after years of taking glipizide xl, without changing prescription, online pharmacy just changed my medicine to glipizide er - is that a generic form? is there a difference in the medication?
ER or XL means extended release.-
Time release technology, also known as sustained-release (SR), sustained-action (SA), extended-release (ER, XR, or XL), time-release or timed-release, controlled-release (CR), modified release (MR), or continuous-release (CR or Contin), is a mechanism used in pill tablets or capsules to dissolve slowly and release a drug over time. The advantages of sustained-release tablets or capsules are that they can often be taken less frequently than instant-release formulations of the same drug, and that they keep steadier levels of the drug in the bloodstream.
I hope this helps.-
Yes. Glipizide ER and Glipizide XL are both generic versions of the original brand Glucotrol XL.
They are both long acting formulations.
All of the generic glipizide versions currently available have been assigned an "AB" rating by the FDA, meaning they should be equivalent to Glucotrol XL, although there may be differences in the inactive ingredients.
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