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How does glipizide (Glucotrol and Glucotrol XL) work?

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Glipizide lowers blood sugar by prompting the pancreas to release more insulin. Your doctor may call this type of drug "sulfonylureas." Side effects of sulfonylureas include:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Upset stomach
  • Skin rash or itching
  • Weight gain

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA. 
PDR.net. American Heart Association.
WebMD Health News: "FDA Restricts Use of Diabetes Drug Avandia."
News release, FDA.

 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 7, 2019

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA. 
PDR.net. American Heart Association.
WebMD Health News: "FDA Restricts Use of Diabetes Drug Avandia."
News release, FDA.

 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 7, 2019

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