Gliclazide Sandoz 60 mg x 180 Tablets
Recommended initial dose: 30 mg per day (= 1/2 tablet).
If blood sugar is effectively controlled: continue maintenance treatment with 30 mg per day.
If blood sugar is not adequately controlled:
in patients whose blood sugar has decreased after two weeks of treatment:
- increase the dosage to 60, 90 or 120 mg per day, in successive stages,
- with an interval of 1 month min.
in patients whose blood sugar has not decreased after two weeks of treatment:
- the dosage can be increased at the end of the second week of treatment.
Maximum dose: 120 mg per day (= 2 tablets).
Change of diabetes medication
1 80 mg tablet = 1 30 mg modified-release tablet = 1/2 60 mg modified-release tablet.
A transition period is usually not necessary when switching from another oral diabetes medication to gliclazide. However, a treatment-free period of a few days may be necessary when switching from a sulfonylurea with an extended half-life to gliclazide.
Swallow the dose without crushing or chewing the tablet (s), at the time of breakfast.
If a dose is missed, do NOT increase the dose the next day.
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