Glipizide 5mg (100 tabs) (Manufacture may vary)
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Glipizide 5mg (100 tabs) (Manufacture may vary)

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Glipizide is used to treat type II diabetes in cats along with diet, exercise, and insulin therapy if necessary.

For: Cats

  • Normalizes blood sugar levels in cats with type II diabetes
  • Highly effective when combined with low-carbohydrate diet
  • Easy administration via oral tablets

  • How it works: Glipizide is an oral blood-glucose-lowering drug in a class called sulfonylureas. It acts by causing the pancreas to release insulin, which helps to lower blood sugar.

    Prescription Required


    Dosage & Administration: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Allow pet to drink plenty of water. Glipizide should be taken before meals. Follow your veterinarian's instructions. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store glipizide at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

  • Glipizide is a prescription medication used to regulate type II diabetes in cats.
  • Glipizide is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for cats.
  • Glipizide is for use in cats only. Do not use this medication in dogs.
  • Glipizide should be given with food.

  • Tip: Glipizide may cause blood sugar levels to be too low. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) may include headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, fast heart beat, sweating, tremor and nausea. Treat hypoglycemia in cats by applying ¼ teaspoon of Karo Syrup to the cat’s gums. Routine blood tests, urinalysis, and kidney function tests may be needed.
    Pet Weight Dosage
    Cats: All weights 2.5mg to 5mg per cat by mouth twice a day with food.
    Dogs: X X
    Horses: X X
    Storage: Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

    What happens if I miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

    What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of glipizide overdose include hunger, nausea, anxiety, weakness, drowsiness, unconsciousness, and coma.

    What are the possible side effects of Glipizide: If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving glipizide and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Other less serious side effects may occur due mostly to blood sugar levels that are too low or too high. Symptoms of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar include shaking; headache; pale, cool skin; and anxiety. Symptoms of hyperglycemia or high blood sugar include increased thirst, hunger and urination. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

    What should I avoid while giving Glipizide to my pet: Follow diet and medication routines closely. Changing any of these things can affect blood sugar levels. Tell your veterinarian that your pet is taking glipizide before undergoing any surgery. Do not take any prescription, over the counter, or herbal cough, cold, allergy, pain, or weight loss medications without first talking to your veterinarian.

    What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Glipizide to my pet: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease, thyroid disease, a serious infection, illness or injury, or if the pet needs surgery. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

    Cautions: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease, thyroid disease, a serious infection, illness or injury, or if your pet needs surgery. Also tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Side effects include vomiting, loss of appetite, and jaundice. Hypoglycemia may occur.