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Glucotrol 5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Glucotrol 5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Glucotrol 5 mg Tablet

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MRP
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₹0.55/Tablet
20 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Glucotrol Tablet

Uses of Glucotrol Tablet

Glucotrol 5 mg 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.

Glucotrol Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Glucotrol are Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.

How to use Glucotrol Tablet

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 5 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Glucotrol Tablet works

Glucotrol 5 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. 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

Expert advice for Glucotrol Tablet

  • Glucotrol 5 mg Tablet helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoids long-term complications of diabetes. 
  • Take it shortly 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.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Glucotrol 5 mg Tablet affects you.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxious feeling.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
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Glucotrol Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Glucotrol Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glucotrol 5 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.
Lactation
Glucotrol 5 mg 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 5 mg Tablet
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Glucotrol 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glucotrol 5 mg 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
Liver
Glucotrol 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glucotrol 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Glucotrol Tablet?uses

You should skip a dose of Glucotrol 5 mg 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

Frequently asked questions about Glipizide

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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Taking Glucotrol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Glucotrol with Trimethoprim
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Trimethoprim: Tmp
Glucotrol with Lactase
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lactase: Cry NO
Glucotrol with Esmolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Esmolol: Neotach
Glucotrol with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom, Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Glucotrol with Indapamide
SERIOUS
Glucotrol with Rasagiline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin
Glucotrol with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Losterol, Oxipace, Lopid, Regulipid
Glucotrol with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dapoxetine: Actinex, DA Sutra, Stay Tal, Dapoxy, Dapnex, Duraject, Appynite, Dejac, Xydap, Dapox, Ejalong, Prilyxet
Glucotrol with Hydrochlorothiazide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrochlorothiazide: Hyros, Bpzide, Dizide, Xenia, Aquazide, Hydrazide, Thiazide, Hydride
Glucotrol with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Ketozoe, Ketazol, Tako, Hitoral, Hyporal, Hyphoral
Glucotrol with Clonidine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clonidine: Arkamin, Cloneon, Catapres
Glucotrol with Leflunomide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Leflunomide: Lefsum, Lefunid, Lefumide, Cleft, Lefno, Lefra, Arava, Lefrhum, Rumalef
Glucotrol with Loteprednol etabonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Loteprednol etabonate: Lotesol, Lotechek, Lotepred, Prednol LS, Lotenase
Glucotrol with Beclometasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Beclometasone: Beclate
Glucotrol with Bisoprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bisoprolol: Bisprol, Biselect, Concor, Trubis, Zabesta, Concor COR, Bisoheart, Bisokem, Bisocar
Glucotrol with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Olarc, Citopam, Cetadep, Topdep, Celica, Citalomine, Citalent, Citola, Cytop, Madam, Citalin
Glucotrol with Pindolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pindolol: Visken
Glucotrol with Collagen Peptide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Collagen Peptide: Nudiglue-C
Glucotrol with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Glucotrol with Betaxolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betaxolol: Glucoptic
Glucotrol with Clobetasol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobetasol: Clobex
Glucotrol with Pancreatin
SERIOUS
Glucotrol with Labetalol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Labetalol: Hyptol, Evabet, Labetamac, Pregnasafe, Tiplab, Labecor, Alpha Dip
Glucotrol with Vilazodone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Vilazodone: Vilano, Vilamid, Vilazine, Valz, Zovane, Vilaxel, Neuvilaz
Glucotrol with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Chlornol, Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione
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