Glipizide (Glucotrol®) is a prescription drug used to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. In most cases, it is effective and well tolerated. However, some people may develop bothersome side effects; other people find that it is not effective enough to keep their blood sugar under control. In these situations, a substitute for glipizide may be required.
Some of these other treatment options include:
- Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, getting more physical activity, and making changes to your diet
- Other oral diabetes medications, such as biguanides or meglitinides
- Insulin and other injectable diabetes medications.
Let your healthcare provider know if glipizide does not work for you or if side effects occur so he or she can recommend other options that may be more effective.
(Click Glipizide Alternatives to learn about other substitutes for this medication. This article offers a more detailed list of the various lifestyle changes and medicines that can be used to control type 2 diabetes.)