Diabetes Meds

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  1. Precautions of Gliclazide/glimepramide?
    • Ketoacidosis
    • Type 1 Diabetes
    • Renal impairment
  2. Adverse Effects of gliclazide/glimeparide??
    • Hypoglycaemia
    • weight gain
    • Nausea, diarrhoea, metallic taste
  3. Dose of gliclazide?
    • 40-320mg once or twice daily
    • Start with 20mg once daily if 12-18y
    • Controlled release: 30mg once daily initially
  4. Counselling of Gliclazide/Glimepramide??
    • Take with food to minimise risk of hypos
    • Avoid binge drinking since it can lower blood glucose level. Eat when you drink also.
    • Make sure you and family members know how to treat hypos
  5. Dose of glimepramide?
    • 1mg once daily initially
    • increase by 1mg every 1-2 weeks, max 4mg daily
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Diabetes Meds
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