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Are glimepiride & glipizide the same drug?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
No different Drugs: These are two different drugs both used for treatment of Type2 Diabetes
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No, but same class: Both are 2nd generation sulfonylurea drugs for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. According to a review by the Utah gov't, they conclude: "Overall ranges of HbA1c reduction seen w/glimepiride, glipizide & glyburide treatment in current literature are similar & choice of antidiabetes therapy should be based on individual patient characteristics, including: efficacy, cost, (see below)
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Provided original answer
"... potential adverse effects, comorbidities, risk of hypoglycemia, and patient preference." Here's the review: https://tinyurl.com/y7cp7v58
Jun 11, 2017

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