FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: GLIPIZIDE

User Comments:


For Diabetes, Type 2: “I was put on Glipizide because the tier for victoza changed and it costed $400.00. Since being on Glipizide, my blood sugar would drop after an hour of taking it even when I take it with food. I didn’t like the way I felt and if I had to leave the house, I wouldn’t take it at all. I went back to using the Victoza I had left and I felt much better. I am now out of Victoza, but I refuse to go back to Glipizide. I’ll try diet and exercise to lower my A1c”

Angela Jones (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 25, 2018


For Diabetes, Type 2: “This seems to be a good drug . I take 10mg tablets twice daily along with metformin 1000mg morning and 500 mg evening,I am running 78 and morning bp reading is 150/85 and am satisfied and feel comfortable”

madan l gupta (taken for 10 years or more) February 15, 2018


For Diabetes, Type 2: “I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 1.5 months ago. My A1C was 15.8, Urine Glucose over 500 (test max) and my first home blood glucose test was 577. My doctor had me start with one metformin 500mg ER tablet a day for the first week, then two a day since then. I also was prescribed a 5mg tablet of glipizide a day. My Blood Glucose has been in the 85-150 range the past month. I have modified my diet some. I did experience some diarrhea, though am over it now.”

Clay_Stewart (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 12, 2017


For Diabetes, Type 2: “I just started using glipizide 5 mg 3 weeks ago in combination with metforming 1000mg twice a day. It is a powerful medicine as I noticed my sugar was 300 and 3 hours later it was down to 100. My body was shaking and my stomach was not feeling well. I was told to take medication and eat 30 minutes later and then take metforming after meal. Since my numbers didn’t go much over 150 doctor said we didn’t need to up to the 10mg a day she thought I would need after the 3 weeks. I was avoiding insulin and was prescribed glipizide, I realize I must start doing it without it. Just use one medication or my stomach will suffer. I had a belly ache and later had to go to the toilet. I also have headaches and need more lotion since I am itchier.”

Sugarfighter (taken for less than 1 month) September 15, 2017


For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been on juniva and metformin for years. It has kept my weight and sugar levels between 91-135. For some reason my doctor decided to take me off that medication and put me on glipizide. In one month I had gained 15 pounds and my blood sugars were in the high 100’s low 200’s. After two months she decided to switch me back on to juniva. A bit late I think by blood sugar is now up into the 300′ reds’ and I have packed on another 15 pds. The glipizide ruined my blood sugars and an extra bonus it made me gain weight. DO NOT TAKE GLIPIZIDE FOR A FIRST SECOND OR THIRD CHOICE. TRY EVERYTHING ELSE FIRST!!!! There’s no out of pocket experience but you pay dearly with your health.”

EmmitPenny1 September 10, 2017


For Diabetes, Type 2: “Am a 34 year old male. Diagnosed with Type 2 in April of 2016. Beginning A1C was 8.4. After a horrible start on metformin (gastrointestinal issues), was put on Farxiga 5mg. Using that alone brought me down to a 7.6 in August of 2016. MD upped the Farxiga to 10mg. That only brought me down to a 7.5 in April 2017. MD added Glipizide 2.5mg XL once a day with the Farxiga. Brought my a1c down to a 6.0 in August 2017. The drug combo of these two is working very well for me. The Glipizide has given me that extra kick to get things under control.”

DLE1982 August 23, 2017

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