Glipizide is prescribed for treating type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes the body is resistant to insulin. Insulin is unable to help sugar enter cells, so sugar stays in the blood. There it can harm the blood vessels and, traveling through the body, it can harm the nervous system, heart, kidneys, and other organs. Because they are resistant to insulin, cells are unable to use sugar to make energy. Glipizide helps the pancreas make more insulin so that there is enough to overcome resistance.
Dose–2.5 to 40 mg are taken orally. Doses above 15 mg should be divided and taken twice during the day.
Common side effects
- Low blood sugar
- Weight gain
Cost of glipizide
The price of glipizide for a bottle of 60 tablets, strength 5 mg, ranges from $4 to $12 with coupon. Click here to find a pharmacy near you.
Where to Get a Glipizide Prescription
Glipizide is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can refill your diabetes medications remotely through telemedicine and prescribe you glipizide online.