hunger. If you experience these symptoms, it is important to treat hypoglycemia promptly by consuming a source of glucose, such as fruit juice or glucose tablets, as recommended by your healthcare provider.
  • Gliclazide, the active ingredient in Diamicron XR, is metabolized by the liver. Therefore, caution should be exercised in individuals with liver impairment. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dosage or choose an alternative medication if you have significant liver disease.
  • Gliclazide is primarily metabolized by the liver and does not undergo significant renal excretion. However, caution is still advised in individuals with impaired kidney function. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dosage based on your kidney function.
  • In rare cases, allergic reactions to gliclazide can occur. If you experience signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements, as well as any medical conditions you have. Certain medications and conditions may interact with Diamicron XR or require dosage adjustments.

Forms and Strengths

Diamicron XR is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Diamicron XR MR Tablets:
    • 60 mg


How does Diamicron XR work?

Diamicron XR belongs to a class of medications called sulfonylureas. It works by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas and increasing the sensitivity of cells to insulin, which helps lower blood sugar levels.

Can Diamicron XR cause weight gain?

Diamicron XR can make you feel hungrier, which may lead to weight gain. Maintain a healthy, balanced diet and engage in regular exercise to help manage your weight while taking this medication.

Can I take Diamicron XR with other diabetes medications?

Diamicron XR can be prescribed on its own or in combination with other diabetes medications, such as metformin, SGLT2 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonists, or insulin. The specific combination of medications will depend on your individual needs and the recommendation of your healthcare provider.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Diamicron XR?

If you miss a dose of Diamicron XR, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Diamicron XR?

Drinking alcohol while taking Diamicron XR may increase the risk of side effects such as flushing, headache, breathing difficulties, rapid heartbeat, stomach pains, or nausea. Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while on this medication.



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Brand Name:

Diamicron XR

Scientific Name:

Gliclazide ER

Other Names:

Diamicron XR



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