Diabeton: analogues and substitutes for diabetes in Russia

Diabeton is a medication recommended for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The main active ingredient is gliclazide, the drug belongs to the category of drugs derived from sulfonylurea.

In the pharmacy you can buy just the drug Diabeton, as well as the medicine Diabeton MV 30 or 60 mg. MV implies a modified release of the active component, and due to this effect, diabetes pills act more gently on the body.

If we compare these two drugs, we can say that they have the same composition. However, simple Diabeton is characterized by rapid release, which is not always good during the treatment of a “sweet” disease.

In turn, modified-release diabetes has a gentle effect on the body, which enhances the effectiveness of the drug. That is why doctors recommend purchasing pills marked “MV”.

Practice shows that Diabeton 30 mg or 60 mg is prescribed almost everywhere, and these appointments are not always justified. In some situations, it is more appropriate to use Diabeton analogues.

So, let’s look at which Diabeton substitute is the best and most effective, and how to take the analogs correctly?

General information about the drug and its analogues

Diabeton MV 60 mg n30 belongs to the category of drugs that stimulate the functionality of the pancreas, as a result of which there is an intensive increase in the production of own insulin in the body.

It should be noted that the drug is not recommended for the treatment of diabetes mellitus, which is detected against the background of any degree of obesity. It is included in therapy when symptoms of extinction of the functionality of the pancreas are revealed.

Diabeton is not recommended for use if the patient has a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus, hypersensitivity to the drug or its auxiliary components, ketoacidosis, should not be drunk while bearing a child, in case of impaired liver and kidney function. 

The original drug sold in pharmacies and containing the active active ingredient gliclazide is Diabeton. What can replace the medicine, patients are interested in? Diabeton has the following analogues:

  • Diabefarm (producer Russia).
  • Glidiab, Glyclazide.
  • Diabinax, Predian.
  • Glioral, Vero-Glyclazide.

It should be noted that the analogues of the drug contain the same active component as Diabeton MV 60 mg n30, however, they may differ in other auxiliary substances, respectively, the effectiveness of the application may be slightly lower.

Important: the advisability of prescribing the original drug or its analogues, the decision is made by the doctor. You can not replace the medicine yourself, even if they have a similar composition.

Diabefarm – a substitute for Diabeton MV

Diabefarm is a medicine for the treatment of a chronic disease, the main active ingredient is glycazide. The medicine belongs to sulfonylurea derivatives, tablets must be taken orally.

You need to take the medicine during meals, the approximate dosage per day is 80 mg. As for the average dose, it varies in a fairly wide range from 160 to 320 mg.

The dosage is based on the age group of the patient, the experience of the disease and the severity of its course, as well as the concentration of glucose in the body.

A drug having a modified release should be taken once in the morning. The dosage is 30 mg. In a situation where one dose of the drug is skipped, on the second day a double dose is strictly prohibited.

The instruction for use says that taking the drug can lead to the development of the following side effects:

  1. Hypoglycemic state.
  2. Headaches, feelings of constant fatigue.
  3. Increased appetite, increased sweating.
  4. Unreasonable irritability, aggressiveness.
  5. Dizziness, convulsive states.
  6. Shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat.

Contraindications: the period of gestation, the first type of diabetes, ketoacidosis, hypoglycemic coma, children under 18 years of age. The price of the product varies from 100 to 130 rubles.

Gliclazide for diabetes

The analogue of Diabeton MV 30 mg n30 is the drug Gliclazide – a medicine related to second-generation sulfonylureas. Pills contribute to the natural production of insulin in the body, resulting in lower sugar values.

A feature of the drug is that it is characterized by a prolonged action, and the effect persists for a day. It is recommended for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and as a prophylaxis of complications of pathology.

Contraindications: type 1 diabetes mellitus, impaired renal and liver function, hypersensitivity to the drug, pregnancy and breastfeeding, children under 18 years of age. 

Instructions for use of the drug:

  • The initial daily dosage is 80 mg. Take twice a day half an hour before a meal.
  • During therapy, the dose can be adjusted to obtain the desired therapeutic effect.
  • The maximum dose in 24 hours is 320 mg.

The modified-release drug Gliclazide is taken once a day during breakfast. The initial dose is 30 mg. After two weeks of taking it, you can increase it to 90-120 mg.

You can buy a medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in a pharmacy or pharmacy kiosk. The price is from 100 to 150 rubles.

Predian for the treatment of “sweet” disease

Predian – controlled-release tablets are prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, when a low-carb diet for diabetics and physical activity did not produce the desired effect.    

The medicine is rapidly absorbed in the digestive tract, the maximum concentration of the active substance in the body is observed 2-4 hours after administration. Approximately 70% of the drug is excreted with urine, 12-15% is excreted along with feces in the form of metabolites.

You can not take: insulin-dependent diabetes, any form of renal or liver failure, precomatose state, period of pregnancy, sensitivity to the drug or its components.

As for the dosage, then Predian is prescribed to be taken in the same dose as Diabeton and similar drugs. Instructions for use indicate that the tool has a list of side effects:

  1. Tremor of the extremities, headaches and dizziness.
  2. Muscle and joint pain, nausea and vomiting.
  3. Disruption of the digestive tract.
  4. Irritability and aggressiveness.
  5. Hypoglycemic state.
  6. Allergic reactions with skin manifestations.

It should be noted that Diabeton and all its analogues must be taken in accordance with the dosage recommended by the attending physician, and not the instructions for use. The fact is that in the instruction the dose is presented by average indicators, therefore, it does not fit under each individual clinical case.

Which medication to choose in a given situation, is decided solely by the attending physician. When prescribing the drug, the patient’s age, the experience of the disease and the severity of its course, associated pathologies, the patient’s well-being and other nuances are taken into account.

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