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Glipizide vs. Metformin for Diabetes

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Glipizide

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Other Names: Glucotrol   Glucotrol XL

Metformin

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Other Names: Glucophage   Glumetza   Glucophage XR   Fortamet   Metforming
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Rating: 4 out of 5
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Angel's Mom
January 23, 2014
Angel's Mom wrote
Metformin & Bad Breath
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By Bob
December 5, 2013
Bob wrote
Type 2 Diabetes, Metformin and Lovastatin
That is interesting. Please keep posted as I am border line high cholesterol and they have debated wether they should risk cholestorol meds because I have a fatty liver, and it is a med that works throught the liver.
Nissa  |  January 10, 2014
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By stank mouth
October 15, 2013
stank mouth wrote
stanky mouth from metformin
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By donna dube
August 21, 2013
donna dube wrote
metformin and stomach problems
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Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
I know the feeling. It gave me lactic acidosis. I am trying to be compensated by the doctors who prescribed it without considering that I had chf and kidney damage. I was t Ken off the drug but two weeks later I am still dealing the gas, bloating. A gastroenterology is who studies the digestive tract

Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
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What patients are saying about Glipizide vs. Metformin

3,041 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
needed to ad glipizide to my metformin and my numbers went...
My doc needed to ad glipizide to my metformin and my numbers went right down. Ask your doc. Hey, don't feel guilty. 40 grams of carbs is great, tomote sause and cheese are okay as well. I think...
with Metformin. She cahnge me to Glipizide 2.5 mg twice...
...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...
reaserch, I am going to ask him to switch me to metformin...
...go, my Doc put me on half a glipizide day for now, mainly because he wanted to get my numbers down fast. After doing some reaserch, I am going to ask him to switch me to metformin when I see...
switched me from Glipizide to Metformin last week,...
The endocrinolist switched me from Glipizide to Metformin last week, first two days I took them before I went to bed. Had some slight effects, but after I realized...
Metformin, but OB switched me to Glipizide and that helped...
...am sure it is screwy again. Initially my regular Dr. had me on Metformin, but OB switched me to Glipizide and that helped me to feel better and I think get PG finally!  Just my two...
you evaluate the change from Glipizide to Metformin Ext?...
...question. I was taking 15mg glipizide daily and have just got a script for 750mg Metformin Ext Rel I didn't like the idea of glipizide so wanted to try ...evaluate the change from Glipizide to...
switched to Metformin ER from Glipizide. I am on 2000mg...
Metformin ER I have just been switched to Metformin ER from Glipizide. I am on 2000mg a day. I was told I can take all of it at one time or break it up 1000mg twice daily. My question is how...
Metformin and I was just switched to glipizide. Borderline...
...that I have seen where glipizide effectiveness can be decreased by ...body could not adjust to Metformin and I was just switched to glipizide. Borderline diabetic for years and just...
sick the gliburide made me and he changed it to glipizide...
...I have been on metformin 2000mg and gliburide, that made me soooo ill. I have blood and sugar spilling into my urine. I told the doc how sick the gliburide made me and he changed it to glipizide....
been switched to Metformin ER from Glipizide. I   am on...
...phonewizzard~yahoo.com wrote in message news:dlEqh.23441$sR.8212~newssvr29.news.prodigy.net...   I have just been switched to Metformin ER from Glipizide. I   am on 2000mg a day. I was told...
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