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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).See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Probably yes: Although, no doctor or pharmacist would recommend that you take them, most likely they are just fine.
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)See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Metformin: Possible side-effects include rash, palpitations, muscle aches, cramps, & changes in taste, .
Yep: You bet you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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?
Is there a: Question here? It sounds like you are being treated for Type II Diabetes! What is your question? Dr Z
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!
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)