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Glipizide 5mg Tablet Rx

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Glipizide Tablets are useful in lowering blood sugar levels in cats with diabetes.
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Who is Glipizide 5mg Tablet for?

For use in cats.

Why use Glipizide 5mg Tablet?

Glipizide works in cats with diabetes to control blood sugar levels. These easily-administered tablets are especially useful in conjunction with healthy diets.

How does Glipizide 5mg Tablet work?

Glipizide causes insulin to release from the pancreas, which aids in lowering blood sugar levels.


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How is Glipizide 5mg Tablet sold?

Single 5 mg tablet

What are the side effects of Glipizide 5mg Tablet?

The most common side effects include:
  • Hypoglycemia (This occurs in certain cats taking this drug. For this reason, monitoring is important. Hypoglycemia occurs in about 15% of cats taking this medication.)
  • Loss of appetite and/or nausea (Administering with food typically helps with these symptoms)
Loss of appetite is particularly dangerous for diabetic pets. If your cat loses interest in food, notify your veterinarian immediately.

What special precautions are there?

  • Keep out of reach of animals and children.
  • Do not administer to nursing or pregnant cats.
  • Do not administer to cats with known allergies to this or any other sulfa drug.
  • Do not administer to cats with serious trauma, illness, or infection, or cats with thyroid, kidney, or liver disease
  • Do not administer to cats who refuse to eat or are showing signs of severe ketoacidosis, fatigue, drowsiness, vomiting, or anorexia
  • Do not use during diabetic emergencies, including diabetic comas
  • Exercise caution in administering to cats with untreated adrenal or pituitary gland diseases

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency animal hospital.

How can I store Glipizide 5mg Tablet?

Store in a dry and cool environment.

Helpful Tips:

For diabetic cats taking Glipizide, a low-carbohydrate diet, insulin therapy, and/or insulin may be indicated.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.


2.5mg to 5mg per cat by mouth twice a day with food.

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