What should I know about Metaglip before taking it?

Before taking Metaglip (glipizide/metformin), you should know that:

- It is advisable to first attempt to control your diabetes with diet and exercise before taking this medication.
- Proper diet and exercise should be maintained even while on this medication.
- Metaglip contains metformin, which can cause a rare but sometimes fatal condition called lactic acidosis, particularly in people with kidney, liver, or heart problems.
- People who drink excessive amounts of alcohol or who are elderly may be at higher risk for side effects. Do not take Metaglip if you are over 80 years old, unless your kidney function has been tested and remains normal.
- Metaglip is not advised for pregnant women or children.

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