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Glipizide (Glucotrol) - Medication Overview

Glipizide is an oral medication belonging to the sulfonylurea class that is used for lowering blood glucose. Push Health can connect people in need of a glipizide prescription with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe medication if it is appropriate and safe to do so.

How Does Glipizide Work?

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 - Drug Class and Dosage

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.

Glipizide - Cost

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.

Can I Buy Glipizide (Glucotrol) Online?

Glipizide and Glucotrol are prescription medications. One cannot just buy glipizide online in the United States as they are not over-the-counter medications. Push Health can help people who might need a glipizide prescription get connected with a licensed medical provider who can evaluate and prescribe glipizide if appropriate clinically.

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.

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Last updated September 3, 2019. 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.