glipizide, Glipizide XL, Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL (cont.)

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Glipizide is not a cure for diabetes.

The FDA approved glipizide in May 1984.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Glipizide is used together with diet and exercise to reduce blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects include:

headache,

dizziness,

nausea,

vomiting,

diarrhea,

heartburn, and

gas.

Skin rashes can occur and cause itching, hives, or a diffuse measles-like rash.

Rare but serious side effects include:

Glipizide also may cause hypoglycemia. The risk of hypoglycemia increases when glipizide is combined with other glucose reducing agents.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/11/2014


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