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What are the side effects of glipizide-metformin?

Hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, lactic acidosis, and diabetic ketoacidosis are serious side effects associated with type 2 diabetes and the use of glipizide-metformin. These conditions should be treated with immediate medical attention. Hypoglycemia will usually present symptoms like dizziness, irritability, sweating, shakiness, nervousness, sudden mood swings, mouth numbness, headaches, weakness, hunger, pale skin or poor coordination. Severe hypoglycemia has symptoms like confusion, loss of consciousness and seizures. Hyperglycemia includes symptoms like weakness, frequent urination, extreme thirst, extreme hunger and blurred vision. Lactic acidosis can cause depression, myalgias, trouble breathing, drowsiness and stomach pain. Diabetic ketoacidosis symptoms include: nausea, dry mouth, trouble breathing, vomiting, fruity smelling breath and decreased consciousness.
Other serious side effects of glipizide-metformin may include unusual bruising and bleeding, severe stomach pain or nausea, yellowing of the skin and eyes, increased blood pressure and swelling or unusual weight gain. More common side effects of glipizide-metformin may include dizziness, headaches, joint or muscle pain, mild nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, sneezing or cough. Other side effects may be possible, so talk to your doctor if any new or unusual symptoms develop while taking glipizide-metformin.


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