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 2 232 122
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 7 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
7
Moderate
2
Mild
16
None
101

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glipizide

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

Show all 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Glipizide

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 14
10 mg daily 8
10 mg twice daily 7
2.5 mg daily 5
5 mg twice daily 5
20 mg daily 3
100 mg twice daily 2
2.5 mg twice daily 1
10 mg three times daily 1
20 mg twice daily 1

See all 11 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Glipizide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 31
Did not seem to work 20
Side effects too severe 13
Other 7
Course of treatment ended 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 1
See all 54 patients who've stopped taking Glipizide

Duration

Currently taking Glipizide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 22
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Glipizide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 14
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 102
Usually 12
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 108
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 55
Not specified 67

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Glipizide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 23
Glyburide (Glynase PresTab) 5
Glimepiride (Amaryl) 2
Exenatide (Byetta) 1
Insulin Aspart (Novolog) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Glipizide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 6
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 4
Insulin NPH-insulin regular (Humulin Mix 70/30) 3
Insulin Aspart (Novolog) 2
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) 1

Show all 12 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 knees)
  • 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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