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Digestive Disorders

Undigested Pills in Stool

08/04/2008

Question:

My husband takes Glipizide XL 10mg for type 2 diabetes. Recently he found a whole undigested pill in his stool. What would cause this to happen? Should we be concerned? This is the first time this happened. Any information will be appreciated.

Answer:

Sometimes your bowels have a fast transit for unknown reasons, but should not be a problem or anything to worry about. If it persists and his sugars are not being well controlled, I would contact your doctor.

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Response by:

Annette  Kyprianou, MD Annette Kyprianou, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University