glipizide/metformin (Metaglip) (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Glipizide/metformin is used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with glipizide/metformin treatment are:

Side effects related to the stomach were most commonly reported by patients who newly started treatment with glipizide/metformin and included:

Other less common but potentially serious side effects include:

  • hypoglycemia,
  • blood disorders,
  • liver disease,
  • kidney disease,
  • rash,
  • photosensitivity (sun sensitivity),
  • syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH),
  • hives,
  • disulfiram-like reactions (for example, heart palpitations, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and headache), and
  • hypersensitivity type reactions.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/5/2015

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