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Official FDA Reports123,288
Social Media Events263
Total Posts817
Avg. Review Score3.85/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Glipizide
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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report


The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.

The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

Glipizide Side Effects

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Alarm Reports % of

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.

User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Glipizide


Lowers BS sufficently, but you NEED to eat a half hour after taking or BS could plummet and Hypoglyemia WILL ensue. Read Warning labels on ALL drugs you take.

Source: Glipizide

View full report on Glipizide related hunger

Did the author experience hunger while taking glipizide?

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Drug Ineffective

not working

Source: Glipizide

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Don't know begining to use. noticing numbness in hands and feet

Source: Glipizide

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Hypoaesthesia, Insomnia, Swelling

Posted By Type2Diabetic in fdb.rxlist.com on October 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Just over a month ago, I developed extreme, excruciating pain in my left shoulder. This pain kept me awake at night. I also started feeling a numbness in my arm and swelling and numbness in my left in...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By dieyoung1 in fdb.rxlist.com on June 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

This drug has not allowed me to get my blood sugar under control. I need to try a new medication.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypoglycaemia

Posted By dayle926 in fdb.rxlist.com on May 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Even wth a reduction from 10 to 5mg, I am still experiencing hypoglycemia within 4 hours of taking the pill, whether I've eaten a large meal or a snack. I feel that I really don't need it if my alc is...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By dayle928 in fdb.rxlist.com on May 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I was taking 10mg and that has been reduced to 5 mg along with 1500mg of metformin daily. I don't think it is necessary because I continue having low blood sugar level unless I eat several times for 4...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersensitivity

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on October 31, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Had great results with blood sugar levels. Unfortunately realized I can't take it due to allergic reaction.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Feeling cold, Hypersensitivity, Urticaria

Posted By Nancy in fdb.rxlist.com on September 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... red...even through my clothes. The screen and antihistamines don't work. The itching and welting gets so bad and nothing soothes it. I have to go in the house, wash with cold water, try not to scr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Snake80w in fdb.rxlist.com on June 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Have been taking this drug for 14 years with great sucess. Have had no side effects.;

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Cobra in fdb.rxlist.com on May 31, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Abdominal pain, Hunger, Nausea, Thirst, Abdominal distension, Death, Fluid retention, Paraesthesia, Somnolence, Swelling, Decreased appetite

Posted By shunbyfda in fdb.rxlist.com on May 1, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... version of Generic Metformin. The side effects caused by Glipizide include high blood sugar spikes, appetite suppression to which I ate one meal a day which in turn caused dizziness and fatigue, sev...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Nausea, Abdominal discomfort, Pain, Loss of consciousness, Palpitations

Posted By ktbug557 in fdb.rxlist.com on April 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Yes, the glipizide brought my blood sugar down, but the side effects made me not want to take it again...headache, stomach pains, nausea, throbbing/racing pulse, when I raised my arms to fix something...

Additional Drug Information

* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.