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Glucotrol is a medication consists in a class of drugs called sulfonylureas.

Glucotrol is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Glucotrol may be used along with diet, exercise and insulin therapy.

Glucotrol is also known as Glipizide, Glytop SR.

Glucotrol works by controlling blood sugar levels in your organism.

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The influence of several K+ channel-acting drugs on antinociception induced by the adenosine A1 receptor agonist (-)-N6-(2-phenylisopropyl)-adenosine (R-PIA) was evaluated with a tail flick test in mice. The subcutaneous administration of R-PIA (0.5-8 mg/kg) induced a dose-dependent antinociceptive effect. The ATP-sensitive K+ (KATP) channel blocker gliquidone (2-8 micrograms/mouse, i.c.v.) produced a dose-dependent displacement to the right of the R-PIA dose-response line, whereas the KATP channel opener cromakalim (32 micrograms/mouse, i.c.v.) shifted it to the left. Several KATP channel blockers dose-dependently antagonized the antinociceptive effect of R-PIA, the order of potency being gliquidone > glipizide > glibenclamide (i.e., the same order of potency shown by these drugs in blocking KATP channels in neurons). In contrast, the K+ channel blockers 4-aminopyridine and tetraethylammonium did not antagonize the effect of R-PIA. These data suggest that antinociception produced by adenosine A1 receptor agonists is mediated by the opening of ATP-sensitive K+ channels. The present results, together with those of previous studies, further support a role for K+ channel opening in the antinociceptive effect of agonists of receptors coupled to Gi/Go proteins.

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The objectives of this study were to investigate the antihyperglycemic effect of Cephalotaxus sinensis leaves and to identify the active components. The antihyperglycemic effect of various fractions (FA, FB, FC, FD) of the 80% ethanol extract of the leaves was evaluated in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Among the tested fractions, FC was the most active. FC (0.48 g/kg) given orally for 10 d reduced significantly (p<0.001) the blood glucose of STZ-induced diabetic rats. The food and water intakes of FC (0.48 g/kg)-treated diabetic rats were reduced significantly (p<0.001) when compared to the 0.5% carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)-treated diabetic rats. The activity-guided fractionation of the ethanol extract of C. sinensis leaves furnished three flavonoid compounds, apigenin-5-O-[alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->4)-6-O-beta-D-acetylglucopyranoside] (1), apigenin (2), and apigenin-5-O-[alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->4)-6-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside] (3). The elevation of GLUT-4 protein level in membrane preparations from mice adipocytes was detected by Western blot analysis after adipocytes were pre-incubated with FC (0.1, 1, 10 mg/ml), apigenin (0.1, 2 mg/ml) and apigenin-5-O-[alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->4)-6-O-beta-D-acetylglucopyranoside] (0.1, 2 mg/ml), respectively. Phytochemical investigation and HPLC-DAD analysis of FC indicated that the flavonoids were the major constituents in this fraction. These results suggest that the fraction from C. sinensis leaves is a promising drug for the treatment of diabetes, and that the flavonoids from this plant are the active constituents.

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Glucose modulates substantia nigra (SN) dopamine (DA) neuronal activity and GABA axon terminal transmitter release by actions on an ATP-sensitive potassium channel (K(ATP)). Here, the effect of altering SN glucose levels on striatal DA release was assessed by placing microdialysis probes into both the SN and striatum of male Sprague-Dawley rats. Reverse dialysis of 20 mM glucose through the SN probes transiently decreased striatal DA efflux by 32% with a return to baseline after 45 min despite constant glucose levels. During 50 mM glucose infusion, striatal DA efflux increased transiently by 50% and returned to baseline after 60 min. Infusion of 100 mM glucose produced a transient 25% decrease in striatal DA efflux followed by a sustained 50% increase above baseline. Efflux increased by a further 30% when the GABA(A) antagonist bicuculline (50 microM) was added to the 100 mM glucose infusate. At basal glucose levels, nigral bicuculline alone raised striatal DA efflux by 31% suggesting a tonic GABA inhibitory input to the DA neurons. The sulfonylurea glipizide (50 microM) produced a transient 25% increase in striatal DA release that became sustained when bicuculline was added. Thus, striatal DA release is affected by changing SN glucose levels. This response may well reflect the known effect of glucose on K(ATP) channel activity on both SN DA neurons and GABA axon terminals in the substantia nigra. These interactions could provide a mechanism whereby glucose modulates motor activity involved in food intake.

