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What are side effects of Glucotrol?

Possible side effects of Glucotrol (glipizide), a drug prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes, include:
  • diarrhea
  • bloating
  • stomach pain
  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • nervousness
  • a rash, hives, blisters or red or itchy skin
Since Glucotrol is used to reduce blood sugar levels, there is a possibility you could develop hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Signs include hunger, shakiness, weakness, dizziness, light-headedness, nausea, unusual irritability, confusion, sweating and clumsiness.

Call your doctor if any symptoms become bothersome or do not go away.

Some side effects may be serious, including low blood cell counts, low levels of sodium (salt) in body fluids around cells and inflammation of the liver. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor right away:
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • light-colored stools
  • dark urine
  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • unusual bleeding or bruising

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