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What should I know about glipizide extended release before taking it?

Before taking glipizide extended release, you should know some potential risks associated with this medication. Glipizide extended release may cause hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar levels, of which symptoms may include rapid heartbeat, headache, sweating, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, chills, tremors, hunger, and anxiety. The risk for hypoglycemia is increased if you drink alcohol, exercise for a long time, or skip meals. To reduce the risk, always carry a source of fast-acting sugar, such as glucose tablets or gel, candy, or orange juice. Glipizide extended release tablets may also cause side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision. Because of this, you should avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how your body responds to glipizide extended release.

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