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Brand Name(s): Glucotrol
CAS nš: 29094-61-9
(glip ih zide)

What is Glipizide?

Glipizide is used to treat type 2 (noninsulin-dependent) diabetes (formerly 'adult-onset'), particularly in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet alone.

Glipizide lowers blood sugar by stimulating the pancreas to secrete insulin and helping the body use insulin efficiently. The pancreas must be capable of producing insulin for this medication to work.

However, glipizide is not used to treat type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes (formerly 'juvenile-onset').

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