Compare Metaglip vs. Glucotrol

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Metaglip
(metformin / glipizide)

Glucotrol
(glipizide)

Coming soon.Lowers blood sugar. Glucotrol (Glipizide) is a very effective oral blood sugar-lowering medicine. It can cause low blood sugar, so make sure you know what the symptoms are and always have a source of sugar nearby.
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Have you used Metaglip (metformin / glipizide)?
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Reviews for Glucotrol (glipizide)
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+50% better vs. Metaglip (metformin / glipizide)
32%
+32% better vs. Metaglip (metformin / glipizide)
19%
-19% worse vs. Metaglip (metformin / glipizide)
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Side effects
MetaglipGlucotrol

We haven’t found good data for Metaglip side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Metaglip »
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Nervousness 1%
  • Tremor 4%
  • Passing gas 2%
  • Drowsiness 2%
More Glucotrol side effects »
How it works
MetaglipGlucotrol
Coming soon.Glucotrol (Glipizide) is an anti-diabetic drug. It stimulates your body to make more insulin to lower blood sugar.
Type of medication
MetaglipGlucotrol
Prescription only
Available as
MetaglipGlucotrol
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for
MetaglipGlucotrol
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
MetaglipGlucotrol
Coming soon.
    • Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines
    • Alcohol
    • Intense physical activity
    • History of sulfa allergies
    Detailed Glucotrol (glipizide) risks & warnings »
    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.

    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.

    Alcohol
    MetaglipGlucotrol
    No alcohol related info.
    • Avoid drinking alcohol.
    Food
    MetaglipGlucotrol
    No food related info.
    • Food can cause unpredictable effects of the immediate-release version of Glipizide, so you have to take it at least 30 minutes before a meal.
    • Eat regular, balanced meals to avoid low blood sugar.
    Kidneys and liver
    MetaglipGlucotrol
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • Might be a better choice for people with kidney problems compared to similar drugs because Glipizide isn't processed by the kidneys.
    Weight
    MetaglipGlucotrol
    No weight related info.
    • Can cause mild weight gain (2 to 3 pounds).
    • Can cause weight gain, dizziness, or stomach upset.
    Upsides and benefits
    MetaglipGlucotrol
    Coming soon
    • Oral blood sugar-lowering medicine.
    • Lowers A1c levels by 1-2%. (Hemoglobin A1c measures your average blood sugar over time.)
    • Prevents the harmful effects of high sugar levels on your organs and blood vessels.
    • Might be a better choice for people with kidney problems compared to similar drugs because Glipizide isn't processed by the kidneys.
    • One of the least expensive diabetes medicines.
    Downsides and risks
    MetaglipGlucotrol
    Coming soon
    • Higher risk of low blood sugar episodes than other kinds of oral diabetes medicines.
    • You have to check your blood sugar 2 to 5 times a week (less often once you are on a stable dose).
    • Can cause mild weight gain (2 to 3 pounds).
    • Loses effectiveness over time or as your body stops making insulin.
    • Food can cause unpredictable effects of the immediate-release version of Glipizide, so you have to take it at least 30 minutes before a meal.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    MetaglipGlucotrol
    Coming soon
    • Works best if you take it 30 minutes before a meal, usually your first big meal of the day.
    • Can cause weight gain, dizziness, or stomach upset.
    • Avoid drinking alcohol.
    • Eat regular, balanced meals to avoid low blood sugar.
    • Check your blood sugar regularly.
    Learn more
    More about MetaglipSide effectsFDA package insert
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