What is Glucotrol?

Glipizide is an oral rapid- and short-acting anti-diabetic drug from the sulfonylurea class. It is classified as a second generation sulfonylurea, which means that it undergoes enterohepatic circulation. Second-generation sulfonylureas are both more potent and have shorter half-lives than the first-generation sulfonylureas.

Originally available in 1984, it is marketed by Pfizer under the brand name Glucotrol in the USA, where Pfizer sells Glucotrol in doses of 5 and 10 milligrams and Glucotrol XL (an extended release form of glipizide) in doses of 2.5, 5, and 10 milligrams. Other companies also market glipizide, most commonly extended release tablets of 5 and 10 milligrams.

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I am 37 years old with type 2 diabetes. My height is 6ft 2in and weight is 185 lbs. Blood pressure and cholesterol tests are normal.
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Glucotrol and glyburide were the pills which may have caused hypoglycemia in...

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Good morning my name is Mervyn John and I am diabetic for the past 21 years my blood sugar reads at 90 some times 140 if I dont take any mefication...

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Diabetes is one of the disorder in which strict control of sugar levels is of prime importance.For maintaining constant...

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I have diabetes type 2. Been taking glucotrol and onglyza for about a month. No problems. Just a few days ago I began experiencing muscle aches...

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Numbness and tingling sensation in hands and feet are due to nerve damage that might have occurred due to Diabetes and not due to...

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