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Glipizide (generic Glucotrol)

  • What is glipizide?
    Glipizide is a prescription drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. Glipizide decreases your body’s blood glucose level and increases its response to the hormone insulin to get your type 2 diabetes under control.

    Looking for a safe, effective way to keep your type 2 diabetes under control? Talk to your doctor about whether glipizide is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of glipizide?
    While adverse reactions to glipizide are uncommon, some patients who take the drug may experience mild side effects, including diarrhea, gas, jitters, dizziness, uncontrollable shaking, red or itchy skin, rash, hives, and/or blisters.

    Rare, more serious adverse events have also been known to occur. If you are concerned that you may be experiencing any number of adverse side effects, contact your doctor or seek emergency care.

    This is not a complete list of side effects. If you are concerned about additional side effects, please contact your provider directly.

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Frequently asked questions about Glipizide

Glipizide is a prescription drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. Glipizide decreases your body’s blood glucose level and increases its response to the hormone insulin to get your type 2 diabetes under control.

Nearly 1 in 10 Americans has diabetes, a condition characterized by elevated levels of glucose - or sugar - in the blood. If left untreated, elevated glucose levels can wreak havoc on your body, causing kidney damage, eye problems, sexual dysfunction, and more. Doctors prescribe drugs like metformin to help keep patients’ blood glucose - and their diabetes symptoms - in check.

Glipizide is used to treat type 2 diabetes - the form of diabetes in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or builds a resistance to it.

Insulin is a hormone that plays a role in the way your body takes up and uses sugar for energy. When your body does not produce enough insulin, sugar builds up in the blood, leading to serious problems like kidney problems, eye problems, heart disease, nerve damage, loss of limbs, and even death.

Glipizide cannot be used to treat type 1 diabetes, a condition in which the body produces little to no insulin at all.

It is important to note that metformin is meant to work alongside diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes to lower your blood glucose levels and bring your diabetes under control. Glipizide alone is not sufficient to treat your blood glucose imbalance.

Glipizide is a member of the sulfonylurea class of medications. These drugs stimulate the pancreas to release more insulin, a hormone that regulates your blood sugar. Glipizide also helps the body utilize insulin more efficiently, helping to better regulate your blood glucose levels.

It is important to know that Glipizide causes changes in your blood sugar, and to understand the symptoms related to these changes. Side effects that can occur while using glipizide include:

Diarrhea Gas Feeling jittery Dizziness Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body Red or itchy skin Rash Hives Blisters

Call your doctor immediately if any of the following symptoms occur while taking glipizide:

Yellowing of the skin or eyes Light-colored stools Dark urine Pain in the upper right part of the stomach Unusual bruising or bleeding Fever Sore throat

If you continue to experience any side effects including discomfort, contact your doctor or health care provider. Your doctor will decide if you should continue to use this medication.

This is not a complete list of glipizide side effects. To learn more about adverse reactions you may encounter while taking glipizide, please visit the National Institutes of Health’s DailyMed webpage.

Glipizide will begin to affect your blood glucose levels within about 30 minutes of your taking a dose. It takes about 1 to 3 hours for glipizide to reach maximum effect.

The typical starting dose for most patients is 5 mg, which should be taken orally about 30 minutes before your first meal. Elderly patients or patients with liver disease may start on a lower dose of 2.5 mg. Based on how your body responds, your doctor may increase your dosage to a maximum daily dose of 40 mg.

Some patients may require multiple daily doses of glipizide. In general, doctors recommend dividing your doses if you are prescribed more than 15 mg per day. Talk to your doctor about a dose of glipizide that is appropriate for your needs.

Glipizide is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not glipizide is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

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