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Home >Diabetes>Glipizide SR

Generic Name: Glipizide SR
Similar Brands: Glynase
Manufacturer: Various
Strength: 10 mg
Presentation: Blister-Tablets/Capsules
Availability: In Stock
Average Delivery: 10 Days(s)
Exp Date: Approx. September 2014
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60 $28.00 $0.47 $25.20 $0.42 $28.00 $0.39
90 $39.00 $0.43 $3.00 $35.10 $0.39 $39.00 $0.36
120 $51.00 $0.43 $1.00 $45.90 $0.38 $51.00 $0.35
180 $75.00 $0.42 $1.50 $67.50 $0.38 $75.00 $0.35
240 $98.00 $0.41 $2.00 $88.20 $0.37 $98.00 $0.34
300 $117.00 $0.39 $5.50 $105.30 $0.35 $117.00 $0.33

Drug Uses
Glipizide SR is used for cure and treatment of type 2 diabetes in patients who unable to control blood sugar levels by diet and exercise alone. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines.

 

  How Taken
You are supposed to take Glipizide SR 30 minutes before a meal. Do not take charcoal–containing medicines within 2 hours of Glipizide SR. Take Glipizide SR regularly to receive the most benefit from it. Taking Glipizide SR at the same time each day will help you to remember to take it.

 

 Missed Dose
This is advised to take the Missed Dose as soon as you remember but if it is almost time for the next dose then skip that Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not consume double dose in any case to make up for a missed one.

 

Storage
Store Glipizide away from heat, moisture, and light and store at 68 – 77 °F (20 –25 °C). Keep in a tight, light–resistant container and out of the reach of children . Do not store in the bathroom.

 

More Information
Use Glipizide SR with caution as it may cause dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness. You are not supposed to be taken Glipizide SR with alcohol or certain other medications as condition may worsen in that case. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. , drowsiness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness is only for whom it has been prescribed .Take the dosage as prescribed by your doctor, do not consume more neither less.

Warnings/Precautions
Let your doctor or pharmacist informed before you take the Glucotrol or if you have any kind of medical complications like allergies to medicines allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Glucotrol, if you are debilitated, have a high fever, have a severe infection, have suffered from severe trauma (eg, injury), or will be having surgery, if you have certain hormonal problems (eg, adrenal or pituitary problems), an electrolyte imbalance, acidosis, or high blood pressure, have stomach or bowel problems, severe diarrhea, or are malnourished , if you have liver, kidney, thyroid, or heart problems ,if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Glucotrol during pregnancy. Glucotrol is not recommended for use for at least 1 month before delivery due to the potential for fetal harm. Insulin may be preferred during pregnancy. Discuss all options with your doctor. It is unknown if Glucotrol is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast–feed while taking Glucotrol. Some medicines may interact with Glucotrol. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Do not take Glucotrol if you have certain problems associated with diabetes (eg, diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma), severe burns, severe acidosis, or type 1 diabetes. Avoid alcoholic beverages while using Glucotrol because they can increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Rarely, alcohol can interact with Glucotrol and cause a serious reaction (disulfiram–like reaction) with symptoms such as facial flushing, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or stomach pain. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of alcohol. The tablet shell may be seen in the stool. This is normal. Check blood sugar levels daily according to your doctor's directions. Call your doctor if symptoms of low blood sugar develop (eg, tiredness, nausea, confusion, headache, blurred vision, dizziness, fainting, shaking, agitation, excessive hunger, chills, heavy sweating, rapid heart rate, numbness or tingling of lips, tongue, legs, arms, feet), or if symptoms of high blood sugar occur (eg, excessive thirst or urination, flushing, rapid breathing, fruity breath odor). Proper diet, regular exercise, and blood sugar testing are important for best results. Glucotrol is not a substitute for them. Eat meals on a regular schedule and do not skip meals. Use of similar medicines has been associated with an increased risk of heart problems. If you experience chest pain, irregular heartbeat, swelling in your hands or feet, or unusual or sudden weight gain, contact your doctor immediately. Glucotrol may cause increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun or sunlamps. Use a sunscreen or protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period. Carry an identification card at all times that says you are taking Glucotrol. Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Glucotrol. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug. Do not use Glucotrol in children. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.

 

Disclaimer
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Possible Side Effects
There are some possible side effects which are- Abnormal skin sensations, anxiety, constipation, decreased sensitivity to stimulation, diarrhea, fainting, gas, headache, indigestion, itching, joint pain, leg cramps, loss of appetite, muscle pain, nausea, runny nose, sleeplessness, sweating, upset stomach, vomiting, weakness, weight gain. Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately- allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), chest pain or irregular heartbeat, dark urine, depression, easy bleeding/bruising, fever, mental/mood changes, persistent sore throat, seizures, stomach pain, swelling of the hands or feet, tremor, unusual tiredness or weakness, unusual or sudden weight gain, yellowing eyes or skin.

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