Glucotrol XL vs Metformin for Type 2 Diabetes

Glucotrol XL
(Rx)
Metformin
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Glucotrol XL is a diabetes medication.
Metformin is a diabetes medication.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Type 2 Diabetes
2.6
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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April 26, 1994
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
674 Discussions
491,465 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Diabetes
Glucotrol XL is prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for PCOS
#2 for Diabetes
#3 for Weight Loss
#5 for Weight Gain
#8 for Hyperglycemia
#10 for Acne
#11 for Prediabetes
Our data suggest that Metformin is taken for PCOS and Weight Issues, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Insulin Resistance.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Glu
Weight Gain
8
Weight Loss
8
Tiredness
3
Hyperglycemia
3
Arrythmia
2
Insulin Resistance
2
Depression
2
Neuropathy
2
Chest Pain
2
Heart Attack
2
Met
Nausea
5
Tiredness
4
Diarrhea
3
Cramping
3
Stomach Problems
2
Headaches
2
Vomiting
1
Dizziness
1
Bloating
1
Bleeding
1
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Tiredness
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3
4
Hyperglycemia
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3
0
Arrythmia
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2
0
Insulin Resistance
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2
0
Depression
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2
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Neuropathy
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2
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Chest Pain
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2
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Heart Attack
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2
0
Nausea
Met
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5
0
Tiredness
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4
3
Diarrhea
Met
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3
0
Cramping
Met
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3
0
Stomach Problems
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2
0
Headaches
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2
0
Vomiting
Met
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1
0
Dizziness
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1
0
Bloating
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1
0
Bleeding
Met
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1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Glucotrol XL during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Metformin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Various and unpredictable reactions may occur when taken with alcohol. These can vary from mild flushing to severe low blood sugar. Adverse reactions such as facial flushing, sweating, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, low blood pressure and headache (Disulfiram-like reaction) has occurred when alcohol is taken while on chlorpropamide.
There may be a negative interaction between Metformin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Tablet: 500 mg, 750 mg, 850 mg, 1000 mg
Solution: 500 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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Do not consume alcohol while taking this drug because it can cause low blood sugar.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Glipizide
Metformin Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Glucotrol XL and Metformin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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