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Glucotrol XL vs Metformin for Type 2 Diabetes

Glucotrol XL
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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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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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insulin. I was doing good by taking Glucotrol XL and diet...
" ...your blood sugar. You are on Metformin and it can take some ...to be on insulin. I was doing good by taking Glucotrol XL and diet and exercise, but ...take pills as well. I am insulin resistant and need... "

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obin wrote: Gee, Robin. Somehow I didn't realize you...
" ...Robin wrote: I'm on Glucotrol XL, 5mg qd. When I first ...are still taking a sulfonylureav (Glucotrol XL). Have you tried to make ...switch to something like glucophage (Metformin)? Now you've given... "

as 9.0% and after taking both Glucotrol XL 10mg once a day a...
" ...My last A1c number was 9.0% and after taking both Glucotrol XL 10mg once a day and metformin 1000mg twice a day the pills alone, even with healthier eating and light exercise are not working... "

forum.lowcarber.org
r sugars using the metformin/actos or avandia my advice woul...
" ...to stay away from the Glucotrol for several reasons - 1) ...effectiveness. 4) Causes hypoglycemia I tried Glucotrol XL and I was always so ...can't control your sugars using the metformin/actos or... "

www.soulcysters.net
y grandma who was using the metformin for a year and was s...
" Metformin/glucaphage alternative Hi, I was just talking to my grandma who was using the metformin for a year and was ...switched her to something called glucotrol xl. Her nausea went away right... "

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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 problems... "

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ipizide XL. I also take Metformin. But as of 4 days ag...
" ...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... "

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also use to be on metformin, glucotrol XL, and avandia for...
" I also use to be on metformin, glucotrol XL, and avandia for my... "

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T2 I was placed on Glucotrol XL (glipizide). Six months...
" ...was diagnosed T2 I was placed on Glucotrol XL (glipizide). Six months later my ...my numbers enough to switch me to Glucophage XR (extended release metformin). That dose was cut in ...years. BUT I changed my... "

community.diabetes.org
ago. My doctor immediately put me on Glucotrol XL 5mg once...
" ...around 2 weeks ago. My doctor immediately put me on Glucotrol XL 5mg once a day and Metformin 500mg 3 times a day. ...the time they take. It will take time for the metformin to kick in. However, I... "

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