Glicla-Natrapharm

Glicla-Natrapharm Mechanism of Action

gliclazide

Manufacturer:

Natrapharm

Distributor:

Natrapharm
Full Prescribing Info
Action
Pharmacology: Gliclazide is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic.
Pharmacokinetics: Gliclazide is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. It is extensively bound to plasma proteins. The half-life (t½) is about 10-12 hrs. Gliclazide is extensively metabolized in the liver to metabolites that have no significant hypoglycemic activity. Metabolites and a small amount of unchanged drug are excreted in the urine.
Special Populations: Elderly: Because its effects are less prolonged than those of chlorpropamide or glibenclamide, gliclazide may be more suitable for elderly patients who are prone to hypoglycemia with longer-acting sulfonylureas.
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