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Glipizide: Oral tablet, extended release

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  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
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Glipizide 5mg ER Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: WPI 844 
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Glipizide 2.5mg ER Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: WPI 900 
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Glipizide 10mg ER Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: WPI 845 
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Glipizide 5mg ER Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: WPI 844 
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Glipizide 5mg ER Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: WPI 844 
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Glipizide 10mg ER Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: WPI 845 
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Glipizide XL 5mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: GXL 5 
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Glipizide XL 10mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: GXL 10 
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Glipizide XL 2.5mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: GXL 2.5 
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Glipizide XL 2.5mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: GLIPIZIDE XL 2.5 
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Glipizide 2.5mg ER Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: WPI 900 
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Glipizide 5mg ER Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: LOGO 872 
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Glipizide 5mg ER Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: WPI 844 
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Glipizide 5mg ER Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO 324 
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Glipizide 10mg ER Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: WPI 845 
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Glipizide 10mg ER Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: LOGO 873 
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Glipizide XL 10mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: GLIPIZIDE XL 10 
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Glipizide XL 5mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: GLIPIZIDE XL 5 
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Glipizide 2.5mg ER Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: LOGO 871 
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Glipizide 10mg ER Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: WPI 845 
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Glipizide 10mg ER Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO 325 
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Glipizide 10mg ER Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: LOGO 873 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Glipizide: Oral tablet, extended release

What is this medicine?

GLIPIZIDE (GLIP i zide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It is combined with diet and exercise. The medicine helps your body to use insulin better.


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Drugs Related by Class to Glipizide: Oral tablet, extended release
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Glipizide: Oral tablet, extended release
Usage by Gender
49.2%
50.8%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.04%
2.36%
26.86%
70.74%
In-Depth Information on This Drug
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Patient Experiences with Glipizide

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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 3.7 / 5
Works as Intended: 3.7 / 5
Tolerable: 3.7 / 5

couldn't take metforman, glipizide worked
I was taking 2, 2.5 er tablets in the morning and my BP went sky high 200 over 110 so we staggered it to 1 at 6am and 1 at 6pm this worked. Sugar runs around 120 to 130 now
Helpful: 0
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
December 14, 2016
From: Bonfield, IL
Age: 65-74
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet, extended release
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Not Sure


Ineffective
Does not work. Causes nausea, bloat, and weight gain. Not practical to wait 30 minutes before eating.
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
April 18, 2016
From: Somewhere, AL
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Disagree


works as intended
Started taking glipizide on 3/21/16. Today, March 22 I am experiencing slight headache and elevated pulse.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
March 23, 2016
From: St. Petersburg, FL
Age: 65-74
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet, extended release
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Watson orange 2.5 does not work
I had been taking a blue 2.5 mg pill for over a year and last RX Express Scripts sent Watson orange pill and it does not work. I stopped taking and my blood sugar has not cha nged from the time I was taking the little orange pill.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
JoHawk
March 12, 2016
From: St Louis, MO
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Causes stomach pain and excessive gas.
This medication cause serious nausea, stomach pain and constant gas. Does not control blood sugar like it should runs 200 or higher.
Helpful: 4
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
December 03, 2015
From: Mocksville, NC
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Works as intended
Has worked well with the Metformin HCL and no notable side effects.
Helpful: 8
Unhelpful: 1
Redbone
March 20, 2014
From: Rochester, NY
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet, extended release
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree