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Both the bisoprolol and glipizide are reported to infrequently cause diarrhea. If you have been taking both of these drugs for a while, then diarrhea for a few days would be more likely to be related to an acute illness, and the most common would be a viral infection of the gut. But if either of these medicines were recently added to the regimen, that would be suspicious for the diarrhea being a side effect. In addition, if the diarrhea persists, then it also would be appropriate to consider whether these medicines may be contributing to the diarrhea.
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If the diarrhea has been present for less than a week or two, it is much more likely that it is due to an acute illness rather than to medicines that you have been taking for 5-10 years, and the most likely acute illness would be a viral infection. So it would be appropriate to manage this as a viral illness, just as anyone else with diarrhea of short duration.