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A proposed mechanism of action of hypoglycemic sulfonylureas is the prevention of transglutaminase-mediated endocytosis of insulin receptors. When activated by high levels of intracellular calcium, transglutaminase (TG) catalyzes the cross-linking of intracellular proteins to membrane proteins and modifies membrane structure and function. This study examined the effects of the sulfonylurea glipizide on TG activity in an erythrocyte model by assessing various membrane ATPase activities and high molecular weight protein polymer formation using sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. To activate TG, red blood cells were exposed to 1 mM intracellular Ca2+ using 10(-5) M Ca2(+)-ionophore A23187. In Ca2(+)-stressed cells, calmodulin stimulation (0.1 micrograms/ml) of (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase was decreased to 21.2% of control activity. Increasing concentrations of calmodulin (0.1-3.0 micrograms/ml) could not overcome the inhibitory effects of TG on the (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase in Ca2(+)-stressed cells with or without glipizide. An increased Ca2+ sensitivity of calmodulin-independent (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase due to Ca2+ stress was seen in all Ca2(+)-stressed cells even in the presence of 1 mM glipizide. Structural changes were observed in the form of high molecular weight polymer formation. Cells exposed to high Ca2+ and glipizide (3 x 10(-5)-10(-3) M) showed no improvement in ATPase activity or protection from protein cross-linking compared with cells without the drug. We conclude that in this model glipizide fails to inhibit TG induced protein cross-linking and does not prevent the decrease in (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase activation in Ca2(+)-stressed red blood cells. This finding considerably weakens the proposal that sulfonylureas act by inhibiting TG activity.

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Floating microspheres have been utilized to obtain prolonged and uniform release of drug in the stomach for development of once-daily formulations. A controlled-release system designed to increase residence time in the stomach without contact with the mucosa was achieved through the preparation of floating microspheres by the emulsion solvent diffusion technique, using (i) calcium silicate (CS) as porous carrier; (ii) glipizide, an oral hypoglycemic agent; and (iii) Eudragit(®) S as polymer. The effects of various formulations and process variables on the internal and external particle morphology, micromeritic properties, in vitro floating behavior, drug loading, and in vitro drug release were studied. The microspheres were found to be regular in shape and highly porous. The prepared microspheres exhibited prolonged drug release (~8 h) and remained buoyant for >10 h. The mean particle size increased and the drug release rate decreased at higher polymer concentrations. No significant effect of the stirring rate during preparation on drug release was observed. In vitro studies demonstrated diffusion-controlled drug release from the microspheres. Microsphere formulation CS4, containing 200 mg calcium silicate, showed the best floating ability (88% buoyancy) in simulated gastric fluid. The release pattern of glipizide in simulated gastric fluid from all floating microspheres followed the Higuchi matrix model and the Peppas-Korsmeyer model.

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Of the 57 patients (37 men, 20 women) enrolled in the study, 41 completed it. All were Han Chinese of Taiwanese origin, and had the following characteristics: age range, 33 to 69 years; mean (SE) height, 161.99 (9.42) cm; and mean (SE) body mass index, 25.21 (3.43) kg/m2. An intent-to-treat analysis found that the mean (SE) changes from baseline in FPG (-30.00 [10.67] vs -25.96 [11.15] mg/dL) and in HbA(1c) (-0.08% [0.24%] vs +0.14% [0.22%]) during the 12-week period of the study were not significantly different between the 2 formulations. For patients in the per-protocol analysis, mean (SE) changes from baseline in FPG (-30.00 [10.67] vs -16.52 [7.79] mg/dL) and HbA(1c) (-0.08% [0.24%] vs +0.11% [0.25%]) were also not significantly different. The most frequently reported AEs were urinary abnormality (22.2%) and tachycardia (6.7%) for the GSR group and GIR group, respectively. No serious drug-related AEs were observed in either group.

