What is Glucotrol XL?
Glucotrol XL is a diabetes medication used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). It may also be used with other diabetes medications.
Who can take it?
Adults with type 2 diabetes can take Glucotrol XL with their doctor's approval and supervision.
What dosage can I take and how should I take it?
The recommended starting dose is 5 mg, taken orally.
How often should I take Glucotrol XL?
Once a day.
When should I take it?
30 minutes before breakfast, or the first meal of the day.
What are the possible side effects?
Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, gas, headache, and weight gain.
What should I tell my doctor before taking Glucotrol XL?
Before taking Glucotrol XL, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.
Compiled by Joe Guarneri, dLife contributing writer.
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