Glynase XL (Glipizide) tablet from USV is an oral medication used to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) patients. It belongs to a class of drugs called sulfonylureas, which work by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar levels.
2.5mg / 5mg / 10mg
How to use Glynase Oral?
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking glyburide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Glyburide comes in different types of tablets which provide different amounts of the medication. Do not switch between different forms or brands of this medication unless directed by your doctor.
Take this medication by mouth with breakfast or the first main meal of the day as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Some patients, especially those taking higher doses, may be directed to take this drug twice a day. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
If you are already taking another anti-diabetic drug (such as chlorpropamide), follow your doctor’s directions carefully for stopping the old drug and starting glyburide.
If you are also taking colesevelam, take glyburide at least 4 hours before colesevelam.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (your blood sugar levels are too high or too low).
Nausea, heartburn, stomach fullness, and weight gain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: signs of infection (such as persistent sore throat, fever), easy bleeding/bruising, stomach pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, unusual tiredness/weakness, unusual/sudden weight gain, mental/mood changes, swelling of the hands or feet, seizures.