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I am unclear as to how to take this medication. My doctor just told me to take in the a.m. I have been told to take it before meals and others say after meals. I am unable to reach my physician at this time. ## In our facility we administer the med at 9am; once we are sure that breakfast is available and is eaten. Every individual has a special case and deoendant on how fragile your diabetes is, the doctor may have more specific concerns on when to take the drug(ie if you are fasting or vomiting etc) Since the doctor stated that the AM is the time frame the doctor may not be concerned about the before or after aspect of the dosing too much. But do folow up with the question. The key to diabetes control is the diet/weight management and prescribed exercise with the medication regimen tak...

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white diamond with a line on one side and pfizer 411 on other side ## The pill in description is noted to be Glucotrol (5 mg); a generic for Glipizide, which is an oral medium-to-long acting anti-diabetic drug from the sulfonylurea class. To view information about this drug, please click on the link below... If you have any other questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to assist you.

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I just want to know some more information about this drug, as my doctor just put me on it. ## Glucotrol is a medium-to-long acting anti-diabetic drug. Glucotrol works by blocking potassium channels in the beta cells of the islets of langerhans. By partially blocking the potassium channels, it will increase the time the cell spends in the calcium release stage of cell signaling leading to an increase in calcium. The increase in calcium will initiate more insulin release from each beta cell.

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