Compare Metaglip vs. Glucovance

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Metaglip
(Metformin / Glipizide)

Glyburide / Metformin
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Coming soon.Lowers blood sugar. Glyburide / Metformin is an effective combination medicine for lowering blood sugar, but it is likely to cause diarrhea in the first few weeks.
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Side effects
MetaglipGlucovance

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

FDA side effect reports for Metaglip »
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Stomach pain 3%
  • Nausea/vomiting 2%
  • Upper respiratory infection 3%
  • Diarrhea 11%
  • Low blood sugar 8%
  • Gastrointestinal side effects (diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and stomach pain) 8%
More Glucovance side effects »
How it works
MetaglipGlucovance
Coming soon.Glyburide / Metformin combines 2 prescription medicines (glyburide and metformin) into 1 pill to help treat diabetes. Glyburide stimulates your body to release insulin to lower blood sugar. Metformin helps your body use its own insulin more effectively as well as lowers the amount of sugar your body naturally makes and absorbs from food.
Type of medication
MetaglipGlucovance
Lower-cost generic availablePrescription onlyLower-cost generic available
Available as
MetaglipGlucovance
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
MetaglipGlucovance
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
MetaglipGlucovance
    Coming soon.
    • History of kidney problems
    • History of liver problems
    • Those with congestive heart failure
    • Using contrast dye for procedures
    • Undergoing surgery
    Detailed Glyburide / Metformin 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.

    Alcohol
    MetaglipGlucovance
    No alcohol related info.
    • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink while taking Glyburide / Metformin.
    • Drinking large amounts of or frequently using alcohol while taking Glyburide / Metformin can cause harm to your body.
    Kidneys and liver
    MetaglipGlucovance
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • Not a good treatment option for those with kidney and/or liver problems.
    Weight
    MetaglipGlucovance
    No weight related info.
    • Can cause some weight gain.
    Upsides and benefits
    MetaglipGlucovance
    Coming soon
    • Glyburide / Metformin effectively lowers blood sugar levels more so than if each of the individual medicines it contains are taken alone.
    • Protects your organs and blood vessels from the harmful effects of high blood sugar levels.
    • Can potentially lower your "bad cholesterol" levels.
    • Glyburide / Metformin is available in a generic form and is cheaper than many other combination diabetes medicines.
    Downsides and risks
    MetaglipGlucovance
    Coming soon
    • Has a higher risk than other diabetes medicine for causing blood sugar levels to be too low.
    • Glyburide / Metformin is likely to cause nausea, stomach upset, or diarrhea in the first few weeks.
    • Not a good treatment option for those with kidney and/or liver problems.
    • Drinking large amounts of or frequently using alcohol while taking Glyburide / Metformin can cause harm to your body.
    • Can cause some weight gain.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    MetaglipGlucovance
    Coming soon
    • Check your blood sugar regularly.
    • Wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the sun.
    • Take the medicine with meals to prevent an upset stomach.
    • Tell your doctor right away if you experience rapid breathing, ongoing nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain.
    • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink while taking Glyburide / Metformin.
    Learn more
    More about MetaglipSide effectsFDA package insert
    Have you used Metaglip (Metformin / Glipizide)?
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    More about GlucovanceSide effectsAlternativesFDA package insert
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