Glipizide is used in the treatment and to manage type 2 diabetes mellitus
How it Works
Glipizideworks by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas. Insulin helps to control the levels of Glucose (Sugar) in your blood. Insufficient or inaffective insulin causes type 2 diabetes. Glipizideworks when diet and exercise alone fail to control abnormally high levels of blood sugar.Glipizide is only effective when used to treat type-2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent)
Common Side effects
Patients who take Glimepiride may suffer from such side effects; Headaches, Diarrhea, Ggassiness, Skin rashes, Dizziness, Headache, Itching, Liver problems and jaundice, Muscle weakness, Nausea, Sensitivity to light, Skin rash and eruptions, Stomach and intestinal pain, Vomiting.
Glucotrol XL or Glipizide SR tablet is an oral glucose-blood-lowering drug which belongs to the sulfonylurea class.Glipizide is usually used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes.
Glipizide XL contains the ingredients, magnesium stearate, polyethylene oxide, sodium chloride, hypromellose, red ferric oxide, polyethylene glycol, cellulose acetate, Opadry. Glipizide is a whitish, odorless powder which is insoluble in water and alcohols. it comes in the in the 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg formulations.
Glipizide XL is an oral sulfonylurea. GLUCOTROL XL is taken to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus along with sufficient diet and exercise
Dosage and administration
GLUCOTROL XL should be administered orally after the first meal of the day.The recommended starting dose of GLUCOTROL XL is 5 mg once daily. Dosage can be decided based on the patient's glycemic control. The maximum recommended dose is 20 mg once daily.
Some of the side effects that may occur while taking glipizide CL are hives, difficulty breathing or swelling of your face or lips. You may also experience bleeding such as nosebleeds, fever, or a headache. Please seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the above.
Glipizide XL should be kept at room temperature. Glipizide XL should be kept away from children and pets, it should also be avoided from extreme heat, cold or moisture.