Glipizide 10 mg Tablets

Glipizide (Glucotrol®), a prescription drug, is used to keep blood sugar under control in adults with type 2 diabetes (also known as noninsulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes). It is often used when blood sugar cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone.
 
Regular glipizide comes in two strengths:
 
  • 5-mg tablets
  • 10-mg tablets.
     
Extended-release glipizide is available in three strengths:
 
  • 2.5-mg tablets
  • 5-mg tablets
  • 10-mg tablets.
     
Regular glipizide works best if taken 30 minutes before breakfast. Extended-release glipizide should be taken with breakfast. Both types should be taken at the same time(s) each day -- this will help maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
 
(To read the full article on this medication, click Glipizide. This article offers dosing guidelines, discusses alternatives to the drug, and explains what to do in cases of overdose.)
 
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