Glucotrol is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Glucotrol is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Glucotrol is also referred to by its drug name, Glipizide.
Glucotrol is a sulfonylurea. Glucotrol is believed to work by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Glucotrol is generally taken 30 minutes before meals. Glucotrol may be prescribed to be taken once daily or more frequently.
Glucotrol comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Glucotrol lists common side effects including hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, gas, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, loss of appetite, itching, and rash.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Glucotrol include jaundice and systemic allergic reactions.