My understanding is that glipizide lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce more insulin. To my thinking, it sure beats being on an insulin pump or having to take shots. Glipizide is in a class of medications called sulfonylureas. This medicine will only work if your body produces its own insulin naturally and is therefore not to be used by Type I diabetics. In the does normally prescribed it is well tolerated by most people.
- 30 minutes before a meal take your Glipizide for best results
What are the side effects:
- feeling jittery
- uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
- red or itchy skin
Some side effects are not just annoying, but very serious and require a check up by your doctor:
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- light colored stools
- dark urine
- difficulty breathing, closing of the throat
- swelling of the lips, tongue or face
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at] or by phone [1-800-332-1088].
In one study, people who took a medication similar to glipizide to treat their diabetes were more likely to die of heart problems than people who were treated with insulin and diet changes. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking glipizide
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