Glipizide Micro Pellets MUPS
Glipizide is an oral medium-to-long acting anti-diabetic drug from the sulfonylurea class. It is classified as a second generation sulfonylurea, which means that it undergoes enterohepatic circulation.
The structure on the R2 group is a much larger cyclo or aromatic group compared to the 1st generation sulfonylureas. This leads to a once a day dosing that is much less than the first generation, about 100 fold.
Mechanism of action is produced by blocking potassium channels in the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans. By partially blocking the potassium channels, it will increase the time the cell spends in the calcium release stage of cell signaling leading to an increase in calcium.
The increase in calcium will initiate more insulin release from each beta cell.
Glipizide Micro Pellets - Multiple Unit Particle System (MUPS)
Glipizide Micro Granules - Multiple Unit Particle System (MUPS)