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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of glucotrol oral.

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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
6/5/2012 2:48:34 PM

Reviewer: ted, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
After being found allergic to Metformin (rash everywhere) for 1 year I took 5mg daily of Glipizide. It works well, but when blood sugars began to climb for no apparent reason, I was changed to 10mg. Now I have occ'l low blood sugar with night sweats, weakness, dizziness OR my morning blood sugar readings are 70 +/- a little too low for confidence that I am doing the right thing. Has anyone ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/10/2012 8:20:14 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Glucotrol has been a very effective treatment along with taking a cinnamon supplement to control my blood sugar levels,which in turn controls my diabetes.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
3/21/2011 8:45:53 AM

Reviewer: knaraya936, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have a high A1C level (about 11) and the goal is to get it below 7 in the next 3 months. About 3 weeks ago, my blood sugar level was higher than 200. I admitted myself into emergency because I was experiencing symptoms that were very similar to Transient Aschemic Attack (TIA) - the precursor to a real stroke. The doctors have prescribed 5mg Glipizide (Glucotrol) in addition to my regular dos ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
8/31/2010 3:12:23 PM

Reviewer: PapaRon, 55-64 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm unable to rate this drug at present, as I'm starting it, 10 mg, 'today'. I am replacing Glimepiride 8 mg with it. And I also take Metformin ER 500 mg twice daily, which I will continue, along with the Glucotrol 10 mg.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/7/2010 8:46:22 PM

Reviewer: annipi, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
started it 20+ yrs.ago, 1 per day. quit ALL medications 5 yrs. ago, did great. hubby got throat cancer, i was caregiver for 2 years, and the stress plus trying to cook for both of us sent my sugars over 500. i lost over 100 lbs., but sugars just soared. recently started glucatrol back, 2 per day and now my feet are swelling terribly. sugars are great, but it's due to diet. i'm 70, hubby ... Show Full Comment

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