Glucotrol Side Effects
Rare Glucotrol Side Effects
Rare side effects have happened in only a few people taking the drug. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they are caused by the Glucotrol or something else.
Based on studies of Glucotrol XL, some of these rare side effects include but are not limited to:
- Vertigo (a spinning sensation)
- Decreased libido or sex drive (see Glipizide Sexual Side Effects)
- Migraine headaches
- Low sodium in the blood (hyponatremia)
- Reactions with alcohol, causing:
- Stomach upset
- Stomach cramps.
Oral diabetes medications, including Glucotrol, may increase the risk of death due to heart or blood vessel problems when compared to diabetes treatment with diet or insulin. This warning is based on one research study that looked at a medication similar to Glucotrol. However, it is unclear at this time how important this risk may be in people taking Glucotrol.
You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Glucotrol. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.