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Glipizide Diabetic Drug Information

Glipizide (Glucotrol®) and glipizide extended release (Glucotrol XL®) are prescription medications used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The main goal of these drugs is to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce the risk of developing problems related to diabetes, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems. Because it lowers blood sugar levels, glipizide can help diabetics lower their risk for developing problems related to high blood sugar by taking it.
Although most people tolerate the drug well, side effects are possible. In clinical studies, commonly reported side effects of glipizide included diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea. In addition, your healthcare provider will need detailed information on any medications you are taking and any other medical conditions you may have. For example, tell your doctor if you have:
(For more information on this diabetes drug, click Glipizide. This article offers a complete overview of how it works, what to expect during treatment, and why it may not be the best choice for certain people.)
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