Glipizide is used to reduce blood sugar in diabetic cats.
Glipizide is available by prescription only. Glipizide is an extra-label drug used to treat diabetes mellitus in cats. Glipizide is a sulfonylurea. It lowers blood glucose concentrations.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Use glipizide with caution in pets with diabetes in combination with an excess of cortisol or growth hormone. Glipizide should not be used in pets suffering from acidotic conditions, hypoglycemic conditions, infections, or severe burns. Use with caution if your pet is pregnant or nursing. Several drugs may potentially interact with glipizide, including antifungals, beta-blockers, chloramphenicol, cimetidine, corticosteroids, diuretics, MAO Inhibitors, phenothiazines, sulfonamides, thyroid agents, or warfarin. Tell your veterinarian about any and all medication your pet is taking before starting glipizide. Store at room temperature. Store in a closed container, protected from light and moisture.
Give as directed by your veterinarian. Always follow the instructions printed on the prescription label. Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture. Give glipizide with food. Vomitting may occur but usually subsides within a few days.
If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering glipizide, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects
Glipizide can cause hypoglycemia, which can be serious. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any signs of hypoglycemia. Signs of hypoglycemia include seizures, unusual weakness, or unsteadiness.