The pharmaceutical industry produces a variety of drugs used in the treatment of diabetes. Among them - Diabetalong. Depending on the indications, the drug is prescribed both as a monotherapeutic agent and as part of the complex therapy of the disease.
International non-proprietary name
Diabetalong is prescribed both as a monotherapeutic agent and as part of the complex therapy of a disease.
Forms of release and composition
The drug is produced in tablets of two types: with modified and prolonged release. And in those, and in other active ingredient is gliclazide, but in tablets of the first type it is only 30 mg, and in tablets of the second type - 60 mg. Enhance the therapeutic effect of additional substances.
For packaging of the medicine, blister packs with cells are used, in which tablets in the amount of 10 or 20 pieces are put. Cells are additionally packed in cartons.
The drug belongs to the group of drugs that are derivatives of sulfonylurea.
Under the influence of Diabetalong, the insulin production by the pancreas improves and the sensitivity of the tissues of the organs to this hormone increases. The drug reduces the level of glucose in the blood. After long-term use of tablets, many patients do not develop drug resistance.
The active ingredient not only affects the carbohydrate metabolism, but also improves the blood formation function: patients have a reduced risk of thrombosis of small vessels, which is often the case with diabetes.
Diabetalong lowers blood glucose levels.
The medical components of Diabetalong are absorbed completely from the gastrointestinal tract. This process is independent of the patient's food intake. The highest concentration of the active substance in the blood plasma is observed after 6-12 hours after taking the pills.
The drug is metabolized in the liver, and excreted by the kidneys. Half-life is about 16 hours.
Indications for use
The drug is prescribed to patients suffering from non-insulin dependent diabetes, if a diet low in carbohydrates and an active lifestyle do not help to cope with the disease.
In addition to the treatment of type 2 diabetes, the drug is used as a prevention of possible complications of the pathology, including diseases such as stroke and heart attack. For prophylactic purposes, sustained release pills are taken.
The drug is prescribed with caution due to a sufficiently large number of contraindications:
- type 1 diabetes;
- pathological conditions that are often found in diabetes, for example, ketoacidosis;
- severe forms of renal or hepatic insufficiency;
- intolerance to lactose or any substance that is part of the drug;
- lactase deficiency.
The medicine should be taken with care by people suffering from coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis and a number of other disorders of the cardiovascular system. These recommendations also apply to those patients who have been taking glucocorticosteroids for a long time. Carefully selected therapeutic course and diabetics suffering from alcoholism.
How to take Diabetalong
It is recommended to take tablets once a day in the morning during meals.
For patients who have just begun treatment, the daily dose is 30 mg. Gradually, the doctor can increase the dosage depending on the results of blood tests and the individual characteristics of the patient. Dose adjustment is carried out after at least two weeks have passed since the previous appointment.
Daily patient can take from 30 to 120 mg. In accordance with the instructions, taking more than 120 mg for 24 hours is prohibited.
If the patient did not take the medicine at the right time, then the next day should not increase the dosage, that is, you need to take as many tablets as prescribed by the doctor.
It happens that the use of Diabetalong is indicated for patients who have taken other sulfonylurea drugs that have a longer half-life. Such patients should be monitored daily fasting glucose and after meals. The analysis is carried out for 7-14 days. This is done in order to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia.
It is recommended to take tablets once a day in the morning during meals.
Side effects of Diabetalong
Sometimes patients who violate the diabetalong regimen have a hypoglycemic effect, manifested by arrhythmia, increased pressure, dizziness, decreased concentration, increased fatigue, problems with sleep, a constant feeling of hunger.
In rare cases, nausea can occur, reaching vomiting, constipation, and abdominal pain. Patients may develop anemia (low hemoglobin levels), thrombocytopenia (decreased platelet count). Possible violations in the liver.
Some patients taking pills complain of blurred vision, sweating, seizures.
Influence on ability to operate mechanisms
Under the action of the drug, some patients disperse attention, so care should be taken behind the wheel of a car or performing work associated with complex mechanisms.
During drug treatment, hypoglycemia may begin. As soon as the first symptoms appear, it is necessary to eat a product containing a large amount of carbohydrates. The most acceptable option is a piece of sugar. If hypoglycemia is severe, hospitalization is indicated to the patient.
A patient taking this medicine should regularly have breakfast, lunch and dinner, as warned by the doctor. Irregular eating leads to the development of hypoglycemia. The reason for its appearance can be alcohol and increased physical activity. When taking Diabetalong should be independently controlled glucose levels.
With the development of any infectious disease, doctors recommend abandoning pills and switching to insulin therapy.
Use in old age
Diabetics over 65 years old during the period of taking the medicine are regularly tested, because the doctor monitors the biochemical parameters of blood. Depending on the results of laboratory studies selected individual dosage.
Appointment to children
The drug is not prescribed to children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
Because of the possible risk of endocrine pathologies in the fetus, pregnant women cannot take the drug. The ban applies to patients during lactation.
Overdose can lead to a hypoglycemic attack and even end in a coma, so you must strictly adhere to the instructions of the doctor.
If symptoms of hypoglycemia appear, medical attention is needed.
Interaction with other drugs
Diabetalong's drug interaction is possible with various drugs, so the patient should inform the doctor about all medications taken, so that the doctor can choose the right therapeutic course.
The simultaneous use of this drug with anticoagulants leads to an increase in the therapeutic effect of the latter, therefore, their dosage will need to be changed.
Taking Diabetalong and drugs that include miconazole or phenylbutazone may enhance the hypoglycemic effect of therapy. The risk of developing glypoglycemia increases with the intake of drugs containing ethanol.
Compatibility with alcohol
Taking pills and drinking alcohol are incompatible. Alcohol during treatment increases the risk of developing disulfiram-like pain syndrome.
Diabeton, Gliclazid, Glucophage Long.
Pharmacy vacation terms
The drug belongs to prescription drugs.
Can I buy without a prescription
In some pharmacies, you can buy medicine without a prescription, but it is not recommended to use the drug without a medical prescription.
In pharmacies in Russia, the drug is offered at a low price - about 100 rubles. per pack 60 pcs. on 30 mg.
Drug storage conditions
The air temperature in the room where the medicine is stored cannot exceed +25 ° C.
JSC "Synthesis", Russia.
Galina Parshina, 51, Tver: “I’m a diabetic with experience, so I took different pills. I was suspicious of Diabetalong when the doctor prescribed him for a prophylactic appointment. a few days of taking it, I realized that the medicine was not only inexpensive, but also effective. "
Victoria Kravtsova, 41, Vyborg: “Begin to be treated with Diabetalong after prescribing a doctor. Tablets are inexpensive, and in terms of their therapeutic effect are not inferior to those drugs that are sold in pharmacies at high prices. I recommend.”
Igor First, 37 years old, Chita: “Not long ago, type 2 diabetes was diagnosed. The doctor recommended a low carbohydrate diet, good physical exertion, and prescribed Diabetalong. I feel good. The medicine is cheap, sold in many pharmacies. "