Can Glucotrol interact with other medications or foods?

Glucotrol (glipizide), a drug prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes, can interact with a number of medications, including:
  • blood thinners (anticoagulants)
  • aspirin and other painkillers, including ibuprofen and naproxen
  • beta-blockers
  • calcium channel blockers
  • diuretics
  • birth control pills, other hormonal contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy
  • insulin or other diabetes drugs
  • cold, asthma or allergy medications
  • medications to treat mental illness, seizures or nausea
  • thyroid medications
  • chloramphenicol and sulfa antibiotics
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • probenecid
  • cimetidine
  • antifungals, such as miconazole or fluconazole (Diflucan)
  • corticosteroids
  • isoniazid
  • nicotinic acid (niacin - B complex vitamin)
If you're considering starting Glucotrol, tell your doctor about any medications (prescription and nonprescription), supplements and herbal remedies you take.

You should also ask your doctor about drinking alcohol while taking Glucotrol. Alcohol may worsen side effects and cause symptoms like headache, nausea, vomiting, flushing (reddening of the face), weakness, confusion, blurred vision, chest pain, difficulty breathing and anxiety.

You do not have to avoid any particular foods while taking Glucotrol.

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