- DPP-4 inhibitors
- SGLT-2 inhibitors
- GLP-1 agonists
Gliclazide comes under the ‘sulfonylureas’ category of treatment, and you might take it on its own or with another type of treatment.
Each of these types of medicine has a slightly different method of action in order to reduce your blood sugar levels. Some treatments improve how your body uses insulin (as is the case with metformin), whereas others increase the amount of glucose that leaves your body through urine (as is the case with SGLT-2 inhibitors, such as Forxiga).
Gliclazide works by increasing your pancreas’ insulin production. It’s usually prescribed alongside metformin, or instead of metformin if it isn’t suitable or hasn’t worked for you.