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glipizide

Pronunciation: GLIP i zide

Brand: Glucotrol

Glucotrol XL

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2.5 mg, round, blue, imprinted with GXL 2.5

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GlipiZIDE

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with MYLAN G1

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GlipiZIDE

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with MYLAN G2

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GlipiZIDE

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with WATSON 460

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GlipiZIDE

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with WATSON 461

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GlipiZIDE Extended Release

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5 mg, round, orange, imprinted with WPI 844

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GlipiZIDE Extended Release

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with WPI 845

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GlipiZIDE Extended Release

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2.5 mg, round, orange, imprinted with WPI 900

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GlipiZIDE

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with GG 771

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GlipiZIDE

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with GG772

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GlipiZIDE

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 5

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GlipiZIDE

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with 10

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GlipiZIDE

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with MYLAN G1

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GlipiZIDE

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with MYLAN G2

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GlipiZIDE

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with 399

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GlipiZIDE XL

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2.5 mg, round, blue, imprinted with GXL 2.5

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GlipiZIDE XL

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with GXL 5

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GlipiZIDE XL

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with GXL 10

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GlipiZIDE

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with APO, GLP 5

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GlipiZIDE

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with APO, GLP 10

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GlipiZIDE Extended Release

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with WPI 845

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GlipiZIDE Extended Release

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2.5 mg, round, orange, imprinted with WPI 900

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GlipiZIDE

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with 92 00

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GlipiZIDE

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with WATSON 461

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GlipiZIDE

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with 92 01, I

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GlipiZIDE

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with MYLAN G1

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GlipiZIDE

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with WATSON 460

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GlipiZIDE Extended Release

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with C 746

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GlipiZIDE Extended Release

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with WPI 845

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GlipiZIDE XL

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with GLIPIZIDE XL 10

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GlipiZIDE XL

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2.5 mg, round, blue, imprinted with GLIPIZIDE XL 2.5

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GlipiZIDE XL

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with GLIPIZIDE XL 5

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Glucotrol

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10 mg, diamond, white, imprinted with PFIZER 412

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Glucotrol

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5 mg, diamond, white, imprinted with PFIZER 411

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Glucotrol XL

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10 mg, round, white, imprinted with GLUCOTROL XL 10

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Glucotrol XL

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2.5 mg, round, white, imprinted with GLUCOTROL XL 2.5

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Glucotrol XL

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5 mg, round, white, imprinted with GLUCOTROL XL 5

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What is the most important information I should know about glipizide?

You should not use glipizide if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment).

What is glipizide?

Glipizide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels by helping your pancreas produce insulin.

Glipizide is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Glipizide is not for treating type 1 diabetes.

Glipizide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking glipizide?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to glipizide, or if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment).

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • liver or kidney disease;
  • chronic diarrhea, or a blockage in your intestines; or
  • an enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD).

Follow your doctor's instructions about using this medicine if you are pregnant. Blood sugar control is very important during pregnancy, and your dose needs may be different during each trimester. You should not take glipizide during the last 2 weeks of pregnancy.

It may not be safe to breast-feed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.

How should I take glipizide?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Take the glipizide regular tablet 30 minutes before your first meal of the day.

Take the glipizide extended-release tablet with your first meal of the day.

Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.

Your blood sugar will need to be checked often, and you may need other blood tests at your doctor's office.

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can happen to everyone who has diabetes. Symptoms include headache, hunger, sweating, irritability, dizziness, nausea, fast heart rate, and feeling anxious or shaky. To quickly treat low blood sugar, always keep a fast-acting source of sugar with you such as fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, or non-diet soda.

Your doctor can prescribe a glucagon emergency injection kit to use in case you have severe hypoglycemia and cannot eat or drink. Be sure your family and close friends know how to give you this injection in an emergency.

Also watch for signs of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) such as increased thirst or urination, blurred vision, headache, and tiredness.

Blood sugar levels can be affected by stress, illness, surgery, exercise, alcohol use, or skipping meals. Ask your doctor before changing your dose or medication schedule.

Some forms of glipizide are made with a shell that is not absorbed or melted in the body. Part of the tablet shell may appear in your stool. This is a normal side effect and will not make the medication less effective.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take your dose as soon as you can, but only if you are getting ready to eat a meal. If you skip a meal, skip the missed dose and wait until your next meal. Do not take two doses at one time.

Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. A glipizide overdose can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia.

Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, and seizure (convulsions).

What should I avoid while taking glipizide?

Avoid drinking alcohol. It lowers blood sugar and can cause side effects.

Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

What are the possible side effects of glipizide?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of low blood sugar:

  • headache, irritability
  • sweating, fast heart rate;
  • dizziness, nausea; or
  • hunger, feeling anxious or shaky.

Common side effects may include:

  • diarrhea, constipation, gas;
  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • tremors; or
  • skin rash, redness, or itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect glipizide?

Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.

Many drugs can affect glipizide. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about glipizide.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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