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Does anyone have any bad side effect reports on taking Glucotrol or XL (generic Glipizide)?

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Rajive Goel 8 May 2010

Side effects of glipizide:

Stop taking glipizide and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects from glipizide result mostly from blood sugar levels that are either too high or too low.

Low blood sugar may occur when too much glipizide is taken; when meals are missed or delayed; if you exercise more than usual; during illness, especially with vomiting or diarrhea; if you take other medications; after drinking alcohol; and in other situations.

Hypoglycemia or Low blood sugar has the following symptoms:

* shaking;
* headache;
* cold sweats;
* pale, cool skin;
* anxiety; and
* difficulty concentrating.

Keep hard, sugary candy; chocolate; fruit juice; or glucose tablets on hand to treat episodes of low blood sugar.

Increased blood sugar may occur when not enough glipizide is taken; if you eat significantly more food than usual; if you exercise less than usual; if you take other medications; during fever or other illness; and in other situations.

Hyperglycemia or High blood sugar has the following symptoms:

* increased thirst,
* increased hunger, and
* increased urination.

There may be an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) complications with the use of glipizide when compared to the treatment of diabetes with diet or diet plus insulin.

However please discuss it with your pharmacist/doc., hope this helps?

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