Gliclazide

(Zicron®, Gliclazide)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets, Modified-Release Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
No
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
No
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Do not crush modified release tablets. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe to crush immediate release tablets. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed. Glucose levels should be monitored closely as crushing tablets may affect glycaemic control.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Gliclazide
Usual formulation brand names
Zicron®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes - some
Modified release
Yes - M/R tablets
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Specials
Are specials or imports available?
Specials
Liquid strengths
Check with manufacturer
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Check with manufacturer
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider switching to insulin if appropriate. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes as a last resort, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Notes
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