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Well-Known Member, Female, from Canada
Change in dose of gliclazyde: 40mg added to 80mg. Oct 26, 2016
- Erin was last seen:
- Jan 10, 2021
- Type of diabetes:
- Type 2
- Treatment type:
- Tablets (oral)
- 80mg gliclazide, 850x3 Metformin (other non-diabetic drugs)
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Hi, I take 80mg Gliclazide per day. Also, 850x3mg Metformin. The Metformin is mild. The Gliclazide relatively strong and requires attention to avoid hypoglycemia. I have been careful but occasionally it does happen, and it is quite unpleasant, and leading to sleeping after recovery of the typical symptoms, such as chest pain, etc. I cut this drug into two and take one for lunch and one for supper.
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So, because I eat a very small breakfast, I experimented with leaving the 1/2 tablet and noticed that my bg is within the acceptable good diabetic range.
I wonder if that is something good to do, and if 80mg of g has more side effects than 40mg.
Thanks for any feedback. I have been diabetic for 5 yrs. and just came back from my dr. who reported excellent A1C and blood results, including createnine.
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