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if out of glipizide 5mg tablets can you use glimepiride 4mg tab instead for a few days

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No different Drugs: These are two different drugs both used for treatment of Type2 Diabetes
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
No, but same class: Both are 2nd generation sulfonylurea drugs for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. According to a review by the Utah gov't, they conclude: "Overall ranges o ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Neither is my choice: Hi. I'm not a fan of sulfonylurea drugs (the class they're both in) and haven't written for any in years. Nevertheless, between the two, I'd prefer gl ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Tiredness: Can be due to multiple factors including deconditioning, poor diet, poorly controlled disease, dehydration and side effects of the medication. With co ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Is there a: question here? It sounds like you are being treated for Type II Diabetes! What is your question? Dr Z
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Probably yes: Although, no doctor or pharmacist would recommend that you take them, most likely they are just fine.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably OK: Drug expiration dates are very arbitrary -- they mean only the drug's effectiveness and side effects haven't been tested after a longer time. If prope ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Glipizide: Stop the glipizide for a few days and see if things get better. If yes let your doctor know. If not, don't take any glipizide and see your doctor ASAP ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Hard to say: You have many options for treatment. First of all, we need to know if you really have type 2 diabetes. Ask your dr to perform a GAD-antibody test. If ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Actually: You are right there is a mild interaction, and you can actually take both, and be disciplined with measuring your glucose before meals and at bed-time ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Theoretically: the Sulfonylurias do increase or promote the secretion of insulin by the beta cells of the Pancreas and a "wear out" phenomenon has been postulated. ... Read More
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