Compare Glyxambi vs. Metaglip

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Glyxambi (empaglifozin / linagliptin)

Prescription only
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.

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  • 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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  • 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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Used for
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
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Side effects
4possible side effects
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Common cold
  • Low blood sugar
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The Metaglip (Metformin / Glipizide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Danger from acid (ketones) build up

    Kidney problems

    ...and 7 more risk factors

  • Low blood pressure

    Taking blood pressure lowering medications

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Bone fractures

    Low blood pressure

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Urinary tract or genital area infections

    History of urinary tract infections

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Pancreas swelling (pancreatitis)

    History of pancreatitis

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Kidney damage

    History of kidney damage

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Low blood sugar

    Taking other diabetic medications

    ...and 4 more risk factors

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