Lowers blood sugar. Glucotrol (glipizide) is an effective medicine for lowering blood sugar, but it can cause your blood sugar level to be too low so you must always carry some form of sugar with you that can be readily used. Lowers blood sugar. Prandin (repaglinide) works quickly to lower blood sugar, especially during mealtimes. However, it can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you are not consistent with your diet and exercise schedule. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.29 Glucotrol
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More Glucotrol side effects » More Prandin side effects » How it works Glucotrol Prandin Glucotrol (glipizide) stimulates your body to release insulin and lower blood sugar. Prandin (repaglinide) stimulates your body to produce more insulin. Type of medication Glucotrol Prandin Prescription only Prescription only Available as Glucotrol Prandin Pill Extended release pill Used for Glucotrol Prandin Risk factors for serious side effects Glucotrol Prandin › Skipping meals or having inconsistent meal times › Drinking alcohol › Using other blood sugar-lowering medicine › People age 60 or older › Those with kidney and/or liver problems Detailed Glucotrol (glipizide) risks & warnings » › Alcoholism › Changes in meal pattern › Changes in exercise › Insulin › Other antidiabetic medications Detailed Prandin (repaglinide) risks & warnings »
Alcohol Glucotrol Prandin › Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Glucotrol (glipizide). No alcohol related info.
Food Glucotrol Prandin › Eat regular and well-balanced meals to keep your blood sugar levels normal. › If you skip a meal, skip your dose to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). › Quickly and effectively lowers blood sugar during meal times.
Kidneys and liver Glucotrol Prandin No kidneys and liver related info. › Not a good choice if you have poor kidney function, liver problems, or younger than 18 years old.
Weight Glucotrol Prandin › Can cause mild weight gain of 2-3lb. › May cause some weight gain. Upsides and benefits Glucotrol Prandin › Lowers A1c levels by 1-2%. › Glucotrol (glipizide) is an oral medicine so it might be a good alternative for those who don't like injections. › Protects your organs and blood vessels by preventing the harmful effects of high blood sugar levels. › Okay to use by people with kidney problems. › Available as a generic form and is relatively cheap. › Quickly and effectively lowers blood sugar during meal times. › Less likely to cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) than Starlix (nateglinide). › Good first-choice if you cannot tolerate metformin or add-on therapy if your blood sugars are not controlled on metformin alone. Downsides and risks Glucotrol Prandin › Has a higher risk than other diabetes medicine for causing blood sugar levels to be too low. › While taking Glucotrol (glipizide), your blood sugars should be checked 2 to 5 times a week, but less often once you are on a stable dose. › Can cause mild weight gain of 2-3lb. › Might lose its effectiveness over time. › Needs to be taken 30 minutes before a meal for it to be most effective. › May cause some weight gain. › May cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). › Can frequently interfere with how other medicines work. › Not a good choice if you have poor kidney function, liver problems, or younger than 18 years old. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Glucotrol Prandin › Take the medicine 30 minutes before eating, usually before your first big meal of the day. › Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Glucotrol (glipizide). › Eat regular and well-balanced meals to keep your blood sugar levels normal. › Check your blood sugar regularly. › Glucotrol (glipizide) can cause dizziness so avoid activities that require coordination until you know how your body can handle the medicine. › Works quickly to lower blood sugar so should be taken 15 to 30 minutes before a meal. › If you skip a meal, skip your dose to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). › Maintain a regular diet and exercise schedule while on this medicine to prevent fluctuations in your blood sugar. Learn more More about Glucotrol Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Prandin Side effects Alternatives FDA package insert