glipizide, Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: Use of glipizide during pregnancy has not been adequately studied.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether glipizide is excreted in breast milk.

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 hepatitis, jaundice, and a low blood sodium concentration (hyponatremia). Glipizide also may cause hypoglycemia. The risk of hypoglycemia increases when glipizide is combined with other glucose reducing agents.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Last Editorial Review: 2/21/2012

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