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Glipizide

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    Oral
    Glipizide
    Melizide 
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Inhibits potassium channels on pancreatic beta cell membranes, resulting in calcium influx and thus insulin release.

Clinical Use

    • Indication
    • Glycaemic control for type II diabetes - second line
    • Adverse Effects
    • Hypoglycaemia
    • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea
    • Thrombocytopaenia / leukopaenia / haemolytic anaemia
    • Weight gain
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