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Glipizide is a new hypoglycaemic sulphonylurea. In this work we have studied experimentally the hypoglycaemic activity of this drug, its insulin secretory effect and its action on the development of the islets of Langerhans. Studies in the dog: In the normal conscious dog the hypoglycaemic effect of the drug was studied when increasing doses (0,03 mg/kg, 0,05 mg/kg, 0,07 mg/kg and 0,09 mg/kg) were injected intravenously. The hypoglycaemic effect of the drug occurred rapidly, reaching a maximum in about 30 minutes. The relative potency of glipizide was determined in comparison with tolbutamide. Under our experimental conditions, glipizide proved to be on average 99 times more active than tolbutamide when the doses were evaruated by weight; when the doses were expressed in moles it was 163 times more active. Plasma insulin levels manifested an increase at the first minute. This rose rapidly to a maximum at 5 to 15 minutes after the injection. Following this, insulinemia decreased and the values recorded at 60 minutes were about the same as the starting values. There is a linear relation between the logarithm of the dose and the area under the insulin curve measured for the first sixty minutes. After oral administration to the normal dog, glipizide (081 mg/kg and 1mg/kg) provoked a hypoglycemia manifested after a 30 to 60 minutes latent period. With the dose of 1 mg/kg the maximal effect on blood glucose level was reached between 1,30 and 3 hours, depending on the animal. Plasma insulin levels also increased after a latent period which varied from one animal to another. The dogs presenting the earliest increase in insulinemia were those in which glycemia drops most rapidly. Comparison with other sulfonamides (glibenclamide, glisoxepide and tolbutamide) showed that the hypoglycemic action of glipzide was very similar to that of glisoxepide and that it occurred much earlier than with glibenclamide. The insulin secretory effect of glipizide also occurred much earlier than that of glibenclamide, manifesting itself as early as that of glisoxepide and tolbutamide. Studies on the isolated rat pancreas: On the isolated rat pancreas perfused with Krebs-Ringer solution containing glucose (1,5 g/l), glipizide (10 mug/I) considerably increased the amount of secreted insulin. The stimulation of insulin secretion occurred rapidly and persisted powerfully during the entire duration of the infusion. It faded out progressively after stopping the infusion and the secretion remained higher than the control secretion during the following 45 minutes of the experiment. A concentration as low as 0,5 mug/I provoked a distinct increase of insulin secretion. Studies on the development of the islets of langerhans in the mouse: The prolonged administration of glipizide (100 mg/kg daily for 35 days) increased the "insular index", which is directly proportional to the islet weight, by 27%. Therefore this product possesses betacytotrophic activity...

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Metformin is an antihyperglycemic agent with a mean bioavailability of 50-60%. It is eliminated primarily by renal filtration and secretion and has a half-life of approximately 6 hours in patients with type II diabetes. Although the half-life of metformin is prolonged in patients with renal impairment, no specific dosage adjustments have been recommended. This agent has no effect in the absence of insulin. Metformin is as effective as the sulfonylureas in treating patients with type II diabetes and has a more prominent postprandial effect than the sulfonylureas or insulin. When combined with a sulfonylurea, metformin has been shown to exert antihyperglycemic effects in addition to the sulfonylurea with which it is combined. Metformin decreases absorption of vitamin B12 and folic acid, although reported cases of megaloblastic anemia are rare. Cimetidine decreases the elimination of metformin; therefore, the manufacturer reccommends a reduced metformin dosage when these agents are combined. The most frequently reported adverse effects of metformin are gastrointestinal in nature (diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and metallic taste, in decreasing order). Metformin has been used in Canada, Great Britain, and the rest of Europe for more than 30 years and was approved for use in the US in December 1994.

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K+ outward currents (I[K]) expressed by guinea-pig antral smooth muscle cells were studied using the whole-cell voltage-clamp technique. In about 88% of cells depolarization steps applied from Vh = -70 mV activated a fast transient component (I[K(to)]) with voltage-dependent characteristics, and a noninactivating component with slow activation kinetics (I[K(sl)]). Both components were carried by K+ ions. Apamin (10 nM to 1 microM) selectively depressed I(K[to]) in a concentration-dependent manner. I(K(sl)) was blocked by 1 mM tetraethylammonium or 0.1 microM charybdotoxin. 10 mM tetraethylammonium abolished both components of I(K). Nicardipine (1 microM) did not affect the voltage- and time-dependent characteristics of the net I(K), but reduced the current density of I(K[sl]) from 22.36+/-1.38 microA/cm2 to 13.06+/-0.92 microA/cm2 at +40 mV. In about 12% of the cells depolarization-evoked I(K) could be separated as two pharmacologically distinguishable components: a glipizide-sensitive current (forming about 70% of the net I[K]) and a charybdotoxin-sensitive current (30% of the net I[K]). Nicardipine (1 microM) affected neither the amplitude nor the time-course of I(K) of this cell population. The depletion of intracellular Ca2+ stores by thapsigargin (1 microM) or ryanodine (1 microM) led to a 50-200% increase of I(K[sl]) in the majority of cells and to an about 30% increase of the net I(K) in 12% of cells. The data obtained suggest the existence of at least two populations of cells in guinea-pig antral smooth muscle. Twelve percent of cells seem to be responsible for the generation of slow wave potentials, while 88% of cells most probably respond passively to the electrotonically spread depolarization.

