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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Glucotrol (Overview)

Glucotrol is a second generation sulfonylurea which is a kind of diabetes-related drug (nutritional or metabolic agent).


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
5 doctors shared insights

Glucotrol (Overview)

Glucotrol is a second generation sulfonylurea which is a kind of diabetes-related drug (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Can metformin & glipizide mixed together? If yes than what is the possible side effect related to this

Can metformin & glipizide mixed together? 
If yes than what is the possible side effect related to this

Yes.: This is perhaps the most common combination of oral meds for diabetes. The side effects are related to the individual drugs. Gi disturbance with metformin and potentially low blood sugar readings with glipizide. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Which is better glucotrol or glimepiride?

Which is better glucotrol 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. ...Read more

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Is there a generic drug that compares to onglyza? It's very costly. I also take metformin 500 tid & glucotrol ER 10 bid.

Is there a generic drug that compares to onglyza? It's very costly. I also take metformin 500 tid & glucotrol ER 10 bid.

No: Unfortunately not. The best way to reduce the cost of medicines for type 2 diabetes is to work on your diet and lose weight so you can be weaned off of some of your medicines. Talk with your doctor about diabetes education classes or seeing a nutritionist. Also, make sure you are exercising, it helps your body's tissues use the glucose in your blood and helps control your blood sugar. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: glipizide?

What is the definition or description of: glipizide?

Glipizide: Glipizide is the generic name for the anti diabetic drug glucotrol. 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

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Glipizide (Definition)

Glipizide is the generic name for the anti diabetic drug glucotrol. 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 ...Read more