Compare Metaglip vs. Glucotrol
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Glucotrol (glipizide) is an effective medicine for lowering blood sugar, but it can cause your blood sugar level to be too low so you must always carry some form of sugar with you that can be readily used.
- Lowers A1c levels by 1-2%.
- Glucotrol (glipizide) is an oral medicine so it might be a good alternative for those who don't like injections.
- Protects your organs and blood vessels by preventing the harmful effects of high blood sugar levels.
- Okay to use by people with kidney problems.
- Available as a generic form and is relatively cheap.
- Has a higher risk than other diabetes medicine for causing blood sugar levels to be too low.
- While taking Glucotrol (glipizide), your blood sugars should be checked 2 to 5 times a week, but less often once you are on a stable dose.
- Can cause mild weight gain of 2-3lb.
- Might lose its effectiveness over time.
- Needs to be taken 30 minutes before a meal for it to be most effective.
- Diabetes mellitus type 2
- Extended release pill
- Low blood sugar3%
- Passing gas3%
- Low blood sugar
Skipping meals or having inconsistent meal times
...and 4 more risk factors
- Severe allergic reaction
History of allergy to sulfa-containing medicine
- Kidney and liver disease
Those with kidney and/or liver disease
- Breakdown of red blood cells
People with G6PD deficiency