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Glucotrol XL vs. Metformin for Type 2 Diabetes

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Glucotrol XL

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Other Names: Glucotrol   Glipizide

Metformin

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/ 384,487 posts
Other Names: Glucophage   Glumetza   Glucophage XR   Fortamet   Metforming
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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 Glucotrol XL + Metformin + Type 2 Diabetes

8 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
on Glucotrol XL and Metformin....I guess the meds are just...
I'm on Glucotrol XL and Metformin....I guess the meds are just working right. I know ...two hours after its always under 120. I have pretty bad neuropathy in my feet which severely effects my abili...
control your sugars using the metformin/actos or avandia my...
...stay away from the Glucotrol for several reasons - ...4) Causes hypoglycemia I tried Glucotrol XL and I was always ...control your sugars using the metformin/actos or avandia my advice...
ago I was taking 1000 mg Metformin, 10-12 units of Lantus...
...week ago I was taking 1000 mg Metformin, 10-12 units of Lantus insulin and 5 mg Glucotrol XL. My A1C was at 6.3 ...doctor had me drop the Glucotrol XL and start taking Januvia. I've always had p...
put me on metformin. That worked well alone until last year...
...in October of 2000. I was first put on Glucotrol XL (glipizide) and was able to ...7.1, so the doc put me on metformin. That worked well alone until ...I'm 1000mg/2x a day metformin and 5mg o...
glipizide XL. I also take Metformin. But as of 4 days...
...started with 2.5 mg of Glucotrol XL, then 5 mg, then 2.5 ...glipizide XL. I also take Metformin. But as of 4 days ...all because the MD switched me over to Byetta. My first day without...
also use to be on metformin, glucotrol XL, and avandia for...
...also use to be on metformin, glucotrol XL, and avandia for my...
Currently I take 2000 mg metformin and 20 mg glucotrol...
...glucotrol xl. My numbers have been fair between 120 - 150. I started taking 200mg of Genemya, and Fenugeek daily with my normal meds. I have not changed anything. Still diet and exercise. But my nu...
  : diabetes, I started on glucotrol xl. I was having low...
... wrote:   : diabetes, I started on glucotrol xl. I was having low ...to take   : metformin/glucophage, and had too ...version? I had the gastro problems in spades,...
My doctor immediately put me on Glucotrol XL 5mg once a day...
...I was diagnosed with type 2 around 2 weeks ago. My doctor immediately put me on Glucotrol XL 5mg once a day and Metformin 500mg 3 times a day.  Since taking these medications I haven't seen a...
Beach. I was on metformin and Glucotrol XL....dropped...
...I'm type 2 diabetic also! I started South ...South Beach. I was on metformin and Glucotrol XL....dropped the Glucotrol XL after the first week ...I'm still on the metformin, but foresee cu...
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