Glipizide (Glucotrol)

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What is the Generic Name for Glucotrol?

Glipizide

What is the Trade Name for Glipizide?

Glucotrol

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)?

Anti-diabetic

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Glipizide (Glucotrol)?

Sulfonylureas

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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