Glucotrol XL (glipizide extended release)

Pfizer Inc.

Part of the sulfonylurea class of diabetes drugs, Glucotrol XL is the extended-release version of glipizide. It helps beta cells in the pancreas release more insulin. Because type 2 diabetes medications act in different ways to lower blood glucose levels, providers will often prescribe multiple drugs to a patient. For example, a doctor might prescribe both a biguanide and a sulfonylurea. Several of the more popular combinations of oral drugs can be prescribed together in a single pill. Each medication has its own side effects; read labels carefully to be sure you know what they are.


Features

  • Generic Available

Specs

Generic Name:
Glipizide extended release
Drug Class:
Sulfonylureas
Cost:
Low
Medication Type:
Oral