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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). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Probably yes: Although, no doctor or pharmacist would recommend that you take them, most likely they are just fine. ...Read more
I have a bottle of 5 mg glipizide tablets that I forgot to use. Bottle says Use before 7-27-18. Are they still safe to use?
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 properly stored and not overheated, like in a car's glove box, almost certainly it's still effective with no increased risk of side effects. Anyway, this may be an arbitrary date, a year after the prescription. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Took glipizide before dinner. it has been about two hours since she ate. what can I do to bring her sugar down?
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. ...Read more
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Can metformin & glipizide mixed together?
If yes than what is the possible side effect related to this
Taking glipizide XL and metformin bid. Did A1c and nurse said to take glipizide only in a.M. Now. What would that indicate?
Glipizide: I read this story as the nurse teaching you how you should have been using glipizde all along. This is a once daily medication. I see nothing else here that you should worry or wonder about. ...Read more
I need a prescription for Janumet 50/1000 60 tablets(take 2a day and I have a free 60 tablet voucher) and 60 tablets of glipizide 10 mg extended relea?
Glipizide 5mg xs 2/day. Lately #s rising slowly. Haven't changed anything )I don't think). Is diabetes progressive? Lots of fatigue also. :(
Yes, progressive: Hi. Yes, type 2 diabetes is progressive, and sufonylureas like glipizide have very poor durability. I haven't prescribed a sulfonylurea in YEARS. We have much better drugs with much more durable benefit. I would say if possible, you should see an endocrinologist; ask about GLP-1 receptor agonists, SGLT-2 inhibitors, and of course, good ol' metformin. Other options too. Good luck! ...Read more