Brand Names: Glucotrol, Glibenese

Glipizide is an oral rapid- and short-acting anti-diabetic drug. It is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes. Glipizide lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin and helping the body use insulin efficiently. This medication is only effective in lowering blood sugar in people whose body still produces some natural insulin.

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Community Rating: 4.1

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Glipizide Reviews

Works for some. Beware of side effects.

Pros: One of the older "standard" (and available generically) diabetes drugs; inexpensive.

Cons: Side effects.

Overall: The Other Half experienced severe leg cramps from this medication when the doctor upped the dose. (I was surprised to find "leg cramps" among the common adverse effects for this drug.) His dose was dialed back and an injectable drug added in to his regimen.

By tmana
Glipizide and Onglyza

Pros: I am on both of these. When my sugar is higher then the range the doc wants it in he has me take a glipizide to bring it down. Onglyza is easier on the Kidneys.

Cons: Glipizide is a short acting Having to take any of it.

Overall: I have been in kidney failure once due to the diabetes, blood pressure, and my Crohn's Disease because I was so dehydrated and yet I was swelled from all the pressure that the diabetes and blood pressure had put on me.

By azmumm

Pros: Brought sugar levels down

Cons: Wasn't good enough for higher levels

Overall: Took it for years and was helping but ended up having to go to insulin

By BreC

Pros: - small tablets (easy to swallow)

Overall: Again as I stated along with my metformin, glipizide and metformin helped me get off my insulin. would highly recommend the two combination that will best fit and help diabetics.

By dagger1234
Glipizide made all the difference

Pros: It made diabetes easily manageable for me. With it I can live more normally .I was first given Metformin. It almost killed me and it made diabetes a living hell for me . Glipizide gave my life back.

Overall: Excellent.

By Gulfgrammy
Glipizide made a difference...

Pros: along with Metformin, Glipizide brought my BG under control

Cons: can cause an increase in appetite

Overall: My first experience with Glipizide did not work very well for me. It increased my appetite so much that I was putting on weight. I didn't want that so I asked my doctor to put me back on Metformin instead. As time went on I was not keeping my blood sugar under control so doctor put me back on Glipizide along with my Metformin. That has worked for me. No unwanted weight gain and my blood sugar is down.

By almostlate