Glipizide Diabetic Medication
Glipizide (Glucotrol®) is a prescription drug licensed to treat type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise alone are not successful in lowering blood sugar. It can be used alone or in combination with other diabetes medications. An extended-release form of the medicine (Glucotrol XL®) is also available.
Regular glipizide tablets are usually taken once or twice a day, ideally 30 minutes before breakfast. The extended-release tablets are taken just once a day with breakfast.
Because not everyone can safely use this medication, it's important to fully understand the safety information on glipizide before starting treatment; this includes things like possible drug interactions and side effects. Although many people do not have any problems while taking glipizide, this product does have the potential to cause shakiness, diarrhea, and other problems. In most cases, any side effects that do occur tend to be mild and easy to treat.
(To learn more about this medication, click Glipizide. This article offers more in-depth information on the drug's uses and limitations, as well as some of its other side effects and dosing guidelines.)