Glipizide is used to lower the blood sugar level
in diabetic cats.
Dose and Administration:
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by
your veterinarian. Glipizide should be given with meals, as directed by your
veterinarian. This medication should be given only to the pet for whom it was
Possible Side Effects:
Some possible side effects may include vomiting,
sudden lowering of the blood sugar, weakness, wobbling, inability to stand,
extreme hunger, shivering, lethargy, shaking, seizures, or coma. If you see
these signs contact your veterinarian immediately. May cause toxic effects in
the liver. Signs would include vomiting, depression, loss of appetite, and
jaundice (yellowing of thegums, skin, or eyes). Contact your veterinarian
immediately if you see these signs. Uncommon side effects include suppression of
the bone marrow. This may lead to anemia, with pale gums, weakness, and
lethargy; bruising or bleeding tendencies; and decreased white blood cell
counts, which may cause the animal to be more at risk of infections. If your pet
experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial
swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock,
seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you notice any of these signs,
contact your veterinarian immediately.
Not for use in animals allergic to glipizide or
sulfa drugs. Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals . Do not use in animals
with untreated diseases of the adrenal or pituitary glands or those with liver,
kidney, or thyroid disease. Glipizide is not effective in
treating cats with complications of diabetes such as diabetic coma, acidosis,
ketosis, or insulin resistance. Contact your veterinarian if you notice an
increase in drinking or urinating.
Always inform your veterinarian of what
medications your pet is currently taking before administering a new medication.
Keep this and all other medications out of
the reach of children and pets.
People who are
allergic to sulfa drugs should wear gloves and use extreme caution when handling
Refrigerate oral suspension. Store other forms at
room temperature in a tight, light resistant, childproof container.