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Glucotrol Dosage

When starting Glucotrol, dosage guidelines call for 5 mg, taken once daily. It may be lower for elderly people or people with liver problems. If necessary, your healthcare provider may gradually increase the dose, up to a maximum of 40 mg. The Glucotrol dosage your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on how well your diabetes is controlled, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you may be taking.

Glucotrol Dosage: An Introduction

The dosage of Glucotrol® (glipizide) or Glucotrol XL® (glipizide extended release) that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • How well your diabetes is controlled
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your Glucotrol dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Glucotrol Dosage for Type 2 Diabetes

For regular Glucotrol (not extended release), the recommended starting dose is Glucotrol 5 mg, taken once daily before breakfast. For elderly people or people with liver problems, the recommended starting dose is lower (Glucotrol 2.5 mg, taken once daily before breakfast).
 
Your healthcare provider may increase your Glucotrol dose slowly, if necessary, up to a maximum of 40 mg total per day. For people taking more than 15 mg of Glucotrol per day, the dose is typically split up into at least two doses and taken before meals.
 

Glucotrol XL Dosage for Type 2 Diabetes

For Glucotrol XL, the recommended starting dose is Glucotrol XL 5 mg, taken once daily with breakfast. The dose may be increased, if necessary, to control blood sugar (up to 20 mg, taken once daily).
 
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