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Thirty seven patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus taking insulin for at least 1 year prior to study and treated with > or = 40 U of insulin per day were recruited for a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Patients were treated with 3 months of insulin + placebo (I + P) and 3 months of insulin + glipizide (I + G), with an intermediate 1 month washout period using insulin therapy alone. Adjustments were made initially to the maximum dose of glipizide (40 mg/day), followed by insulin dose adjustments. Twenty-nine of the 37 patients demonstrated a significant C-peptide response to Ensure and were selected for analysis.

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To examine comparative efficacies of adjunctive therapy with insulin in subjects with type 2 diabetes manifesting lapse of glycemic control while receiving various individual sulfonylurea drugs.

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The effects of first generation sulphonylurea compounds carbutamide, gliclazide and tolbutamide as well as second generation compounds glibenclamide and glipizide on the cardiovascular system were investigated in dogs. Six dogs received each compound intravenously at cumulative dose levels of 74, 296, 1184 mumol/kg of carbutamide and tolbutamide, 0.4, 2.0, 10.0 mumol/kg of glibenclamide and glipizide, and 16, 48 and 144 mumol/kg of gliclazide. Mean arterial blood pressure, myocardial contractile force, cardiac output and heart rate were measured. The rate of change of myocardial contractile force development (positive dF/dt), as well as of myocardial relaxation (negative dF/dt) were measured. The first generation sulphonylureas were found, in dogs, to exert a positive inotropic effect in contrast to second generation compounds. The clinical importance of our findings may be in the potential for the malfunction of the cardiovascular system (based on cardiopathy, neuropathy, atherosclerosis, and obesity), developing in diabetes, to be further impaired by the first generation sulphonylureas. Therefore, second generation sulphonylureas should be preferred in the therapy of type 2 diabetics, if satisfactory metabolic control cannot be achieved by dietary management alone and sulphonylurea treatment becomes necessary.

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A number of sulphonamide-derived oral antidiabetics (chlorpropamide, glibenclamide, glipizide, gliquidone, glymidine, tolazamide and tolbutamide) and diuretics (bemetizide, bendroflumethiazide, benzylhydrochlorothiazide, bumetanide, butizide, chloratalidone, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, hydroflumethiazide, indapamide, piretanide, polythiazide, trichlormethiazide and xipamide) were investigated for phototoxicity in a cell culture model. Cell death dependent on ultraviolet A fluence and test substance concentration was observed in the presence of the oral antidiabetics glibenclamide and gliquidone, as well as the diuretics bemetizide, bendroflumethiazide, benzyl-hydrochlorothiazide, bumetanide, butizide, hydrochlorothiazide, hydroflumethiazide, piretanide, polythiazide and trichlormethiazide. Bendroflumethiazide was phototoxic at 5x10(-5) M and higher concentrations, bemetizide, benzylhydrochlorothiazide, bumetanide and hydroflumethiazide were phototoxic at 2.5x10(-4) M and higher concentrations, and the oral antidiabetics glibenclamide and gliquidone as well as the diuretics butizide, hydrochlorothiazide, piretanide, polythiazide and trichlormethiazide were phototoxic at 5(-4) M and higher concentrations. Electron microscopic investigations showed swelling of mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum as well as aggregation of euchromatin when the cells were irradiated in the presence of photosensitizers.

