Glucotrol XL is a prescription medication used to control the blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Glucotrol XL contains glipizide and works by helping the pancreas to produce insulin. Glucotrol XL may be prescribed as part of a diabetes treatment program which also includes diet and exercise.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Glucotrol XL include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Glucotrol XL.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Glucotrol XL?
If you miss a dose of Glucotrol XL, you should take it with your next meal. If you skip a meal, skip the dose as well and wait until your next meal.
What is the strength of Glucotrol XL?
Glucotrol XL and the generic alternative glipizide ER are both available in strengths of 5mg and 10mg.