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Diabetes mellitus, often simply referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar...
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Glipizide vs Metformin

Glipizide
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Metformin
Other name: Glucotrol (Glucotrol)
Other name: Glucophage (Glucophage)
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Glipizide is an oral medium-to-long acting anti-diabetic drug from the sulfonylurea class. It is classified as a second generation sulfonylurea, which means that it undergoes enterohepatic circulation. The structure on the R2 group is a much larger cyclo...
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Metformin (International Nonproprietary Name, pronounced , originally sold as Glucophage) is an oral antidiabetic drug in the biguanide class. It is the first-line treatment drug of choice for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2, in particu...
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About Glipizide
Glipizide is an oral medium-to-long acting anti-diabetic drug from the sulfonylurea class. It is classified as a second generation sulfonylurea, which means that it undergoes enterohepatic circulation. The structure on the R2 group is a much larger cyclo...
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About Metformin
Metformin (International Nonproprietary Name, pronounced , originally sold as Glucophage) is an oral antidiabetic drug in the biguanide class. It is the first-line treatment drug of choice for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2, in particu...
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me to glipizide and I am much better. Bathroom schedule...
" I was on Metaformin for about 6 months. (500mg with night meal)--I had bathroom problems from about 8:00 A.M. everyday until about 4:30 P.M.  I had gas all the time.  Not ...lousy.  My doctor changed me... "

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pretty well for me. I have to really work to lose weight...
" All I take is glipizide and it works pretty well for me. I have to really work to lose weight, though. My doctor wouldn't ...with the V.A.), but... "

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so be allergic to glipizide and metformin, although most p...
" ...wondering if you were allergic to the metformin. Now that you've said ...medications), you may also be allergic to glipizide and metformin, although most people with sulfa allergies can take the... "

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occ'l low blood sugar with night sweats, weakness, dizziness...
" ...took 5mg daily of Glipizide. It works well, but when blood sugars began to climb for no apparent reason, I was changed to 10mg. Now I have occ'l low blood sugar with night sweats, weakness,... "

but glipizide works well for me with absolutely no...
" ...different from glyberide, but glipizide works well for me with absolutely no side effects (I couldn't tolerate Metformin, and it didn't help... "

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occ'l low blood sugar with night sweats, weakness, dizziness...
" ...took 5mg daily of Glipizide. It works well, but when blood sugars began to climb for no apparent reason, I was changed to 10mg. Now I have occ'l low blood sugar with night sweats, weakness,... "

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and Metformin both have gastrointestinal side effects...
" Since Glipizide and Metformin both have gastrointestinal side effects and Metformin doesn't currently ...pancreatitis warning I personally... "

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better for me, with fewer side affects. It has also kept...
" ...Glipizide for diabetes after taking Metformin for years. The Glipizide seems to work better for me, with fewer side affects. It... "

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metformin ER nor glipizide and am now doing well on...
" ...15-20 carbs a day and I was in the 200's. I could not tolerate metformin ER nor glipizide and am now doing well on... "

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ith Metformin. She cahnge me to Glipizide 2.5 mg twice a...
" ...my blood sugars being so good. Since I was having problems with Metformin. She cahnge me to Glipizide 2.5 mg twice a day. If my blood sugars... "

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