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We identified 255 persons with a first episode of serious hypoglycemia during 20,715 person-years of sulfonylurea use. The crude rate (per 1000 person-years) of serious hypoglycemia was highest in glyburide users, 16.6 (95% confidence interval [CI], 13.2 to 19.9 and lowest among users of tolbutamide, 3.5 (95% CI, 1.2 to 5.9). Users of tolbutamide, tolazamide, and glipizide had lower risks of serious hypoglycemia than users of chlorpropamide, whereas the risk of serious hypoglycemia among glyburide users did not differ from that of chlorpropamide users. Among second generation sulfonylureas, the adjusted relative risk of severe hypoglycemia among glyburide users, compared with glipizide users, was 1.9 (95% CI, 1.2 to 2. glucotrol buy 9). An increased risk of serious hypoglycemia associated with use of glyburide compared with glipizide occurred in all strata, including those defined by gender, race, nursing home residence, dose, and duration of use.

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The root bark of Aralia is a rich source of bioactive components that may improve glycemic control and lipid status. In this study, 148 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were assigned randomly to receive either glipizide alone or glipizide plus Aralia root bark glucotrol buy extract (ARBE) for 8 weeks to test the effects of ARBE plus glipizide therapy on glycemic control and lipid profiles in these patients.

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In a single-dose, four-period, four-treatment, Latin-square crossover study, the bioavailability of immediate-release glipizide 5mg (Glynase) [GL], extended-release glipizide 5mg ( Prevacid Drug Interactions Glynase) XL [GLXL], Glucotrol XL [GTXL], and the new formulation developed in our laboratory [GLPF]) was compared. Plasma glipizide levels of the four formulations were determined at different time intervals, and pharmacokinetic parameters were analysed using a two-compartment body model.

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A simple, rapid and sensitive liquid chromatography/positive ion electro-spray tandem mass spectrometry method (LC-MS/MS) was developed and validated for the quantification of fexofenadine with 100 microL human plasma employing glipizide as internal standard (IS). Protein precipitation was used in the sample preparation procedure. Chromatographic Allegra M Dosage separation was achieved on a reversed-phase C(18 )column (5 microm, 100 x 2.1 mm) with methanol : buffer (containing 10 mmol/L ammonium acetate and 0.1% formic acid; 70 : 30, v/v) as mobile phase. The total chromatographic runtime was approximately 3.0 min with retention time for fexofenadine and IS at approximately 1.9 and 2.1 min, respectively. Detection of fexofenadine and IS was achieved by LC-MS/MS in positive ion mode using 502.1 --> 466.2 and 446.0 --> 321.1 transitions, respectively. The method was proved to be accurate and precise at linearity range of 1-600 ng/mL with a correlation coefficient (r) of > or =0.9976. The validated method was applied to a pharmacokinetic study in human volunteers following oral administration of 60 or 120 mg fexofenadine formulations, successfully.

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To determine whether glipizide, a sulfonylurea, can prevent diabetes in the diabetic-prone BB rat model, rats were studied from 35 to 240 days of age. Treated animals received oral glipizide (10 or 100 mg/kg/day) from 35 to 200 days of age, and control rats received oral placebo. From 80 to 135 days of age at both drug doses, glipizide decreased the incidence of diabetes, thus delaying disease onset (P < 0.02). At the higher dose of glipizide, a diabetes preventive effect was observed (P < 0.025). There were no significant differences in body weights between the treated and control groups. At 240 days, i.e. 40 days after stopping glipizide and placebo treatments, diabetes incidence remained stable in the two groups; thus the effect of glipizide persisted after discontinuation of the drug. Serum glucose and insulin levels measured at 90 and 200 days did not reveal differences between the glipizide treated and control groups. To determine whether the sulfonylurea affected autoimmune events, the prevalence and severity of islet inflammation were examined. In glipizide-treated BB rats at 240 days, only 44% of rats had islet inflammation compared to 86% in the control group (P < 0.01). At both 90 and 240 days the severity of islet inflammation was decreased in the Zofran Renal Dosing glipizide treatment groups compared with the control groups (P < 0.01). These data indicate that glipizide (a) prevents diabetes in the diabetic-prone BB rat strain, (b) decreases the prevalence and severity of islet inflammation even after drug withdrawal and (c) may dampen autoimmune events leading to diabetes onset.

