API Product   :    Glipizide
CEP   :    -
WCC   :    ?
Therapeutic Use    :    Drugs used in diabetes
Drugs used in diabetes
Originator   :    Bristol-Myers Squibb
CAS No.    :    29094-61-9
Trade Name.   :    GLUCOTROL
Molecular Weight   :    445.536 g/mol
Molecular Formula   :    C21H27N5O4S
Glipizide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels by helping your pancreas produce insulin. Glipizide is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Glipizide is not for treating type 1 diabetes
Glipizide, sold under the trade name Glucotrol among others, is an anti-diabetic medication of the sulfonylurea class used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is used together with a diabetic diet. It is not indicated for use by itself in type 1 diabetes. It is taken by mouth. Effects generally begin within half an hour and can last for up to a day. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, low blood sugar, and headache. Other side effects include sleepiness, skin rash, and shakiness. The dose may need to be adjusted in those with liver or kidney disease. Use during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended. It works by stimulating the pancreas to release insulin and increases tissue sensitivity to insulin.