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Chemical Name: Glipizide
This is an anti-diabetic medicine (sulfonylurea-type) used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar. It is used in patients with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). It works by stimulating the release of your body's natural insulin. Effectively controlling blood sugar helps prevent heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, blindness, and circulation problems, as well as sexual function problems (impotence).
Glucotrol Side Effects:
Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:
loss of appetite,nausea,vomiting,upset stomach.
Other side effects can include:
low blood sugar, weakness, tingling of the hands and feet.
If you experience other bothersome side effects, such as a persistent sore throat or fever, easy bleeding/bruising, stomach pain, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness, unusual or sudden weight gain, mental/mood changes, swelling of the hands or feet, or seizures contact your health care provider immediately.
Follow the directions for taking this medicine provided by your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medicine orally with breakfast or your first main meal. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor has told you otherwise. The extended-release tablet and capsule should be swallowed whole. Do not chew, divide, or crush the extended-release tablet or capsule.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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