Glipizide is a prescription medication tablet used to in cases of Type II diabetes to help lower blood sugar levels. When combined with a low-carbohydrate diet, it has been known to be highly effective. Veterinarians sometimes use this in the treatment of companion animals. Customers may receive this drug under the name Glucotrol.
Glipizide is used to lower the blood sugar level in diabetics. It does not cure diabetes. It will usually need to be a life-long treatment.
Possible Side Effects
Hypoglycemia (blood sugar dropping too low) may occur on this medication—regular blood-glucose monitoring is essential. Nausea and appetite loss have also been reported; giving this medication with food may be helpful. Alert your veterinarian immediately if your cat becomes disinterested in their food or eating.
Drug & Food Interactions
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications your pet is taking while your pet is receiving glipizide, including vitamins and supplements. The effects may be lessened if used with chloramphenicol, furazolidone, sulfa drugs, NSAIDs and warfarin. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, certain diuretics (“water pills”), and cimetidine may change the effectiveness of Glipizide.
Tell your veterinarian if your cat has kidney or liver disease, thyroid disease, a serious infection, illness or injury, or if the cat needs surgery. Tell your veterinarian if your cat is pregnant or lactating.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.
NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the name Glucotrol.
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