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- What is glipizide/metformin hydrochloride?
- What brand names are available for glipizide/metformin hydrochloride?
- Is glipizide/metformin hydrochloride available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for glipizide/metformin hydrochloride?
- What are the uses for glipizide/metformin hydrochloride?
- What are the side effects of glipizide/metformin hydrochloride?
- What is the dosage for glipizide/metformin hydrochloride?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with glipizide/metformin hydrochloride?
- Is glipizide/metformin hydrochloride safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about glipizide/metformin hydrochloride?
What is glipizide/metformin hydrochloride?
Glipizide/metformin is a
combination antidiabetic medication that contains two commonly used glucose
lowering agents, glipizide (Glucotrol) and metformin (Glucophage). These agents
work in different, yet complementary ways to improve
blood glucose control in
type 2 diabetes.
- Glipizide is a second generation oral sulfonylurea that lowers blood glucose by stimulating the production of insulin from the pancreas. It is the major hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar.
- Metformin is an oral biguanide antidiabetic medication that decreases the production of glucose in the liver, decreases the absorption of glucose by the intestines, and increases response to insulin.
- In clinical studies, glipizide/metformin therapy was superior in improving fasting plasma glucose, postprandial plasma glucose (blood glucose levels after a meal), and HbA1c versus treatment with either agent alone.
- Combination glipizide and metformin was approved by the FDA in October 2002.
What brand names are available for glipizide/metformin hydrochloride?
- There are no brand names available for glipizide/metformin hydrochloride in the US.
- Metaglip is a discontinued brand name for glipizide/metformin hydrochloride.
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