GLUCOTROL  XL- glipizide tablet, extended release 



extended release tablets


It is not known if GLUCOTROL XL is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

Who Should Not Take GLUCOTROL XL?

Do not use GLUCOTROL XL if you:

What should I tell my doctor before taking GLUCOTROL XL?

Before you take GLUCOTROL XL, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

GLUCOTROL XL may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how GLUCOTROL XL works.

Some medicines can affect how well GLUCOTROL XL works or may affect you blood sugar level.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take GLUCOTROL XL?

What should I avoid while taking GLUCOTROL XL?

What are the possible side effects of GLUCOTROL XL?

GLUCOTROL XL can cause serious side effects, including:

If you have signs or symptoms of low blood sugar, eat or drink something with sugar in it right away. If you do not feel better or your blood sugar level does not go up, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest emergency room.

The most common side effects of GLUCOTROL XL include: dizziness, diarrhea, nervousness, tremor, and gas.

These are not all the possible side effects of GLUCOTROL XL. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How to store GLUCOTROL XL?

Keep GLUCOTROL XL and all medicines out of reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of GLUCOTROL XL.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a patient information leaflet. Do not use GLUCOTROL XL for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give GLUCOTROL XL to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

This Patient Information summarizes the most important information about GLUCOTROL XL. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about GLUCOTROL XL that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information about GLUCOTROL XL, you can visit the Pfizer internet site at

What are the ingredients in GLUCOTROL XL?

Active ingredient: glipizide

Inactive ingredients: polyethylene oxide, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, sodium chloride, red ferric oxide, cellulose acetate, polyethylene glycol, Opadry® blue (OY-LS-20921), (2.5 mg tablets) Opadry® white (YS 2 7063), (5 mg and 10 mg tablet) Opacode® Black Ink (S-1-17823).



This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Revised 10/2015

Revised: 8/2017
Document Id: 6a03e980-be02-49eb-ac59-e4512992fdb1
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Version: 18
Effective Time: 20170828