Glipizide 5 mg Tablets
Glipizide (Glucotrol®) is an oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. It comes in tablet form and is available in two strengths: 5 mg and 10 mg.
An extended-release version is also available. It comes in the following strengths:
- Glipizide extended-release 2.5 mg tablets
- Glipizide extended-release 5 mg tablets
- Glipizide extended-release 10 mg tablets.
The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will depend on several factors, such as how well you respond to glipizide and whether you are taking any other medications.
For most adults with type 2 diabetes, the recommended starting dose of either type of glipizide is 5 mg. However, people who have liver problems or are over the age of 65 may need to start with a lower amount.
(Click Glipizide Dosing for a closer look at using this prescription medication. This article also stresses the importance of consulting your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist about any dosing questions you may have.)