Compare Metaglip vs. Human Insulin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Metaglip (Metformin / Glipizide)

Humulin (Human Insulin)

Prescription only
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Lowers blood sugar.

This form of insulin is one of the few medications in its class that you can get without a prescription, but it's expensive.

5.0/ 7 average rating with 57 reviewsforHuman Insulin
Upsides
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  • Some types of this medication are available without a prescription.
  • Available as a shot to be injected into the fatty part of the skin, and as a powder to be inhaled through your nose.
  • Available in different combinations so that you can do one shot or multiple shots a day.
Downsides
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  • Has to be taken exactly as directed or it can cause high or low blood sugar.
  • As with all insulins, you have to work with your doctor closely to make sure you're giving yourself the correct dose, or you can have low or high blood sugar.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
  • Inhaler
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Reviews
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57 
67%
think this treatment is worth it
46%
think this treatment works well
11%
think this treatment is a 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 Humulin (Human Insulin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
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