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G-proteins are important mediators of hormonal inhibition of insulin secretion. To characterize the pertussis toxin-sensitive substrates present in HIT cell membranes, we performed immunoblots with specific antisera and found evidence for the presence of Gi alpha 1, Gi alpha 2, Gi alpha 3, and three forms of Go alpha. We observed that pertussis toxin-sensitive substrates mediate all of the effects of SRIF, and a major portion of the effects of EPI, on insulin secretion from rat islets during static incubations. These results agree with our previously reported studies examining phasic glucose-induced insulin secretion from HIT cells. To ascertain whether inhibition of adenylate cyclase, presumably involving coupling of the catalytic subunit to Gi, may be a common mechanism for both hormones Viagra Generic Review , we studied the effects of 8-bromo-cyclic AMP and found that this agent partially prevented the inhibitory effects of both hormones. We also observed that the inhibitory effects of SRIF and EPI on insulin were nonadditive, that both hormones were additive to nickel chloride during inhibition of insulin release, and that they noncompetitively inhibited glipizide-induced insulin secretion through pertussis toxin-sensitive mechanisms. Together, these results suggest that both hormones exert their effects on insulin secretion at multiple G-protein-regulated sites including adenylate cyclase and sites distal to the glipizide-binding site on the KATP channel.

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This study describes and characterizes a putative sulfonylurea receptor. The radioligand used was [3H]glipizide (9 Ci/mmol). The beta-cell plasma membranes were derived from a transplantable rat insulinoma generated by subcutaneous injection of RINm5F cells and purified by ultracentrifugation on a 15-55% sucrose gradient. Specific binding of [3H]glipizide to purified beta-cell plasma membranes was determined to be maximal at temperatures of 4-23 degrees C, pH 7.3, and an incubation of 2 h. Scatchard analysis indicated a single binding site with Kd = 7 nM and sulfonylurea binding of 0.93 pmol/mg membrane protein. Displacement of [3H]glipizide from the purified beta-cell plasma membranes by various sulfonylureas and their analogues correlated well with their known hypoglycemic and insulin-releasing activities. Various agents, including nutrients, agents affecting Ca2+ flux, gastrointestinal hormones, and pancreatic hormones, had no effect on [3H]glipizide binding to the beta-cell plasma membranes. Putative sulfonylurea receptors on beta-cell and brain cell plasma membranes have been reported by several groups of investigators. Sulfonylurea binding to the beta-cell is hypothesized Aricept 4 Mg to close an ATP-sensitive K+ channel, which leads to depolarization of the membrane and activation of a voltage-dependent Ca2+ channel.

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Sulphonylureas Suprax Generic are widely used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Based on laboratory findings, we determined the clinical significance of potential CYP2C9-mediated drug-drug interactions in hospitalized patients receiving glibenclamide, glimepiride or glipizide, all of which are metabolized by CYP2C9, together with a CYP2C9 inhibitor.

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Rifampin moderately decreased the plasma concentrations and effects of glyburide but had only a slight effect on glipizide. The mechanism underlying the interaction between rifampin and glyburide is probably induction of either Cymbalta Renal Dosing CYP2C9 or P-glycoprotein or both. Induction of CYP2C9 would explain the increased systemic elimination of glipizide. It is probable that the blood glucose--lowering effect of glyburide is reduced during concomitant treatment with rifampin. In some patients, the effects of glipizide may also be reduced by rifampin.

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The objectives of the present study were to determine the localization of K(ATP) channels in normal retina and to evaluate their potential roles in ischemic preconditioning (IPC) in a rat model of ischemia induced by increased intraocular pressure (IOP). Brown Norway rats were subjected to sublethal 3-, lethal 20- and 40-min ischemia and the functional recovery was evaluated using electroretinography. The time interval between ischemic insults ranged from 1 to 72 h. The effects of K(ATP) channel blockade on IPC protection were studied by treatment with 0.01% glipizide. IPC was mimicked by injection of K(ATP) channel openers of 0.01% (-)cromakalim or 0.01% P1060 72 h before 20-min ischemia. Co-expression of K(ATP) channel subunits Kir6.2/SUR1 was observed in the retinal pigment epithelium, inner segments of photoreceptors, outer plexiform and ganglion cell layers and at the border of the inner Inderal With Alcohol nuclear layer. In contrast to a 20- or 40-min ischemia, a 3-min ischemia induced no alteration of the electroretinogram (ERG) and constituted the preconditioning stimulus. An ischemic challenge of 40 min in preconditioned rats induced impairment of retinal function. However, animals preconditioned 24, 48 and 72 h before 20-min ischemia had a significant improvement of the ERG. (-)Cromakalim and P1060 mimicked the effect of IPC. Glipizide significantly suppressed the protective effects of preconditioning. In conclusion, activation of K(ATP) channels plays an important role in the mechanism of preconditioning by enhancing the resistance of the retina against a severe ischemic insult.

