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Glipizide (Overview)

Glipizide is the generic name for the anti diabetic drug glucotrol (glipizide). It is in the drug category of sulfonylureas. These drugs are very effective in treating type 2 diabetes. However, they can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if blood glucose is not monitored closely.


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Please describe the medication: glipizide?

Please describe the medication: glipizide?

Glipizide: Glipizide is an oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. The drug works by stimulating the pancreas to release additional Insulin so a partially functioning pancreas is necessary for Glipizide to work. Sometime Glipizide causes too much Insulin to be released by the pancreas which can lead to potentially dangerous low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

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Glipizide (Overview)

Glipizide is the generic name for the anti diabetic drug glucotrol (glipizide). It is in the drug category of sulfonylureas. These drugs are very effective in treating type 2 diabetes. However, they can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if blood glucose is not monitored closely.


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Is the glipizide more effective than glyburide and januvia (sitagliptin)?

Is the glipizide more effective than glyburide and januvia (sitagliptin)?

No: Depending on how high your initial sugar levels are all 3 will lower the a1c about 0.3-1.0%. Glyburide is a poor choice for people with kidney problems and januvia (sitagliptin) is expensive. Most guidelines suggest beginning with metformin. Talk to your doctor.

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How does glipizide work for diabetes?

How does glipizide work for diabetes?

Glipizide: Glipizide is a sulfonurea drug that is used in the treatment of type two diabetes mellitus. It works by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin.

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Do any herbal supplements have dangerous side effects if taken with glipizide and metphormin?

It depends: Please see the label. All the mechanism of herbal medications are not known but some of them are notorious to cause side effects due to interaction.

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Is there any bad effect or side effect of diabetes medicine glipizide & metformin?

Is there any bad effect or side effect of diabetes medicine glipizide & metformin?

Metformin: metformin most common side effect is stomach upset and loose stools. for this reason many healthcare professionals start at a low dose and gradually increase it to minimize adverse effects. glipizide can also cause nausea, headache, diarrhea; major effect is that it lowers blood sugar (which is why you are taking it)

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Long term side effects on metmorfin HCl and glipizide mg?

Long term side effects on metmorfin HCl and glipizide mg?

Low thyroid, sugar.: Metformin has side effects, like gastrointestinal issues-diarrhea, and cramps. Lactic acidosis is the most serious, likely from liver and/or kidney problems. Low thyroid from lowered TSH in blood and low testosterone are likely long term side effects. The most important side effect of glipiizide is hypoglycemia, which can cause dizziness, and confusion. Do not take if easy bruising/ bleeding.

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Please describe the medication: glipizide?

Glipizide: Glipizide is an oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. The drug works by stimulating the pancreas to release additional Insulin so a partially functioning pancreas is necessary for Glipizide to work. Sometime Glipizide causes too much Insulin to be released by the pancreas which can lead to potentially dangerous low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

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What is the definition or description of: glipizide?

Glipizide: Glipizide is the generic name for the anti diabetic drug glucotrol (glipizide). It is in the drug category of sulfonylureas. These drugs are very effective in treating type 2 diabetes. However, they can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if blood glucose is not monitored closely.

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Have glipizide XL tablets that have and expiration date of6/30/13 are they still good?

Probably yes: Although, no doctor or pharmacist would recommend that you take them, most likely they are just fine.

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How does glipizide work for diabetes?

Glipizide: Glipizide is a sulfonurea drug that is used in the treatment of type two diabetes mellitus. It works by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin.

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Hi. Can someone tell me the difference between glipizide 5 and glipizide 5 ER? Thanks!

Formulation: They are the same medication but differ in how they dissolve inside of the GI Tract. One dissolves quickly and one dissolves or 'releases' the medication more slowly.

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Took glipizide before dinner. It has been about two hours since she ate. What can I do to bring her sugar down?

Nothing: Glipizide works for 28 hrs. If her doctor has not prescribe any thing.......talk to doc and proceed accordingly.

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Are Glimepiride & glipizide the same drug?

Are Glimepiride & glipizide the same drug?

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 of HbA1c reduction seen w/glimepiride, glipizide & glyburide treatment in current literature are similar & choice of antidiabetes therapy should be based on individual patient characteristics, including: efficacy, cost, (see below)

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Long term side effects on metmorfin HCl and glipizide mg?

Low thyroid, sugar.: Metformin has side effects, like gastrointestinal issues-diarrhea, and cramps. Lactic acidosis is the most serious, likely from liver and/or kidney problems. Low thyroid from lowered TSH in blood and low testosterone are likely long term side effects. The most important side effect of glipiizide is hypoglycemia, which can cause dizziness, and confusion. Do not take if easy bruising/ bleeding.

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Which is better glucotrol (glipizide) or glimepiride?

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 glimepiride by a slight margin.