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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?

No: Of course, only your obstetrician can answer this question for your particular circumstances...But in general, diabetes (either gestational diabetes or previously acquired diabetes) during pregnancy has better treatment options than metaglip (glipizide and metformin). These treatment options include other oral medications, Insulin therapy, and, in some cases, simple dietary management. ...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

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Cant stay asleep, wake often to feelings of sore muscles in back and sides/ kidneys? Diff mattress no help. Stressed. Can metformin/ glipizide be prob

Cant stay asleep, wake often to feelings of sore muscles in back and sides/ kidneys? Diff mattress no help. Stressed. Can metformin/ glipizide be prob

You can try metformi: Metformin is OK to try. Small doses of Elavil (amitriptyline) or Flexoril at bedtime are also effective for your symptoms. Your doctor can help you with this and adjusting your dose based on how well you sleep. The bigger problem may be stress. It is worth looking into ways to reduce your stress levels. This can help keep you healthy for the future. ...Read more

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Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva advair. ?

Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva  advair. ?

Exercise caution: you are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement, fatty acids in omega fish oil might increase lipids in your system, this is not against any drug but rather for your own safety, please revise all your meds with your doctor on regular basis, good luck ...Read more

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There be possible side effects if takingthe metformin or glipizide?

There be possible side effects if takingthe metformin or glipizide?

Metformin: Possible side-effects include rash, palpitations, muscle aches, cramps, & changes in taste, . ...Read more

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Im on metformin,victoza,glipizide but been having stomach extended and fullness left side pain which one should i stop? or replace with what?

Im on metformin,victoza,glipizide but been having stomach extended and fullness left side pain which one should i stop? or replace with what?

Diabetes Mellitus DM: Both metformin and victoza (liraglutide) can cause the stomach issues. However at your age diabetes is preventable and reversible. Focus on changing your lifestyle and so you can get off all the medications. Glipizide does not cause those symptoms but can make the insulin burn out faster. So the solution is to talk to your doc about weaning off the last medication added working on lifestyle and reversing DM. ...Read more

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Im on victoza (liraglutide) 1.8mg, metformin 1000mg, glipizide 10mg, amlodipine, and other meds for anxiety is this a good combo? been dizzy for a while now

Im on victoza (liraglutide) 1.8mg, metformin 1000mg, glipizide 10mg, amlodipine, and other meds for anxiety is this a good combo? been dizzy for a while now

Good combo?: Sorry NO! It seems you have either a doctor or many doctors who prescribe all of your medicines. If you are not seeing an Endocrinologist you must set that up as soon as possible. I am also concerned by your anxiety, pain, and high cholesterol. Stay with the Endocrinologist but also make an appointment to see a Psychologist regarding your several conditions. Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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Why do people take metformin and glypizide?

Diabetes control.: These two medications control glucose levels in diabetics by complementary mechanisms. Metformin works as an Insulin sensitizer, especially in the liver. Glipizide stimulates the pancreas to secrete more insulin. ...Read more

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Am diabetic am only taking metformin/glypizide what can be the effectt of this?

Am diabetic am only taking metformin/glypizide what can be the effectt of this?

Good sugar control!: This combination medication (metformin/glipizide) is a commonly used treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is usually quite effective for lowering glucose levels. If you take too much, your sugar may drop below normal. You should have normal kidney function documented before starting metformin. ...Read more

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Is metformin and glypizide safe for a woman who is pregnant?

Depends: Some doctors would say yes, but the majority would use only insulin. Metformin has been used for many years in pregnant women without problem, although it is not approved. Glipizide has had limited study. A similar medication has been used in limited numbers without problems, but is also not approved. See what your doc is comfortable with. ...Read more

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Do any herbal supplements have dangerous side effects if taken with glipizide and metphormin?

It depends: Please see the label. All the mechanism of herbal medications are not known but some of them are notorious to cause side effects due to interaction. ...Read more

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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


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Glucophage (Definition)

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