Glucotrol

Active Ingredient(s): Glipizide
FDA Approved: * May 8, 1984
Pharm Company: * PFIZER
Category: Diabetes

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Glucotrol Overview

Glipizide is an oral rapid- and short-acting anti-diabetic medication from the sulfonylurea class. It is classified as a second-generation sulfonylurea, which means that it undergoes enterohepatic circulation. Second-generation sulfonylureas are both more potent and have shorter half-lives than the first-generation sulfonylureas. Originally available in 1984, it is marketed by Pfizer under the brand name Glucotrol in the USA, where Pfizer sells Glucotrol in doses of 5 and 10 milligrams and G...

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How to take medication, before or after meals

I am unclear as to how to take this medication. My doctor just told me to take in the a.m. I have been told to take it before meals and others say after meals. I am unable to reach my physician at this time. ## In our facility we administer the med at 9am; once we are sure that breakfast is available and is eaten. Every individual has a special case and deoendant on how fragile your diabetes is, the doctor may have more specific concerns on when to take the drug(ie if you are fasting or vomiting etc) Since the doctor stated that the AM is the time frame the doctor may not be concerned about the before or after aspect of the dosing too much. But do folow up with the question. The key to diabetes control is the diet/weight management and prescribed exercise with the medication regimen tak...

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glucotrol er ?

round, white,WPI 845 ## This is NOT Glucotrol. The pill in description is Glipizide ER (10 mg); which is an oral medium-to-long acting anti-diabetic drug from the sulfonylurea class. To view information about this drug, please click on the link below... If you have any other questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to assist you.

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pfizer 411

white diamond with a line on one side and pfizer 411 on other side ## The pill in description is noted to be Glucotrol (5 mg); a generic for Glipizide, which is an oral medium-to-long acting anti-diabetic drug from the sulfonylurea class. To view information about this drug, please click on the link below... If you have any other questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to assist you.

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glucotrol

Just want to know some more about this drug, my doctor just put me on it. ## Glucotrol is a medium-to-long acting anti-diabetic drug. Glucotrol works by blocking potassium channels in the beta cells of the islets of langerhans. By partially blocking the potassium channels, it will increase the time the cell spends in the calcium release stage of cell signaling leading to an increase in calcium. The increase in calcium will initiate more insulin release from each beta cell. To learn more information about this drug, please follow the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back so I can further assist you.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Glipizide
  • Tablet: 10mg, 2.5mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 10mg, 2.5mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Glucotrol: (9 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0049-0170 24 Hr Glucotrol XL 2.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Roerig
  • 0049-0174 24 Hr Glucotrol XL 5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Roerig
  • 0049-0178 24 Hr Glucotrol XL 10 mg Extended Release Tablet by Roerig
  • 0049-1550 24 Hr Glucotrol XL 5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Roerig
  • 0049-1560 24 Hr Glucotrol XL 10 mg Extended Release Tablet by Roerig
  • 0049-1620 24 Hr Glucotrol XL 2.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Roerig
  • 0049-4110 Glucotrol 5 mg Oral Tablet by Roerig
  • 0049-4120 Glucotrol 10 mg Oral Tablet by Roerig
  • 55289-125 Glucotrol 10 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Glipizide or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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