What are the Indications of Glipizide (Glucotrol)?
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
What are the Actions of Glipizide (Glucotrol)?
Stimulates release of insulin from the beta cells in the pancreases and leads to increased sensitivity to insulin
What is the Therapeutic Class of Glipizide (Glucotrol)?
What is the Pharmacologic Class of Glipizide (Glucotrol)?
What are the Nursing Considerations of Glipizide (Glucotrol)?
May cause aplastic anemias, hypoglycemia, photosensitivity, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, diarrhea
Monitor CBC, assess for allergy to sulfonamides
Beta blockers may create signs of hypoglycemia
Instruct patient on how to check blood sugars and
Instruct patient on importance of carrying source of sugar in case of hypoglycemia
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