Compare Metaglip vs. glyburide

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Lowers blood sugar.

Diabeta (glyburide) is a good oral anti-diabetic medicine, but can cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.

3.3/ 5 average rating with 110 reviewsforglyburide
Upsides
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  • Available as an oral tablet.
  • Lowers your A1c (average blood sugar over time) up to 2%.
  • Available in generic version.
  • Available in single pill combination with other anti-diabetic medicines.
Downsides
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  • More likely to cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar than other types of oral anti-diabetics.
  • You will have to check your blood sugar often when you first start taking it.
  • Can cause weight gain (about 2 to 3 pounds).
  • Not ideal for elderly or those with poor kidney function.
  • May not work as well for those with severe diabetes and when pancreas cannot produce insulin.
Used for
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
Price
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Reviews
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110 reviews so far
45%
saidit'sworth it
34%
saiditworked well
21%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Metaglip (Metformin / Glipizide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Diabeta (glyburide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Low blood sugar
    • Over age 65
    • Kidney problems
    • Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines
    • Alcohol
    • Intense physical activity
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • History of sulfa allergies
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