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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Reviews for Glucotrol (Glipizide)
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Side effects
MetaglipGlucotrol

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

FDA side effect reports for Metaglip »
  • Passing gas 2%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Nervousness 1%
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
Coming soon.
Anti-diabetic
Sulfonylurea
Prescription only
Available as
MetaglipGlucotrol
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for (click to learn more)
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 category
    MetaglipGlucotrol
    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.
    • Avoid drinking alcohol.
    Food
    No specific 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.
    • Works best if you take it 30 minutes before a meal, usually your first big meal of the day.
    • Eat regular, balanced meals to avoid low blood sugar.
    Kidneys and liver
    No specific 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.
    Sex
    No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
    Sleep
    No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
    Weight
    No specific 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.
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