Glipizide Coupon - Glipizide 5mg tablet

Generic Glucotrol

GLIPIZIDE helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. The medicine helps your body to use insulin better. Compare sulfonylureas.
Glipizide Coupon - Glipizide 5mg tablet

Glipizide Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

A test called the HbA1C (A1C) will be monitored. This is a simple blood test. It measures your blood sugar control over the last 2 to 3 months. You will receive this test every 3 to 6 months.

Learn how to check your blood sugar. Learn the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and how to manage them.

Always carry a quick-source of sugar with you in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Examples include hard sugar candy or glucose tablets. Make sure others know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have high blood sugar. You might need to change the dose of your medicine. If you are sick or exercising more than usual, you might need to change the dose of your medicine.

Do not skip meals. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should avoid alcohol. Many nonprescription cough and cold products contain sugar or alcohol. These can affect blood sugar.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common


blurred vision

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings


cold sweats



cool, pale skin


difficulty with moving



fast heartbeat


increased hunger

joint pain

leg cramps

muscle aching or cramping

muscle pain or stiffness




pain in the joints

problems in urination or increase in the amount of urine



slurred speech


swollen joints

unusual tiredness or weakness


Abdominal or stomach pain


bloody or black, tarry stools

body aches or pain

burning, dry, or itching eyes

clay-colored stools




dark urine

decreased vision or other changes in vision


difficult or labored breathing

difficult or painful urination

dryness or soreness of the throat

excessive tearing


fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat

feeling of warmth






loss of appetite

pain in the eye

pounding in the ears


redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest

redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

runny nose

severe stomach pain

shortness of breath

tender, swollen glands in the neck

tightness in the chest

trouble in swallowing

unpleasant breath odor

voice changes

vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds


yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known


back or leg pains

bleeding gums

blood in the urine or stools

chest pain


decreased urine output

fluid-filled skin blisters

general body swelling

general feeling of tiredness or weakness

high fever


increased thirst



light-colored stools

lower back or side pain

muscle twitching


pinpoint red pots on the skin

rapid weight gain

sensitivity to the sun

skin thinness

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth


swelling of the face, ankles, or hands

unusual bleeding or bruising

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common


passing of gas

Less common

Acid or sour stomach


excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

full feeling




stuffy nose

trouble sleeping

unable to sleep


Decreased interest in sexual intercourse

dizziness or lightheadedness

excessive muscle tone

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

flushing or redness of the skin

headache, severe and throbbing

hives or welts

inability to have or keep an erection

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

mood or mental changes

muscle stiffness

muscle tension or tightness

sensation of spinning

skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

unusually warm skin

walking in unusual manner

weight loss

Incidence not known

Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

severe sunburn

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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