Glucotrol (generic name: Glipizide; brand names include: Glytop SR) is an oral medium-to-long acting anti-diabetic drug from the sulfonylurea class. It lowers high blood glucose by increasing the amount of insulin produced by your pancreas and helping the body use insulin efficiently.
Glucotrol is indicated for treating patients with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes) who cannot control blood sugar levels by diet and exercise alone. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines.
Glucotrol has no effect on heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram results, respiration or autonomic function in animal studies, and no pharmacological actions on the cardiovascular respiratory or nervous system have been seen in human studies.