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Are there any risks associated with taking glipizide?

Hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis are common risks associated with type 2 diabetes and the use of glipizide. Since glipizide changes your blood sugar levels, any of these blood sugar conditions can occur. These conditions should be treated with immediate medical attention. Certain pre-existing conditions also can put you at risk while you are taking glipizide. These conditions include glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD), liver and kidney disease, intestinal blockage, a history of heart disease, pituitary or adrenal gland disorders, chronic diarrhea and malnourishment. If you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant or are breast-feeding, you should speak with your doctor before taking this medication.

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