Compare Glyxambi vs. Metaglip

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Glyxambi
(empaglifozin / linagliptin)

Metaglip
(metformin / glipizide)

Lowers blood sugar. Glyxambi (empaglifozin / linagliptin) is a combination drug that lowers the number of pills you have to take, but may be more expensive than the individual components.Coming soon.
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Side effects
GlyxambiMetaglip
  • Urinary tract infection 13%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 7%
  • Common cold 6%
  • Low blood sugar 2%
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How it works
GlyxambiMetaglip
Glyxambi (empaglifozin / linagliptin) contains 2 anti-diabetes medicines. Empagliflozin lowers blood sugar by increasing secretion of blood sugar into your urine, while linagliptin helps your body produce more insulin and less glucagon.Coming soon.
Type of medication
GlyxambiMetaglip
Prescription only
Available as
GlyxambiMetaglip
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
GlyxambiMetaglip
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
GlyxambiMetaglip
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems
  • Alcohol use
  • Age 65 or older
  • Surgery
Detailed Glyxambi (empaglifozin / linagliptin) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Food
    GlyxambiMetaglip
    • Take in the morning by mouth with or without food.
    No food related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    GlyxambiMetaglip
    • Rarely, Glyxambi (empaglifozin / linagliptin) can hurt the kidneys. This is more likely to happen if you already have kidney damage, heart failure, or take certain medicines for blood pressure or anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). Your doctor will check your kidneys by blood tests regularly, and might ask you to change how you take Glyxambi (empaglifozin / linagliptin).
    • May not be good for people who have kidney problems.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Weight
    GlyxambiMetaglip
    • Can cause weight loss.
    No weight related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    GlyxambiMetaglip
    • Lowers A1c levels by 1.0-1.5%.
    • Can cause weight loss.
    • Taken once daily.
    • Can lower the risk of death in those with underlying heart disease.
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    Downsides and risks
    GlyxambiMetaglip
    • May not be good for people who have kidney problems.
    • Not available as a generic, so can be more expensive than other diabetes medications.
    • Can increase likelihood of urinary tract or yeast infections.
    • May cause you to urinate more frequently throughout the day.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    GlyxambiMetaglip
    • Take in the morning by mouth with or without food.
    • Make sure to stay hydrated as Glyxambi (empaglifozin / linagliptin) may cause you to urinate more often.
    • Practice good genital hygiene to reduce likelihood of yeast or urinary tract infections.
    • Check your blood sugar regularly.
    • Let your doctor know of any persistent dizziness, joint pain, cold-like symptoms, repeat yeast infections or urinary infections.
    • Get immediate medical attention if you have unexplained nausea/vomiting.
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