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 2 238 128
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 8 3
Diabetes type 1 2 1
Blurry vision 1 15
Doctor recommendation 1 1

Show all 11 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 8
Moderate 2
Mild 16
None 106

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glipizide

Side effect Patients
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 7
Diarrhea 2
Stomach pain 2
Tiredness 2
Weight gain 2
Constant tiredness 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Glipizide

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 10
10 mg daily 9
2.5 mg daily 7
10 mg twice daily 6
5 mg twice daily 5
20 mg daily 5
2.5 mg twice daily 2
40 mg daily 1
100 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Glipizide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 32
Did not seem to work 22
Side effects too severe 14
Other 7
Course of treatment ended 5
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 1
See all 59 patients who've stopped taking Glipizide

Duration

Currently taking Glipizide

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 20
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 7

Stopped taking Glipizide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 16
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 107
Usually 13
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 114
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 60
Not specified 68

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Glipizide after stopping:

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

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Glipizide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Metformin ER) 6
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 4
Insulin NPH-insulin regular (Humulin Mix 70/30) 3
Sitagliptin (Januvia) 3
Insulin Aspart (Novolog) 2

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching to

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6 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

Jul 8, 2015 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Mild (low blood sugar (hypoglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 15, 2014 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg 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
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