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- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Glucotrol* used for?
Generic for Glucotrol* (Glipizide) is an oral medication used to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) patients. It belongs to a class of drugs called sulfonylureas, which work by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar levels. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Glucotrol*?
The dosage of Generic for Glucotrol* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Glucotrol* with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Glucotrol*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Glucotrol* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Glucotrol*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Glucotrol*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Glucotrol*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Glucotrol*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Glucotrol*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Glucotrol* can interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and beta-blockers.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Glucotrol*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Glucotrol* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Glucotrol* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Glucotrol* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Glucotrol* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Glucotrol* can cause side effects such as diarrhea, dizziness, gas, headache, itching, nervousness, and sensitivity to light. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Glucotrol*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Glucotrol*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Glucotrol* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Glucotrol*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Glucotrol*?
How will Generic for Glucotrol* work in my body?
How should Generic for Glucotrol* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Glucotrol* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Glucotrol* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.