Q: Why is beta-blockers like Propranolol not recommended with Glipizide?
A: Beta-blockers (e.g., Propranolol) blocks the signs and symptoms like sweating, tremors, etc. of excessive fall in blood sugar levels. They may lead to hide signs of low blood sugar.
Q: Can I take this medicine if I have an allergy to sulfa medicines?
A: Glipizide belongs to the Sulfonylurea group, which contains sulfa content; hence, this medicine should not be taken by patients with sulfa allergy.
Q: What should I discuss with the health care provider before taking the medicine?
A: Inform the doctor if you have G6PD deficiency (an inherited condition causing premature destruction of red blood cells) or having sulfa allergy and the relevant medical and surgical history, your past and ongoing medicines, etc.