Endocrine Question #43


A client is asking the nurse about some of the most common adverse reactions associated with taking glipizide (Glucotrol), Which adverse reaction would the nurse emphasize as one of the most common?


  1. Hypoglycemia
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  2. Aplastic anemia
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  3. Dyspepsia
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  4. Dizziness
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Oral medications for Type 2 diabetes may cause lower blood sugar and the nurse must monitor for signs of hypoglycemic reactions such as sweating, hunger, weakness, tremor, tachycardia, and anxiety. The nurse should also evaluate other medications the client may be taking for drug/drug interactions.

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