Glucotrol belongs to a group of drugs called sulfonylureas and is used for controlling blood sugar levels. It is most commonly prescribed combined with a correct diet, exercise plan and insulin therapy for type 2 diabetes treatment. Remember that any diabetes treatmen regimen that includes Glucotrol considerably increases the risk of a life-threating stage of cardiovascular disease compared to Glucotrol-free regimens. You will need to discuss all the risks and the benefits of such treatment with your healthcare provider.
During the period of Glucotrol dosage adjustment your blood sugar level may go way down to the point of hypoglycemia. The signs of this conditions are such: headache, drowsiness, spells of vertigo, fast heartbeat, increased sweating, dizziness, nausea. When you have just started on Glucotrol treatment, it is recommended to always carry a piece of candy or several glucose tablets in case you have a strong fit of hypoglycemia. Even if you think your daily dose of Glucotrol is not completely right for you, offer your doctor an elaborate description of your current state and ask for advice before making any changes.
It is best to avoid any alcohol when on Glucotrol since it lowers blood sugar levels and thus increases the risk of severe hypoglycemia and generally interfere with the treatment course.