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

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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.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/11/2014

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