Glipizide is an oral medication belonging to the sulfonylurea class that is used for lowering blood glucose. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides patients who need Glipizide prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.
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How does glipizide work? Glipizide is used in diabetes management and indicated in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus for improving glycemic control as an adjunct to diet and exercise. Glucotrol (glipizide) is thought to work by stimulating the beta cells of the pancreatic islet tissue to secrete insulin. By increasing the secretion of insulin, glipizide is thought to lower blood glucose levels. Glipizide and metformin are sometimes used together for better blood glucose management.
Glipizide – Side Effects
Glipizide, like other medications for diabetes, can cause side effects in some people. Side effects after glipizide use include nausea, diarrhea, headache, hypoglycemia and loss of blood glucose control. Glucotrol (glipizide) is contraindicated in patients with type I diabetes mellitus and diabetic ketoacidosis. Glipizide and alcohol should not be used together. Concerns and questions regarding glipizide’s side effects should be directed to one’s medical provider and pharmacist prior to use.
Glipizide and Glucotrol are very affordable at under fifteen cents per pill and can be found on the $4 prescription list at many pharmacies. For people paying out of pocket, glipizide coupons can sometimes be found online or from other sources. Additionally, insurance may cover the cost of glipizide and Glucotrol. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.
Glipizide belongs to a class of medications known as sulfonylurea medications. Glipizide is an important ingredient in Glucotrol. Glipizide is a white, odorless powder that is insoluble in water. For many patients, the starting dose used is 5 mg before breakfast and dosage adjustments are done in 2.5 mg increments. Glucotrol tablets are white, dye-free scored available as 5 mg tablets and 10 mg tablets. While the elimination half-life of glipizide is up to 4 hours, some people experience blood sugar control for as long as 24 hours after a dose. Peak plasma concentrations after an oral dose occur within 3 hours.
Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.