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gliclazide time to take

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by clarejenkins, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. clarejenkins

    clarejenkins Type 2 · Active Member

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    I have been taking gliclazide with my breakfast. My waking bs is around 6 or 7. Could I take my gliclazide in the evening instead?
  2. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    From https://beta.nhs.uk/medicines/gliclazide/

    As it boosts your insulin production it could take you too low over night.
    How is your BG control during the day?
  3. badcat

    badcat · Guest

    Are you on gliclizide MR (modified release ) or normal?
    Im on MR and Ive always been warned that it has to be taken in the morning because of the way its released.
    When I was first diagnosed, I was on normal gliclizide which was prescribed as a split dose - half in the morning half in the evening. Both worked fine for me in terms of overall control but the split dose produced some nocturnal hypos with high bounce back numbers in the morning - which was why I was switched to MR
    #3 badcat, Aug 5, 2017 at 2:20 PM
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