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Who is not a good candidate for Metaglip?

Do not take Metaglip (glipizide/metformin) if you are:

- over 80 years of age, unless you have had a recent normal kidney function test
- pregnant or breastfeeding
- a child
- allergic to any of its ingredients
- suffering from any of the following conditions: congestive heart failure treated by medication, severe infection, low blood oxygen levels, kidney or liver problems, or high blood ketone or acid levels (such as diabetic ketoacidosis)
- severely dehydrated
- a past stroke victim
- recovering from a recent heart attack
- currently in a state of shock 
- having surgery or certain lab procedures
- a heavy drinker of alcohol (both regularly or occasionally)
- diagnosed with type 1 (versus type 2) diabetes
- diagnosed with a condition known as glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency

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