Generic Name - Glipizide
Category - Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes.
Generic for Glucotrol* is used to treat type 2 (noninsulin-dependent) diabetes particularly in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet alone. Glucotrol* (Glipizide) increases the amount of insulin in the blood. Generic for Glucotrol* helps your body to use insulin more efficiently. It works by lowering the blood sugar by stimulating the pancreas to secrete insulin and helping the body use insulin efficiently.
Generic for Glucotrol* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Glucotrol* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Glucotrol* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Heart or blood vessel disorders
Kidney or liver disease
Congestive heart failure
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Glucotrol*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Medicines for fungal or yeast infections
Generic for Glucotrol* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericGlucotrol*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Glucotrol* for type 2 diabetes mellitus is 5 milligrams taken before breakfast. Depending upon blood glucose response, the doctor may increase the initial dose in increments of 2.5 to 5 milligrams.
Generic for Glucotrol* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Glucotrol* side Effects include hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) which can cause symptoms such as anxiety or nervousness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, hunger, pale skin, nausea, fatigue, perspiration, headache, palpitations,breathing difficulties, severe skin reactions or excessive phlegm, fever, chills, sore throat, skin rash and redness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Glucotrol*.
Generic for Glucotrol* and Pregnancy
We understand that it is easier during pregnancy to control your blood sugar by using injections of insulin rather than by taking oral diabetes medicines. Close control of your blood sugar can reduce the chance of your baby gaining too much weight, having birth defects, or having high blood sugar before birth. Hence, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant before using Generic for Glucotrol*.
Generic for Glucotrol* and Breastfeeding
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Glucotrol* passes into human breast milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who are taking this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
Generic for Glucotrol* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Glucotrol* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Glucotrol* and Geriatric
Generic for Glucotrol* should not be started in adults over 80 years of age unless kidney function is not reduced. Not withstanding the age, do talk to your doctor and seek medical opinion.
The above information about Generic for Glucotrol* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.