Brand Name(s): GlipiZIDE XL, Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL
Drug Class: Sulfonylureas
Treats: Type 2 Diabetes
Glipizide is a generic medication with brand names such as Glucotrol, GlipiZIDE XL, Glucotrol XL that belongs to the category of medication known as Sulfonylureas. Glipizide is an oral drug that aids in controlling the sugar levels by assisting your pancreas in producing insulin. In conjunction with the exercise and diet, Glipizide treats type 2 diabetes.
Glipizide is an oral drug that is used for controlling the blood sugar levels in the body by helping your pancreas to produce insulin.
Glipizide is usually used together with diet and exercise for treating type 2 Diabetes. It may also be used together with other diabetes medication.
Controlling the high blood sugar helps in preventing the kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems and also loss of limbs. Glipizide belongs to a class of drugs that is known as sulfonylureas.
You should not take Glipizide if you are allergic to it or to any ingredient in it. The dosage of Glipizide is usually based on the patient’s medical condition and his or her response to treatment.