Glipizide – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

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Glipizide is the generic form of the prescription drug known by the trade names Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL, and GlipiZIDE XL. It is an oral diabetes medicine that helps in the regulation of blood sugar levels. It works by helping the pancreas produce insulin. This drug is used in combination with diet and exercise to enhance blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus only, not type 1 diabetes. Glipizide belongs to a class of medications referred to as sulfonylureas.

Glipizide should not be taken by the following:

  • People who are allergic to glipizide
  • People who have diabetic ketoacidosis
  • People with liver or kidney disease
  • People with chronic diarrhea or a blockage in the intestines
  • People with an enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD)
  • People with a disorder of your pituitary or adrenal glands
  • People with heart disease
  • Malnourished people
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women

Known side effects of glipizide

The common side effects of glipizide include the following:

  • Blisters
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling jittery
  • Gas
  • Hives
  • Rash
  • Red or itchy skin
  • Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body

Some side effects of glipizide can be serious and may need immediate medical attention. These include the following:

  • Dark urine
  • Fever
  • Jaundice or yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Light-colored stools
  • Pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • Sore throat
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding

Body systems that may be harmed by glipizide

The body systems harmed by glipizide include the cardiovascular, dermatologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, metabolic, nervous, musculoskeletal, ocular, and respiratory systems.

Food items or nutrients that may prevent glipizide’s side effects

The following food items can help prevent and treat jaundice, one of the serious side effects of glipizide:

  • Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes
  • Dark green leafy vegetables like broccoli, arugula, romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, and collard greens
  • Whole grains such as oats, wheat, and barley

Treatments, management plans for glipizide’s side effects

The following are natural treatments for some of the side effects of glipizide:

  • Nausea: Nausea can be treated and managed by the following: drinking plenty of water; eating plain foods; sniffing a lemon; eating ginger; drinking herbal teas; breathing in peppermint oil; trying acupressure; taking a rest.
  • Diarrhea: Diarrhea can be treated and managed by drinking plenty of water and eating a bland diet.
  • Fever: Fever can be treated by the following: apple cider vinegar, which brings down a fever rapidly because of its acid content that helps draw heat out of the skin; basil, which can effectively bring down a fever and works as effective as many types of antibiotics; and garlic, which can lower a high fever by promoting sweating and helping remove harmful toxins from the body and speed up recovery.

Where to learn more

Summary

Glipizide is the generic form of the prescription drugs Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL, and GlipiZIDE XL.

Glipizide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps in the regulation of blood sugar level.

Glipizide works by helping the pancreas produce insulin.

Glipizide commonly causes blisters, diarrhea, dizziness, jittery feeling, gas, hives, rash, itchy skin, and uncontrollable shaking of a body part.

Glipizide can cause serious side effects such as dark urine, fever, jaundice, light-colored stools, pain in the upper stomach, sore throat, and unusual bruising or bleeding.

Sources include:

Drugs.com 1

Drugs.com 2

MedlinePlus.gov

Livestrong.com

CureJoy.com

EverydayHealth.com

Top10HomeRemedies.com



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