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Learn more about glipizide

What dosages is glipizide available in?

What dosages is glipizide available in?

glipizide is available as a 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg extended-release oral tablet.

What is glipizide used for?

What is glipizide used for?

glipizide is a sulfonylurea and is used to treat type 2 diabetes.

How does glipizide work?

How does glipizide work?

glipizide is a sulfonylurea. It lowers blood sugar levels by telling your pancreas to release more insulin.

How do I take glipizide?

How do I take glipizide?

glipizide is typically dosed as 5 mg by mouth before breakfast. If needed, your provider will raise your dose every few days. The maximum recommended dose is 20 mg once daily.
Your dose of glipizide might be lower if you’re an older adult, have liver problems, or are taking other blood sugar medications.

Is it safe for me to take glipizide?

Is it safe for me to take glipizide?

glipizide is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a hypersensitivity to the drug or type 1 diabetes mellitus, diabetic ketoacidosis, with or without coma.

glipizide Common Side Effects

glipizide Common Side Effects

Common side effects of glipizide include:

  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Nervousness
  • Tremor
  • Passing gas
  • Low blood sugar levels
glipizide Serious Side Effects

glipizide Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with glipizide. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Dangerously low blood sugar levels: feeling hungry, fast heartbeat, shakiness, anxiety, sweating, tingling, dizziness, weakness, drowsiness, confusion, coma
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on glipizide

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on glipizide

The following medications may interact with glipizide:

  • Miconazole – Monitor patients closely. Severe hypoglycemia can occur when glipizide and oral miconazole are used concomitantly
  • Fluconazole – Monitor patients closely. An increase in glipizide levels was seen after fluconazole administration
  • Colesevelam – glipizide should be administered at least 4 hours prior to colesevelam
Who makes glipizide?

Who makes glipizide?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is glipizide safe in pregnancy?

Is glipizide safe in pregnancy?

glipizide has not shown any drug associated risks for major birth defects, miscarriage, or adverse maternal outcomes from a small number of published studies and postmarketing experience with glipizide use in pregnancy over decades. However, sulfonylureas (including glipizide) cross the placenta and have been associated with neonatal adverse reactions such as hypoglycemia. Therefore, glipizide should be discontinued at least two weeks before expected delivery.


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