Order Generic Glipizide XL (Buy Glipizide)

Brand Name Glipizide XL
Generic Name Glipizide
Category Diabetes
Medication 2.5, 5 and 10 mg

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What is Generic Glipizide XL and what are its uses ?
How does Generic Glipizide XL Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Generic Glipizide XL ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Generic Glipizide XL.
Generic Glipizide XL Warnings and Precautions.
Generic Glipizide XL Side effects.

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What is Generic Glipizide XL and what are its uses ?

Glipizide is in a class of drugs called sulfonylureas. Glipizide is used to help control blood sugar levels.

Glipizide is used to treat type 2 diabetes along with diet, exercise, and insulin therapy, if necessary.

Glipizide increases the amount of insulin in the blood. Glipizide helps your body to use insulin more efficiently.

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How does Generic Glipizide XL Works (Mechanism) ?

Glipizide is an antidiabetic medication, which is used in those patients with adult maturity onset or non-insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM). Glipizide works by lowering blood sugar levels by stimulating the production and release of insulin from the pancreas. Glipizide also promotes the movement of sugar from the blood into the cells in the body, which need it. These two mechanisms in conjunction with a diet low in sugar and fat allows diabetics to control their blood sugar levels more effectively. 

Dosage: How should you take Generic Glipizide XL ?

Take Glipizide tablets orally. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. If you take Glipizide once a day, take it 30 minutes before breakfast. Do not take Glipizide with food. Adults
Glipizide
The usual prescribed dose of Glipizide is 5 milligrams taken before breakfast. Depending upon blood glucose response, your doctor may increase the initial dose of Glipizide in increments of 2.5 to 5 milligrams. The maximum recommended daily dose of Glipizide is 40 milligrams; total daily dosages above 15 milligrams are usually divided into 2 equal doses that are taken before meals.
Glipizide XL
The usual starting dose of Glipizide XL is 5 milligrams each day at breakfast. After 3 months, your doctor may increase the dose of Glipizide XL to 10 milligrams daily. The maximum recommended daily dose of Glipizide XL is 20 milligrams.
Children
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of Glipizide in children. Special care may be needed.

Older Adults
Elderly patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose of Glipizide XL .

Older people or those with liver disease usually start Glipizide therapy with 2.5 milligrams. They can start Glipizide XL treatment with 5 milligrams.

Have you skipped your Glipizide dose?
If you miss a dose of Glipizide, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose of Glipizide, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Glipizide.

If you take too much of Glipizide?
Incase of an overdose with Glipizide seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Glipizide overdose include

  • hunger,
  • nausea,
  • anxiety,
  • cold sweats,
  • weakness,
  • drowsiness,
  • unconsciousness, and
  • coma.
Where should you store Glipizide?
Store Glipizide of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Glipizide at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Throw away any unused amount of Glipizide after the expiry date.

Available strengths of Glipizide
Glipizide
tablets are available in the strengths of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 5 mg XL and 10 mg XL. 

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Generic Glipizide XL.

The following drugs may interact with Glipizide. They may increase or decrease the activity of Glipizide

  • alcohol
  • bosentan
  • cisapride
  • clofibrate
  • diazoxide
  • medicines for fungal or yeast infections (examples: fluconazole, itraconazole, miconazole, voriconazole)
  • metoclopramide
  • rifampin
  • warfarin (a blood thinner)
  • aspirin and aspirin-like drugs
  • beta-blockers, often used for high blood pressure or heart problems (examples include atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol)
  • chromium
  • female hormones, such as estrogens or progestins, birth control pills
  • isoniazid
  • male hormones or anabolic steroids
  • medications for weight loss
  • medicines for allergies, asthma, cold, or cough
  • niacin
  • pentamidine
  • phenytoin
  • quinolone antibiotics (examples: ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin)
  • some herbal dietary supplements
  • steroid medicines such as prednisone or cortisone
  • thyroid hormones
  • water pills (diuretics)

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Glipizide works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Glipizide?

Glipizide should not be used if you suffer from life long inherited blood diseases, which can cause a variety of symptoms, including mental health problems (porphyrias).

Glipizide is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Glipizide will be harmful to an unborn baby. Insulin is usually the drug of choice to control diabetes during pregnancy. Do not take Glipizide without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Glipizide passes into breast milk. Do not take Glipizide without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Glipizide should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Glipizide and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Generic Glipizide XL Warnings and Precautions.

Inform your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Learn how to monitor blood or urine sugar and urine ketones regularly. Check with your prescriber or health care professional if your blood sugar is high, you may need a change of dose of Glipizide.

Do not skip meals. If you are exercising much more than usual you may need extra snacks to avoid side effects caused by low blood sugar. Alcohol can increase possible side effects of Glipizide.

Ask your prescriber or health care professional if you should avoid alcohol. If you have mild symptoms of low blood sugar, eat or drink something containing sugar at once and contact your prescriber or health care professional. It is wise to check your blood sugar to confirm that it is low. It is important to recognize your own symptoms of low blood sugar so that you can treat them quickly. Make sure family members know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you have serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.

Glipizide can increase the sensitivity of your skin to the sun. Keep out of the sun, or wear protective clothing outdoors and use a sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or sun tanning beds or booths.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Glipizide.

Generic Glipizide XL Side effects.

Side effects of Glipizide that should not be reported to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) which can cause symptoms such as anxiety or nervousness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, hunger, pale skin, nausea, fatigue, perspiration, headache, palpitations, numbness of the mouth, tingling in the fingers, tremors, muscle weakness, blurred vision, cold sensations, uncontrolled yawning, irritability, rapid heartbeat, shallow breathing, and loss of consciousness.
  • breathing difficulties, severe skin reactions or excessive phlegm, which may indicate that you are having an allergic reaction to the drug.
  • dark yellow or brown urine, or yellowing of the eyes or skin, indicating that the drug is affecting your liver.
  • fever, chills, sore throat; which means the drug may be affecting your immune system.
  • skin rash, redness, swelling or itching
  • unusual bleeding or bruising; which occurs when the drug is affecting your blood clotting system.

side effects of Glipizide that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Heartburn, stomach discomfort
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • Nausea, vomiting