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Composition for GLIDE

Glipizide(1 mg)

food interaction for GLIDE

alcohol interaction for GLIDE

pregnancy interaction for GLIDE

lactation interaction for GLIDE

It is better to take Glide 1 mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Taking Glipizide with alcohol may reduceblood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Glide 1 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Glide 1 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Glipizide(1 mg)


Glide 1 mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Glide 1 mg tablet increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Nausea, Itchy rash, Abdominal pain, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Blurred vision, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fall in blood sugar level, Sleepiness, Tremor, Vomiting


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Expert advice for GLIDE

  • Do not take glipizide, if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus or have had impaired consciousness due to severe diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or deficiency of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).
  • Do not take glipizide, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do inform your doctor, if you are about to have major surgery or have had a recent injury (trauma) or develop a fever or severe infection.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery, if you have just started taking glipizide as it may cause excessive fall in the blood sugar level leading to the following symptoms: confusion, faintness, sweating, dizziness, drowsiness, headache shakiness (tremor) and visual disturbances.

Frequently asked questions for GLIDE


Q.Can you take glipizide with sulfa allergy?
You can take glipizide if you are not allergic to glipizide or drugs from the same class i.e. sulphonylureas, sulphonamides or to any ingredients of the glipizide table. Glipizide is not contraindicated in patient with sulfa allergy

Q.Can you take glipizide with or without metformin?
You can take glipizide with or without metformin. However, always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Can I take glipizide with insulin?
Yes. However, always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Can I take glipizide with levothyroxine?
When levothyroxine is taken with glipizide, it may compromise the blood sugar controlling effect of glipizide. However, levothyroxine and glipizide can be taken together at a dose and schedule advised by your doctor

Q.Can I take glipizide with paracetamol (Tylenol)?
Glipizide and paracetamol have no known adverse drug interactions and can be taken together. However, always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Can I take glipizide with ibuprofen?
Concomitant administration of glipizide with ibuprofen may cause excessive lowering of the blood sugar level (hypoglycemia).Ibuprofen can be taken with glipizide if indicated provided that you follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and schedule of use of drugs.


Content on this page was last updated on 21 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)