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Drug Interactions With Glucotrol

More Information on Interactions With Glucotrol

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Glucotrol is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Beta Blockers
Taking Glucotrol with beta blockers can increase your risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). To prevent this, you may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your Glucotrol dose, especially when starting or stopping a beta blocker.
 
Calcium Channel Blockers
If Glucotrol is taken with calcium channel blockers, this can make Glucotrol less effective, increasing your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). You may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your Glucotrol dose, especially when starting or stopping a calcium channel blocker.
 
Certain Decongestants
Combining Glucotrol with certain decongestants can make Glucotrol less effective, possibly increasing your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). You may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your Glucotrol dose, especially when starting or stopping decongestants. Check with your healthcare provider before using an over-the-counter cough or cold product, as many of these medications contain decongestants.
 
Colesevelam
Colesevelam interferes with the absorption of Glucotrol into the body, perhaps making it less effective. To avoid this interaction, be sure to take Glucotrol at least four hours before colesevelam.
 
Corticosteroids
If Glucotrol is combined with a corticosteroid, this can make Glucotrol less effective, potentially increasing your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). You may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your Glucotrol dose, especially when starting or stopping a corticosteroid, depending on your particular situation.
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