Is Metaglip safe for long-term use?

Metaglip (glipizide/metformin) is considered safe for long-term use, its side effects -- if they occur at all -- are generally mild. Be sure to follow a diet and exercise plan while taking this medication. If you are elderly (especially over 80) while taking Metaglip, you should have regular kidney function tests. If decreased kidney function is detected, taking Metaglip could put you at risk of lactic acidosis, a serious and sometimes fatal condition. In addition, Metaglip should be temporarily discontinued in anyone undergoing radiologic tests in order to avoid kidney functioning problems.

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