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Revised: 2/2020

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
GLIMICRON Tablets 40mg
 Active ingredient:
Gliclazide
 Dosage form:
white tablet (diameter: 6.5mm, thickness: 2.2mm)
 Print on wrapping:
(face) グリミクロン 40mg, 40mg, P211, 糖尿病用薬
(back) GLIMICRON 40mg, 糖尿病用薬, グリミクロン, 40mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine works on the pancreas and stimulates insulin secretion in order to lower the blood glucose (sugar in the blood).
It is usually used to treat non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (maturity-onset type diabetes).

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you are in a state of ketosis (hyperventilation, loss of consciousness, shaky limbs, etc.), in a diabetic coma/precoma, or in perioperative period.
    If you are a patient with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, hepatopathy, renal damage, infection, or digestive trouble.
    If you are injured.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general for adults, start with 1 tablet (40mg of the active ingredient) in 1 to 2 divided doses a day (in the morning or in the morning and in the evening), before or after meal. The maintenance dose is 1 to 3 tablet(s) (40 to 120mg) a day, and the maximum dose is 4 tablets (160mg) a day. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you took too much of this medicine (more than prescribed), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause hypoglycemic symptoms (lassitude, strong hungry feeling, cold sweat, palpitation, shaky limbs, decreased consciousness, etc.). Pay close attention when driving a car, working at heights, or operate dangerous machinery. If you have hypoglycemic symptoms without consciousness disorder, take sugar. If you take an alfa-glucosidase inhibitor (acarbose, voglibose, miglitol) with this medicine, take glucose. In addition, if you feel groggy, contact your doctor.
  • Follow your instructed dietary/exercise therapy. Pay attention that skipping/delaying a meal, excessive drinking of alcohol, vigorous exercise, diarrhea, or vomiting may cause hypoglycemic symptoms easily.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include itch, rash, nausea, loss of appetite and dull headache. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • lassitude, severe hungry feeling, sweating [hypoglycemia]
  • sore throat, headache, high fever with chills or shiver [agranulocytosis]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowness in the skin and the conjunctiva [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacist and the medical institution how to discard them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.