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What are the side effects of glipizide?

Side effects of glipizide oral diabetes medication include: fever, itching, redness, rash, yellow skin and eyes, sunburn, dark urine, irregular bleeding or bruising, light colored feces and sore throat. In addition, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis are common side effects associated with both type 2 diabetes and the use of glipizide. These conditions should be treated with immediate medical attention. Hypoglycemia usually causes dizziness, irritability, sweating, shakiness, nervousness, sudden mood swings, mouth numbness, headaches, weakness, hunger, pale skin or poor coordination. Severe hypoglycemia can lead to confusion, loss of consciousness and seizures. Hyperglycemia may cause symptoms, such as weakness, frequent urination, extreme thirst, extreme hunger and blurred vision. Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include: nausea, dry mouth, trouble breathing, vomiting, fruity smelling breath and stupor or coma.

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