What is Glipizide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Glipizide is an anti-diabetic medicine (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 the body's natural insulin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 250 127
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 8 3
Blurry vision 1 15
Diabetes type 1 1 0
Doctor recommendation 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 9
Moderate 2
Mild 17
None 102

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glipizide

Side effect Patients Percentage
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 8
Diarrhea 2
Stomach pain 2
Tiredness 2
Weight gain 2
Constant tiredness 1

Show all 20 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Glipizide

Dosage Patients Percentage
5 mg daily 8
10 mg twice daily 6
10 mg daily 5
5 mg twice daily 2
2.5 mg daily 1
2.5 mg twice daily 1
7.5 mg daily 1
20 mg daily 1
15 mg twice daily 1
100 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Glipizide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 37
Did not seem to work 21
Side effects too severe 15
Other 7
Course of treatment ended 5
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 1
See all 63 patients who've stopped taking Glipizide

Duration

Currently taking Glipizide

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Glipizide

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 105
Usually 13
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 111
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 60
Not specified 66

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Glipizide after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Metformin (Metformin ER) 24
Glyburide (Glynase PresTab) 5
Glimepiride (Amaryl) 3
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 2
Exenatide (Byetta) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Glipizide and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Metformin (Metformin ER) 8
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 4
Insulin NPH-insulin regular (Humulin Mix 70/30) 3
Sitagliptin (Januvia) 3
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) 1

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching to

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5 patient evaluations for Glipizide

Aug 23, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain in knee(s))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 10, 2014 (Started Feb 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 7, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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