Glipizide is an anti-diabetic drug (sulfonylurea-type) used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar. It is used in patients with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). It works by stimulating the release of your body's natural insulin. Effectively controlling high blood sugar helps prevent heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, blindness, and circulation problems, as well as sexual function problems (impotence).
Glipizide is a synthetic sulfonylurea that is used to treat diabetes mellitus, which is a non-insulin dependent diabetes commonly occurring in adults (and referred to as adult-onset or type II diabetes). Metabolically, glipizide appears to stimulate insulin secretion from beta cells of the pancreatic islet tissue, although the mechanism by which glipizide lowers blood glucose during long-term administration has not been clearly established. Side effects include convulsions and seizures along with fainting or unconsciousness.
Glipizide is an oral glucose-lowering drug in a class of medications for diabetes called sulfonylureas. Glipizide lowers the sugar level in the blood by stimulating the release of by the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone which lowers the blood sugar level. Glipizide increases insulin secretion from the pancreas. This organ produces insulin. Glipizide makes tissues more sensitive to insulin. This means better blood sugar control.
Glipizide is used to treat diabetes (high blood sugar) in patients who require little or no injectable insulin. It is used in conjunction with a special diet and exercise. Some patients may fail to respond initially or gradually lose their responsiveness to glipizide. Other antidiabetic agents such as metformin may be used in conjunction with glipizide to achieve the desired results.