Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking glipzide.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay only if you know how you react to it because glipizide may cause drowsiness, dizziness and blurred vision. If you are not sure how you would react to it, do not drive or perform any risky action.
Do NOT use glipizide if:
- You are allergic to any ingredient in the glipizide.
- You have very high blood acid level.
- You have type 1 diabetes or you have any certain problems associated with diabetes.
- You are pregnant are within 1 month of the expected delivery date.
Use of glipizide during pregnancy or breast feeding is recommended only if the benefit justifies the risk to the fetus. There is little evidence with regards to the use of glipizide during breast feeding, so consult your doctor or health care professional before taking glipizide.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults is:
Initial dose: 5mg orally once a day, 30 minutes before breakfast.
Maintenance dose: 5 to 10 mg orally once a day.
Maximum daily dose: 20mg.
Patients receiving immediate release may be switched safely to extended release tablets once-a-day at the nearest equivalent total daily dose, or titrate to the appropriate extended release dose starting with 5mg once daily.
A total of 919 drugs (5945 brand and generic names) are known to interact with glipizide. Gatifloxacin is also known to interact with glipizide. Please consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with glipizide.