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Thirty-three subjects fulfilled the study. Markers of insulin sensitivity - i.e. fasting insulin and HOMA(IR)-index - improved in the glipizide group (P = 0.04 and 0.02 respectively) as well as HDL cholesterol (P = 0.05) compared with placebo group after 6 months. At 18 months, both fasting and 2 h glucose concentrations were significantly lower in the glipizide group compared with the placebo group (P = 0.04 and 0.03 respectively). The prevalence of type 2 diabetes was 29.4% in the placebo group and 5.9% in the glipizide group at 18 months. This equals an 80% relative risk reduction in the active treatment group.

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Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are a new class of oral antidiabetic agents, and have been increasingly and widely used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus (DM). However, information of DPP-4 inhibitors in type 2 DM patients with severe renal impairment (RI) is limited. Our study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of DPP-4 inhibitors as compared to placebos or other hypoglycemic drugs in type 2 DM patients with severe RI.

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Concomitant use of a CYP2C9 inhibitor results in exaggerated pharmacodynamic effects of sulphonylureas and increases the risk of hypoglycaemia in T2DM patients receiving glibenclamide, glimepiride or glipizide.

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This study was designed to compare the efficacy of three insulinotropic agents in the control of postprandial hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes. Fifteen subjects with noninsulin-requiring type 2 diabetes were admitted to the General Clinical Research Center on four separate occasions. During the control study and following 7-10 d on each study medication, daylong glucose profiles were performed to investigate the effects of the assigned medication on postprandial hyperglycemia. During each admission, placebo or study medications were administered before three isocaloric meals as follows: immediate-release glipizide 30 min before breakfast and 30 min before supper, glipizide gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) 30 min before breakfast, or nateglinide 120 mg 10 min before breakfast, before lunch, and before supper. Blood was drawn for analysis of glucose, insulin, and C-peptide at -0.05, 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, and 4 h relative to each test meal. Immediate-release glipizide, nateglinide, or glipizide GITS administration resulted in significantly lower integrated daylong (glucose area under the curve) and peak glucose levels, compared with placebo. There were no significant differences in the daylong integrated glucose levels among the three study medications. The peak postbreakfast glucose level (but not glucose area under the curve) was lower with nateglinide, compared with either immediate-release glipizide or glipizide GITS. Postlunch and postdinner integrated glucose levels were significantly lower with immediate-release glipizide or glipizide GITS, compared with nateglinide. C-peptide levels were significantly higher with immediate-release glipizide, compared with glipizide GITS. Insulin levels did not differ among the three study medications. Once-daily glipizide GITS, twice-daily immediate-release glipizide, or three-times-a-day administration of nateglinide results in equivalent control of postmeal hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes. The decision to prescribe one of these three insulinotropic agents should be based on factors such as the patient's ability to comply with complex dosing regimens, the need to control fasting hyperglycemia, the risk of interprandial hypoglycemia, and pharmacoeconomic considerations, rather than postprandial glucose-lowering efficacy.

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Effect of variable doses of aqueous extract of Ficus bengalensis aerial roots on blood glucose level (BGL) of normal-, sub- and mild-diabetic models have been studied and the results were compared with the reference drug Glipizide and elemental Mg and Ca intake as glycemic elements.

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Eighteen healthy male subjects were divided into three groups according to their genotypes: group I, CYP2C9*1/*1 and CYP2C19 extensive metabolizers (EMs); group II, CYP2C9*1/*1 and CYP2C19 poor metabolizers (PMs); and group III, CYP2C9*1/*3 and CYP2C19 EMs. After a single dose of a 5-mg glipizide tablet, plasma concentrations of glipizide for a 36-h period were determined. Meanwhile, plasma glucose levels and plasma insulin levels were determined from 0 to 4 h after dosing.

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