Medicine Overview of Glucotrol Tablet
Glucotrol 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Glucotrol 5mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Glucotrol 5mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication (sulphonylurea). It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.
In Depth Information on Glucotrol Tablet
Helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoids long-term complications of diabetes.
Take just before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) alongside.
Learn how to identify and manage symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) such as sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, and headache, and teach your family as well.
Avoid drinking alcohol.
Glucotrol Tablet related warnings
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glucotrol 5mg 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.
Glucotrol 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with Glucotrol 5mg Tablet
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Glucotrol 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glucotrol 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels with this medicine, which may take a long time to come back to normal
Glucotrol 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glucotrol 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
You should skip a dose of Glucotrol 5mg Tablet , if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.
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Frequently asked questions about Glucotrol Tablet
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?
Glucotrol, when used with insulin, can help to control high blood sugar levels. Taking them together can help to lower the dose of insulin but there could also be an increased risk of hypoglycemia. Dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted along with regular blood sugar level monitoring.
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.
Q. Does Glucotrol cause weight gain?
Yes, Glucotrol can cause weight gain. It is advisable to closely monitor your diet and do regular exercise while taking this medicine. Avoid skipping your meal as it can cause very low blood sugar levels and you may end up snacking or taking a lot of sugars.
Q. Is Glucotrol a Thiazolidinedione?
No, Glucotrol is not a Thiazolidinedione, it is a sulfonylurea. However, both are antidiabetic medicines but belong to a different group of medicines.
Q. Is Glucotrol useful in the management of gestational diabetes?
Glucotrol is not advised to be used for the management of gestational diabetes. Use of Insulin is advised during pregnancy to control the blood glucose levels.
Q. Can I skip Glucotrol for few days?
No, Glucotrol should not be skipped, as it can make your diabetes worse. If, you miss the dose by mistake, take it as soon as you remember.
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