A sulfonylurea drug, Glucotrol (glipizide) is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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Glucotrol – Glipizide – 5mg
- Brand: Glynase
- Disease: Diabetes Type Ii
It helps the pancreas produce more insulin, which lowers blood sugar levels. Glucotrol comes in tablet form and is usually taken once a day with breakfast or the first meal of the day. Possible side effects include low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), weight gain, and liver problems.
Frequently asked Questions
Is Glucotrol and glipizide the same?
It helps control blood sugar levels by decreasing the amount of sugar made by the liver and increasing the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas. Glucotrol is available as a tablet or liquid form that you take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Common side effects of glucotrol include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gas, headache, dizziness and lightheadedness when standing up quickly from a sitting or lying position (orthostatic hypotension). Do not drink alcohol while taking glucotrol because it can increase your risk for low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking this medication as it may not be safe for use during pregnancy.
What is Glucotrol used for?
Glucotrol belongs to a class of medicines called sulfonylureas. It helps control blood sugar levels by causing the pancreas to release more insulin.
Glucotrol comes as a tablet and an extended-release tablet, which is taken by mouth once daily. The most common side effects of glucotrol are low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and weight gain.
Do not take Glucotrol if you are allergic to glipizide or any other ingredients in the medication; have liver disease; have kidney disease that requires dialysis; or are pregnant or breastfeeding
Should Glucotrol be taken before with or after meals?
It helps control blood sugar levels by increasing the amount of insulin your body produces. Glucotrol comes as a tablet that you take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with breakfast or the first meal of the day.
Do not use Glucotrol if you are allergic to glipizide, or if you have:
-diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).
-a history of severe liver problems caused by taking glipizide.
-a condition called porphyria which causes symptoms including skin problems, stomach pain, and changes in mental state.
-type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent diabetes mellitus), or diabetic coma or precoma.