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.

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