DIABEND 40MG contains Gliclazide which is one of a group of medicines called sulfonylureas that are used to lower the blood sugar level. Gliclazide are used to treat maturity onset diabetes in patients that is not controlled by diet alone. They are not for use in children or in patients with diabetes requiring insulin.
It is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is an illness where the body does not make enough insulin, or the insulin that’s made does not work properly. This causes high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia). Your doctor will prescribe your dose depends on your condition and blood sugar levels. DIABEND 40MG may be taken with or without food. You should not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Before taking this medicine, consult your doctor for advice if you have liver, kidney, heart disease or any other medical condition. Do not drive or operate any machines while taking DIABEND 40MG if your blood sugar is too low or high. The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhoea and constipation.
USES OF DIABEND 40MG:
Reduce the blood sugar level in type 2 diabetes
HOW DIABEND 40MG WORKS:
Insulin is the hormone which controls the level of sugar in your blood. DIABEND 40MG works by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Always take this medicine as your doctor told you. Swallow the medicine whole with water. Do not chew the medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS OF DIABEND 40MG:
• Allergic reaction (skin rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing)
• Blistering or peeling of the skin (skin rash)
• Hepatitis or liver failure causing fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes)
• Nausea, vomiting
• Abdominal pain or discomfort
• Skin rashes or pale skin, redness, itching and hives
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Moisturizers can be used regular basis to soothe and hydrate the affected area.
Eat fiber rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
DIABEND 40MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DIABEND 40MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machines while taking DIABEND 40MG if your blood sugar is too low or high.
Do not drink alcohol while taking DIABEND 40MG as it can affect the control of your blood sugar.
This medicine should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
This medicine should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take DIABEND 40MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to canagliflozin or any other ingredients in this medicine.
DIABEND 40MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Before taking, this medicine consult your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:
Insulin or any other anti-diabetic medicine
Sulphonylureas e.g. glimepiride or glipizide used to treat diabetes
Rifampicin antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis
Carbamazepine, phenobarbital or phenytoin used to treat epilepsy
Medicines which is used to prevent blood clotting (e.g. warfarin)
Cimetidine (used to treat stomach ulcers)
Clofibrate (used to treat high cholesterol in the blood)
Disopyramide (for irregular heartbeats)
Drug : Gliclazide
Pharmacological Category : Sulfonylurea
Therapeutic Indication : Diabetes
Dosage Forms : Tablet
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT DIABEND 40MG:
Q: How should I take DIABEND 40MG?
A: Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. It can be taken with or without food.
Q: Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
A: Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with DIABEND 40MG due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.