Search This Blog

Sunday, May 24, 2015

All KNOWN Side Effects for Glipizide

It is good from time to time to go on line and look up all the previously reported side effects of any prescription drug you are on. Most people of my acquaintance simply go by what the prescribing doctor tells them when a new med is added or a change in meds is made. Over the years from different doctors the advice is normally that, "It is normally pretty well tolerated by most people".

That is NOT meant to be a slam on doctors in general or any specific doctor or medical practitioner. I can relate to and understand why this is the procedure as most doctor's have a brutally busy schedule and cannot take the time to go over every side effect known on every drug they prescribe to someone. In addition you might have interaction with the new drug and any other drugs you are taking. In fact, I personally believe that many people as they get older end up being put on new additional drugs  to counter the side effects of other drugs they may already be taking. It becomes a vicious cycle as each drug has its own side effects and when combined with interaction and synergism of several drugs, many people end up "Chasing the side effects and interactions or synergism of a multitude of drugs around and around the room" so to speak. In addition, I believe that very few real world interactions between existing meds are ever reported and there is very little info in the data base or pharmaceutical companies for this problem.

I realize that where I buy my prescriptions (RITE AID), that each individual prescription comes with a list of most common and some not so common side effects.. I presume most drug stores do that, however I realize most people take the bottle out of the bag and throw away the paperwork or glance at it and then forget about it.

In any even here is a list of known reported side effects for Glipizide including common and rare side effects. Perhaps you should print this and keep it where your family knows where it is in case one of these reactions happens to you:

More common
  • Indigestion
  • passing of gas
Less common
  • Anxiety
  • blurred vision
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • chills
  • cold sweats
  • coma
  • confusion
  • cool, pale skin
  • depression
  • difficulty with moving
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • fast heartbeat
  • headache
  • increased hunger
  • joint pain
  • leg cramps
  • muscle aching or cramping
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • nightmares
  • pain in the joints
  • problems in urination or increase in the amount of urine
  • seizures
  • shakiness
  • slurred speech
  • sweating
  • swollen joints
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • bloating
  • bloody or black, tarry stools
  • body aches or pain
  • burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • clay-colored stools
  • congestion
  • constipation
  • cough
  • dark urine
  • decreased vision or other changes in vision
  • diarrhea
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • difficult or painful urination
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • excessive tearing
  • fainting
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • feeling of warmth
  • fever
  • heartburn
  • hoarseness
  • indigestion
  • itching
  • loss of appetite
  • pain in the eye
  • pounding in the ears
  • rash
  • redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest
  • redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  • runny nose
  • severe stomach pain
  • shortness of breath
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble in swallowing
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • voice changes
  • vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • wheezing
  • yellow eyes or skin
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • excessive muscle tone
  • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • flushing or redness of the skin
  • headache, severe and throbbing
  • hives or welts
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • mood or mental changes
  • muscle stiffness
  • muscle tension or tightness
  • sensation of spinning
  • skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • unusually warm skin
  • walking in unusual manner
  • weight loss


You should too.

God Bless you and have a Great Memorial Day weekend.


No comments:

Post a Comment