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Metaglip (Metformin / Glipizide)

Glucophage (metformin)

Prescription only
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Lowers blood sugar.

Glucophage (metformin) is the first choice medicine to control your blood sugar and lower the risk of death from diabetes, although a few people may not tolerate the stomach side effects.

5.0/ 7 average rating with 938 reviewsformetformin
Upsides
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  • Improves sugar control and lowers A1c levels as much as 2%.
  • One of the few diabetes medicines that lowers the risk of death from diabetes-related complications.
  • Doesn't cause weight gain.
  • Rarely causes low blood sugar.
Downsides
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  • Often causes stomach upset, like diarrhea, nausea, gas, or stomach cramping.
  • Usually not a good choice for people with kidney problems. Your doctor will tell you if Glucophage (metformin) is right for you to take.
  • Excessive or chronic alcohol use can increase the risk of a dangerous side effect.
Used for
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release pill
  • Liquid
Price
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$4
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Reviews
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938 
65%
think this treatment is worth it
46%
think this treatment works well
16%
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.
7possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    53%
  • Nausea/vomiting
    26%
  • Gas
    12%
  • Weakness
    9%
  • Indigestion
    7%
  • Stomach pain
    6%
  • Headache
    6%
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Risks and warnings
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  • Excess lactic acid in the blood

    Kidney problems

    ...and 5 more risk factors

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