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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
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
Swollen Glands in neck after taking Glipizide and side and stomach pain and pain in my arms. should I stop taking it?
Consult doctor: It is not safe to discontinue your medication without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. There are enough health issues that you should not engage in do-it-yourself care. ...Read more
Glipizide: Glipizide is an oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. The drug works by stimulating the pancreas to release additional Insulin so a partially functioning pancreas is necessary for Glipizide to work. Sometime Glipizide causes too much Insulin to be released by the pancreas which can lead to potentially dangerous low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glipizide: 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 is not monitored closely. ...Read more
Probably yes: Although, no doctor or pharmacist would recommend that you take them, most likely they are just fine. ...Read more