A patient with type 2 diabetes has been prescribed glipizide, a sulfonylurea. Which common side effect should the nurse include in the discharge instructions?


•Sulfonylureas, commonly causes weight gain in patients.

•Sulfonylureas stimulate insulin secretion from the pancreastic beta cells and increase insulin sensitivity.

•Other side effects include hypoglycemia, GI upset, diarrhea, rash, dizziness, nervousness, and tremors.

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