Advertisement

What should I know about glipizide-metformin?

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients found in glipizide-metformin, you should not take this medication. Additionally, your risk for diabetic ketoacidosis, lactic acidosis, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are increased when you take glipizide-metformin.


Glipizide-metformin is a prescription drug that is used in treatment of type 2 diabetes. Glipizide-metformin helps the pancreas to produce more insulin and helpsthe body use sugar more economically, which lowers blood sugar levels. However, glipizide-metformin is only part of a program to treat diabetes. It must be paired with a healthy diet and exercise. You should not stop taking this medication before speaking with your doctor.


Continue Learning about Antidiabetic

What are sulfonylurea drugs?
Scripps HealthScripps Health
The first oral medications for people with type 2 diabetes, sulfonylureas stimulate the pancreas to ...
More Answers
How effective is liraglutide?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
People taking liraglutide for a year along with a program of diet and exercise lost an average of 18...
More Answers
What are sulfonylurea drugs for treating diabetes?
American Diabetes AssociationAmerican Diabetes Association
Sulfonylureas are a class of oral medicine for type 2 diabetes. They lower blood glucose by helping ...
More Answers
Do sulfonylureas interact with any other medications?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking bosentan, you should not take glyburide and avoid tolbutamide if possible. If you...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.