What is Zicron and what they are used for?
Zicron 40 mg Tablets contains the active substance gliclazide, one of a group of medicines sulfonylureas. It is an oral hypoglycaemic medicine (blood sugar lowering drug). diabetes (type 2) when it is not controlled by diet, physical exercise and weight loss alone.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Low blood sugar (Hypoglycaemia)
The most commonly observed side effect is low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia). For symptoms and signs see section
Warnings and Precautions.
If left untreated, these symptoms could progress to drowsiness, loss of consciousness or possibly coma. If an episode
of low blood sugar is severe or prolonged, even if it is temporarily controlled by eating sugar, you should seek
immediate medical attention.
If you experience any of below mentioned side effects, stop taking the tablets and contact your doctor immediately.
The symptoms generally disappear if the medicine is stopped. Your doctor will decide whether to stop your
• Skin reactions such as rash, redness, itching, hives, angioedema (rapid swelling of tissues such as
eyelids, face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat that may result in breathing difficulty) have been reported. The rash may
progress to widespread blistering or peeling of the skin. Exceptionally, signs of severe hypersensitivity reactions
(DRESS) have been reported: initially as flu-like symptoms and a rash on the face then an extended rash with a high
• Decrease in the number of cells in the blood (for instance platelets, red and white blood cells) which may
cause paleness, prolonged bleeding, bruising, sore throat and fever.
• There have been isolated reports of abnormal liver function which can cause yellow skin and eyes. If you
get this, see your doctor immediately.
Other side effects
Digestive disorders: Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhoea and constipation. These effects are reduced
when Gliclazide is taken with a meal as recommended.
Eye disorders: Your vision may be affected for a short time, especially at the start of treatment. This effect is due to changes
in blood sugar levels.