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Glucotrol Tablet


Glucotrol Tablet

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Treating type 2 diabetes in patients who cannot control blood sugar levels by diet and exercise alone. It is used along with diet and exercise. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines.

Glucotrol is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic medicine. It works by causing the pancreas to release insulin, which helps to lower blood sugar.

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Active Indredients

Glucotrol (glipizide) is an oral blood-glucose-lowering drug of the sulfonylurea class.

The Chemical Abstracts name of glipizide is 1-cyclohexyl-3-[[p-[2-(5-methylpyrazine-carboxamido) ethyl]phenyl]sulfonyl]urea. The molecular formula is C21H27N5O4S; the molecular weight is 445.55.

Glipizide is a whitish, odorless powder with a pKa of 5.9. It is insoluble in water and alcohols, but soluble in 0.1 N NaOH; it is freely soluble in dimethylformamide. Glucotrol tablets for oral use are available in 5 and 10 mg strengths.

Inert ingredients are: colloidal silicon dioxide; lactose; microcrystalline cellulose; starch; stearic acid.

How to take this Medicine?

Use Glucotrol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take Glucotrol by mouth 30 minutes before a meal as directed by your doctor.

If you are taking 1 dose daily, take Glucotrol 30 minutes before breakfast or the first main meal of the day unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

If you also take colesevelam, take Glucotrol at least 4 hours before your dose of colesevelam. Check with your doctor if you have questions.

Glucotrol works best if it is taken at the same time each day.

Continue to take Glucotrol even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.

If you miss a dose of Glucotrol, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Glucotrol.

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Do not use Glocotrol If you are:-

you are allergic to any ingredient in Glucotrol
you have certain severe problems associated with diabetes (eg, diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma)
you have very high blood acid levels (acidosis)
you have type 1 diabetes
you are pregnant and are within 1 month of the expected delivery date
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Precautions And Safety Warnings/ Overdose

Glucotrol may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or light-headedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Glucotrol with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.

Check with your doctor before you drink alcohol while you are taking Glucotrol. Alcohol may increase the risk of low blood sugar. Rarely, alcohol may interact with Glucotrol and cause a serious reaction with symptoms such as flushing, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or stomach pain. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.

Carry an ID card at all times that says you have diabetes. Check your blood sugar levels as directed by your doctor. If they are often higher or lower than they should be and you take Glucotrol exactly as prescribed, tell your doctor.

Proper diet, regular exercise, and regular blood sugar testing are important for best results with Glucotrol. Follow the diet and exercise program given to you by your health care provider.

It may be harder to control your blood sugar during times of stress, such as fever, infection, injury, or surgery. Talk with your doctor about how to control your blood sugar if any of these occur. Do not change the dose of your medicine without checking with your doctor.

Glucotrol may cause low blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar may make you anxious, sweaty, weak, dizzy, drowsy, or faint. It may also make your heart beat faster; make your vision change; give you a headache, chills, or tremors; or make you hungrier. It is a good idea to carry a reliable source of glucose (eg, tablets or gel) to treat low blood sugar. If this is not available, you should eat or drink a quick source of sugar like table sugar, honey, candy, orange juice, or non-diet soda. This will raise your blood sugar level quickly. Tell your doctor right away if this happens. To prevent low blood sugar, eat meals at the same time each day and do not skip meals.

Risk of low blood sugar may be increased by severe or prolonged exercise, drinking alcohol, or skipping meals.

Glucotrol is a sulfonylurea. It may increase the risk of death from heart disease. Talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of this or other therapies to treat your condition.

Glucotrol may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Glucotrol. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.

Glucotrol should not be used by itself to treat type 1 diabetes. If you have questions about using Glucotrol to treat type 1 diabetes, talk with your doctor.

Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Glucotrol before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.Lab tests, including fasting blood glucose, hemoglobin A1c, and liver function, may be performed while you take Glucotrol. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.

  • Use Glucotrol with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially low blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar levels may also be more difficult to recognize in the elderly.
  • Glucotrol should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of taking Glucotrol while you are pregnant. Glucotrol should not be taken if you are within 1 month of the expected delivery date because it may cause low blood sugar in the baby. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Glucotrol.

When used for long periods of time, Glucotrol may not work as well. If your blood sugar has been under control and then becomes hard to manage, contact your doctor. Do not change the dose of your medicine without checking with your doctor.


We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

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