Glipizide and Metformin Information
If you have type 2 diabetes, your healthcare provider may recommend a combination product called glipizide and metformin (Metaglip®). The medication is available in three different strengths, and is usually taken by mouth once or twice a day. It helps lower blood sugar levels by causing the pancreas to produce more insulin and by decreasing the amount of sugar produced by the liver. Diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infection, and low blood sugar are some of the common side effects; however, most people tolerate it well.
This medication is not right for everyone, so be sure to review the safety information for glipizide and metformin before beginning treatment. This includes knowing what products could interact with this drug. In addition, let your healthcare provider know if you have congestive heart failure, kidney problems, adrenal insufficiency, or any allergies.
(Click Glipizide and Metformin for more in-depth information on how these tablets work, potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and what else to tell your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.)