SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects include:
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.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: : Immediate-release tablets; 5 and 10 mg. Extended-release tablets; 2.5, 5, and 10 mg.
STORAGE: Glipizide should be stored between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).
- The usual starting dose when using immediate release tablets is 5 mg daily administered 30 minutes before a meal.
- The maximum dose is 40 mg daily.
- Doses higher than 15 mg per day should be divided and given in divided doses daily.
- The starting dose when using extended-release tablets is 5 mg daily up to a maximum dose of 20 mg daily.
- Patients using immediate release tablets may be converted to the nearest equivalent extended-release dose.
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