Lowers blood sugar. Glucotrol (Glipizide) is a very effective oral blood sugar-lowering medicine. It can cause low blood sugar, so make sure you know what the symptoms are and always have a source of sugar nearby. Coming soon. How it works Glucotrol (Glipizide) is an anti-diabetic drug. It stimulates your body to make more insulin to lower blood sugar. Coming soon. Type of medication Anti-diabetic
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Alcohol › Avoid drinking alcohol. No specific alcohol-related info.
Food › Food can cause unpredictable effects of the immediate-release version of Glipizide, so you have to take it at least 30 minutes before a meal. › Works best if you take it 30 minutes before a meal, usually your first big meal of the day. › Eat regular, balanced meals to avoid low blood sugar. No specific food-related info.
Kidneys and liver › Might be a better choice for people with kidney problems compared to similar drugs because Glipizide isn't processed by the kidneys. No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
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Weight › Can cause mild weight gain (2 to 3 pounds). › Can cause weight gain, dizziness, or stomach upset. No specific weight-related info. Upsides and benefits › Oral blood sugar-lowering medicine. › Lowers A1c levels by 1-2%. (Hemoglobin A1c measures your average blood sugar over time.) › Prevents the harmful effects of high sugar levels on your organs and blood vessels. › Might be a better choice for people with kidney problems compared to similar drugs because Glipizide isn't processed by the kidneys. › One of the least expensive diabetes medicines. Coming soon. Downsides and risks › Higher risk of low blood sugar episodes than other kinds of oral diabetes medicines. › You have to check your blood sugar 2 to 5 times a week (less often once you are on a stable dose). › Can cause mild weight gain (2 to 3 pounds). › Loses effectiveness over time or as your body stops making insulin. › Food can cause unpredictable effects of the immediate-release version of Glipizide, so you have to take it at least 30 minutes before a meal. Coming soon. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication › Works best if you take it 30 minutes before a meal, usually your first big meal of the day. › Can cause weight gain, dizziness, or stomach upset. › Avoid drinking alcohol. › Eat regular, balanced meals to avoid low blood sugar. › Check your blood sugar regularly. Coming soon. Learn more More about Glucotrol Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Metaglip Side effects FDA package insert