Treatment and Prevention

Diabetalong drug: instructions for use

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.

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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.

pharmachologic effect

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 drug is prescribed to patients suffering from non-insulin dependent diabetes.
The therapeutic course for diabetics suffering from alcoholism is carefully chosen.
Be careful with taking medication for people with impaired cardiovascular system.

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.

special instructions

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.

In rare cases, after taking the medication, nausea can occur, reaching to vomiting.
Taking Diabetalong can cause constipation.
Against the background of the use of funds may be pain in the abdomen.
After taking the medication, some patients develop anemia.
When using the medication, you may experience such negative manifestations as thrombocytopenia.
Inadequate body reactions to medication can manifest as sweating.
Under the action of the drug can disperse attention, so you should be careful to get behind the wheel of a car.

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.

Diabetics over 65 years of age during the period of taking the medicine should donate blood regularly.
The drug is not prescribed to children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
Because of the possible risk of endocrine pathologies in the fetus, pregnant women cannot take the drug.
During lactation, the drug is contraindicated.
Taking pills and drinking alcohol are incompatible.
If symptoms of hypoglycemia appear during an overdose of medication, medical assistance is needed.

Diabetalong Overdose

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.


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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.

Price Diabetalong

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.

Shelf life

3 years.


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You can replace the drug with a drug such as Glucophage Long.
Alternatively, you can choose Gliclazide.
Substitutes with a similar mechanism of action include the drug Diabeton.

Diabetalong Reviews

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. "

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