Glipizide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medication helps your pancreas produce insulin. Glipizide is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Glipizide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Glucotrol belongs to the class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. It is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Glucotrol may also be used with other diabetes medications. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems.