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Glipizide (Definition)

Glipizide is the generic name for the anti diabetic drug glucotrol (glipizide). It is in the drug category of sulfonylureas. These drugs are very effective in treating type 2 diabetes. However, they can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if blood glucose ...Read more


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Is it safe to take metaglip (glipizide and metformin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take metaglip (glipizide and metformin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Category C / L3: This medication is considered a category c drug, meaning animal studies suggest some risk but no human studies to date show adverse effect. L3=lactation studies show little of this drug makes it into bm= .6% so it is considered relatively safe. See:hale t;medication and mothers milk, 16ed, 2012. ...Read more

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My girlfriend takes glipizide twice a day. A clinic just gave her prednisone for arthralgia. Can prednisone be taken with glipizide and metformin?

My girlfriend takes glipizide twice a day. A clinic just gave her prednisone for arthralgia. Can prednisone be taken with glipizide and metformin?

IT CAN BUT: It is going to make her blood sugars rise quite a bit, depending on dose and dursation of treatment. Her sugars should be monitored frequently(before meals and at bedtime at least) and notify doctor if consistently above 250-300. ...Read more

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Taking glipizide XL and metformin bid. Did A1c and nurse said to take glipizide only in a.M. Now. What would that indicate?

Taking glipizide XL and metformin bid. Did A1c and nurse said to take glipizide only in a.M. Now. What would that indicate?

Glipizide: I read this story as the nurse teaching you how you should have been using glipizde all along. This is a once daily medication. I see nothing else here that you should worry or wonder about. ...Read more

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Is there any bad effect or side effect of diabetes medicine glipizide & metformin?

Is there any bad effect or side effect of diabetes medicine glipizide & metformin?

Metformin: metformin most common side effect is stomach upset and loose stools. for this reason many healthcare professionals start at a low dose and gradually increase it to minimize adverse effects. glipizide can also cause nausea, headache, diarrhea; major effect is that it lowers blood sugar (which is why you are taking it) ...Read more

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I started Glipizide today with my Metformin like my doctor said to I have bad pain in my arms, stomach and legs? is that a side affect of the pill?

Glipizide: Stop the glipizide for a few days and see if things get better. If yes let your doctor know. If not, don't take any glipizide and see your doctor ASAP. Don't forget to check your blood sugar . ...Read more

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Allergic to metformin, glipizide 5 mg twice a day seems to not be as effective anymore. Suggestions?

Allergies etc.: If the medication for type 2 diabetes is not working well for you see your doctor ASAP. There are 12 different drugs for diabetes - not including insulin. Your primary care doctor may make changes or refer you to an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can metformin & glipizide mixed together? If yes than what is the possible side effect related to this

Can metformin & glipizide mixed together? 
If yes than what is the possible side effect related to this

Yes.: This is perhaps the most common combination of oral meds for diabetes. The side effects are related to the individual drugs. Gi disturbance with metformin and potentially low blood sugar readings with glipizide. ...Read more

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My father is having uncontrolled type 2 DM. why did the doctor stop glipizide and start him on metformin?

My father is having uncontrolled type 2 DM. why did the doctor stop glipizide and start him on  metformin?

Metformin: This is a very good drug for diabetes. It decreases the amount of sugar the liver makes (thus lower blood sugar) and it makes the Insulin in your system more effective at the muscles (insulin lowers your blood sugar). Unless you have contraindications or severe side effects from the drug, you should be on this if you have type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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I take victoza (liraglutide), (liraglutide) metformin, glipizide but i read that victoza (liraglutide) causes sinus? i have been diagnosed with acute sinusitis is this true fact?

I take victoza (liraglutide), (liraglutide) metformin, glipizide but i read that victoza (liraglutide) causes sinus? i have been diagnosed with acute sinusitis is this true fact?

Sinusitis: The medications you report are not related to sinusitis. For sinusitis you should seek an ear, nose, and throat doctor Regarding your three diabetes medicines do you really need them. Your medicines are type 2 diabetes and over time, with help from your doctor or nurse practitioner, you will no longer have type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more


Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

Glucophage is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more