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Glipizide Oral

An oral medication, glipizide (Glucotrol®) is a drug used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. This medication is also available in the form of extended-release tablets (Glucotrol XL®) -- these tablets release the medication slowly, providing a more even level in the blood.
For the regular glipizide oral tablets, the medication is generally taken once or twice a day, and it works best if taken 30 minutes before breakfast. The extended-release tablets are typically taken once a day. To ensure the effectiveness of extended-release glipizide, it's important not to crush, chew, or break the tablets; they should be swallowed whole.
(Click Glipizide for more details on taking this oral medication. Side effects, drug warnings, and issues to discuss with your healthcare provider are also listed in this article, as are instructions on what to do if you miss a dose.)
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