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Diamicron MR (Gliclazide MR)

Also Known as Diamicron XR (Gliclazide XR)


Diamicron MR (Gliclazide MR)

Prescription Required


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Generic Equivalent - Diamicron MR (Gliclazide MR)

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  • Product Details


    Diamicron MR is a prescription medication that lowers blood sugar levels, specifically for individuals with type 2 diabetes. This medication contains gliclazide, which belongs to the sulfonylurea class of drugs, and it plays a crucial role in regulating blood glucose.

    Diamicron MR is prescribed for individuals with type 2 diabetes to aid in controlling their blood sugar levels. High blood sugar is a common concern in diabetes, and unmanaged levels can lead to various health complications. 

    Gliclazide stimulates the pancreas to release insulin; insulin assists in glucose uptake by the body's cells.


    The starting dosage is 40-80 mg by mouth once daily with the largest meal. The dosage may be increased to a maximum of 320 mg daily.


    The active ingredient in Diamicron MR is gliclazide MR.


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    Before starting Diamicron MR, tell your doctor if you have a history of liver disease or certain blood disorders. 

    Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is essential while on this medication, and any significant changes or concerns should be discussed with a healthcare provider. 

    Individuals should consult their healthcare provider before discontinuing or changing the dosage of Diamicron MR.

    Tell your doctor if you have a history of sulfonamide allergies.

    Side Effects

    Common adverse reactions to this drug may include

    • Abdominal discomfort
    • Abnormal liver function
    • Blood disorders
    • Blurred vision
    • Diarrhea
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
    • Indigestion
    • Itching
    • Nausea
    • Rashes
    • Swelling
    • Weight gain


    1. Diamicron MR [package insert]. Laval, Quebec: Servier Canada; 2019.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 10602

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