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What is glipizide-metformin?

Glipizide-metformin is a combination prescription medication that's used along with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Glipizide-metformin tablets contain two different medications in the same pill. Glipizide is a type of medication called a sulfonylurea, and it works by decreasing the liver's production of sugar and increasing the release of insulin from pancreas. Metformin is a type of medication called a biguanide, and it works by decreasing the liver's production of sugar and decreasing the amount of sugar the intestine absorbs. By working together, Glipizide and Metformin help control blood sugar levels. Glipizide-metformin come as a tablet that's taken by mouth, usually once or twice a day or as directed by your doctor. This medication should be taken with meals and with plenty of water. Your doctor will recommend a diet and exercise plan while you're taking glipizide-metformin, and it's important to follow your doctor's recommendations closely. Glipizide-metformin are the active ingredients contained in several different generic and brand-name medications such as Metaglip. Talk to your doctor to determine whether glipizide-metformin is right for you.

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