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Glipizide (Generic) Tablets

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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.

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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.

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Anhydrous Lactose, Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Starch Glycolate.

Recommended Dosage

Use according to your vet's instructions.

Storage Instructions

Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F.


What is Glipizide?

Glipizide is used to treat type II diabetes in cats along with diet, exercise, and insulin therapy if necessary.

What are the benefits of Glipizide?

Normalizes blood sugar levels in cats with type II diabetes. Highly effective when combined with low-carbohydrate diet.

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How does this medication work?

Glipizide is an oral blood-glucose-lowering drug in a class called sulfonylureas. It acts by causing the pancreas to release insulin, which helps to lower blood sugar.

How is this medication given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Allow pet to drink plenty of water. Glipizide should be taken before meals. Follow your veterinarian's instructions. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you.

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    So far so good

    By Ahaz on Jun 1, 2019

    I was worried about trying to control my cat's diabetes with insulin because I would have likely had to vary his dosage and track him carefully but these pills seem to be taking care of him. One in the morning and one at night his fur is almost completely back to normal and he has gained about a pound back in a little over a month. He is back up to his old tricks again too so after next month I will take him back to the vet for a check up just to be sure the dosage is high enough for him.

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