Compare Metaglip vs. Lantus

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Metaglip
(metformin / glipizide)

Lantus
(insulin glargine)

Coming soon.Lowers blood sugar. Lantus (Insulin Glargine) is a long-acting insulin that provides all-day sugar control. 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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Best available price for 60 (5mg/500mg) tablets of metaglip
Coupons for Lantus
Best available price for 15 (5 solostar pens of 3ml) cartons of lantus
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Reviews for Lantus
67%
-67% worse vs. Metaglip
51%
-51% worse vs. Metaglip
14%
+14% better vs. Metaglip
584 reviews
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Side effects
MetaglipLantus

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

FDA side effect reports for Metaglip »
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 22%
  • Infection 9%
  • Accidental injury 6%
  • Headache 6%
  • Ankle and leg swelling 20%
  • High blood pressure 20%
  • Sinus inflammation 19%
  • Flu 19%
  • Clouded eye lens 18%
  • Bronchitis 15%
More Lantus side effects »
How it works
MetaglipLantus
Coming soon.Lantus (Insulin Glargine) is a long-acting insulin medicine for diabetes. It acts like the insulin that your body normally makes to process sugars and fats, and it keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the day.
Type of medication
MetaglipLantus
Prescription only
Available as
MetaglipLantus
  • Pill
  • Injection
Used for
MetaglipLantus
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
MetaglipLantus
    Coming soon.
    • Insulin dose too high
    • Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines
    • Poor injection techniques
    • Unstable kidney functions
    • Unstable liver functions
    Detailed Lantus (insulin glargine) 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.

    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.

    Kidneys and liver
    MetaglipLantus
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • Okay to use even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike most other blood sugar-lowering medicines.
    Weight
    MetaglipLantus
    No weight related info.
    • Can cause weight gain and low blood sugar.
    • Likely to cause moderate weight gain (around 4 to 6 pounds).
    Upsides and benefits
    MetaglipLantus
    Coming soon
    • Insulin is the most effective blood sugar-lowering medicine. When used correctly, it'll lower blood sugar every time you use it and prevent the harmful effects of high sugar levels on your organs and blood vessels.
    • Lantus is a long-lasting insulin that provides consistent, all-day sugar control with less risk of low blood sugar.
    • Dose can be easily adjusted to make a customized regimen that's tailored to your body.
    • Starting insulin early in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes can maintain your body's insulin-producing cells and slow down disease progression.
    • Okay to use even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike most other blood sugar-lowering medicines.
    Downsides and risks
    MetaglipLantus
    Coming soon
    • You have to take insulin by injection.
    • You have to check your blood sugar every day.
    • Likely to cause moderate weight gain (around 4 to 6 pounds).
    • Higher risk of low blood sugar episodes than other kinds of diabetes medicines.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    MetaglipLantus
    Coming soon
    • Long-acting insulin good for baseline blood sugar control.
    • Works in 1 hour and lasts about 24 hours.
    • Can cause weight gain and low blood sugar.
    • Make sure you and your family know the symptoms of low blood sugar: sweating, shakiness, weakness, fast heartbeat, nervousness, headache, blurry vision, trouble thinking clearly, or passing out.
    • Always have a good source of sugar nearby for low blood sugar episodes.
    • Take it at the same time every day.
    • Make sure you understand how to give yourself the injections.
    • Don't shake the vial or mix with another insulin. Store unopened vials in the refrigerator. Opened vials are good at room temperature for 28 days.
    • Check your blood sugar levels every day.
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