Is NiceRx a Glucotrol coupon provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Glucotrol patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Glucotrol samples.
Glucotrol patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
Can NiceRx help me get Glucotrol cheaper if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company will not pay for your Glucotrol medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.
How much does Glucotrol cost without insurance?
Glucotrol prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Glucotrol oral tablets of 10 mg typically cost $40 for 30 tablets.
How much does Glucotrol cost with insurance?
The copay for Glucotrol will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Glucotrol with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Glucotrol?
Glucotrol is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication distributed by Roerig, Division of Pfizer Inc. Glucotrol helps your pancreas produce insulin, and in doing so helps you control your blood sugar levels. Glucotrol is used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Glucotrol is not recommended for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
What doses of Glucotrol are available?
Glucotrol is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 5 mg.
Take Glucotrol tablets 30 minutes before your first meal of the day. The Glucotrol XL extended-release tablet should be taken with your first meal of the day. Swallow the tablet whole, do not crush, chew, or break it.
Your doctor may prescribe a glucagon emergency injection kit if you have severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and are unable to eat or drink.
Please read the drug information provided with your medication and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Glucotrol active ingredients
Glucotrol contains glipizide as the active ingredient. It is classed as a sulfonylurea. Sulfonylureas tell your pancreas to release insulin, which helps to lower your blood glucose.
Glucotrol side effects
The most common side effects of Glucotrol in clinical trials include:
- Diarrhea, constipation, flatulence
- Dizziness, drowsiness
- Skin rash, redness, or itching
In rare instances, Glucotrol can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Hypoglycemia – symptoms include headache, hunger, sweating, irritability, dizziness, nausea, fast heart rate, and feeling anxious
- Also look out for signs of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) such as increased thirst or urination, blurred vision, headache, and tiredness
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Glucotrol against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Glucotrol to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Glucotrol drug interactions
Glucotrol can interact with other medications. These include:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Azole antifungals – fluconazole, miconazole
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
- Thiazides and other diuretics
- Thyroid drugs
- Calcium channel blockers
- Beta-blockers – may mask the hypoglycemic effects of glipizide
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Glucotrol. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
You should not use Glucotrol if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient glipizide
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Glucotrol
- Have diabetic ketoacidosis
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
Talk to your doctor before using Glucotrol if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Glucotrol
- Have kidney disease or liver disease
- Have chronic diarrhea or a blockage in your intestines
- Have an enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD)
- Have a disorder of your pituitary or adrenal glands
- Have a history of heart disease
- Are malnourished
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Glucotrol is the trademark brand name for glipizide distributed by Roerig, Division of Pfizer Inc. A generic version of glipizide is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Glucotrol savings through NiceRx.
The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.