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(Type 2 diabetes mellitus)
Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin, or the cells ignore the insulin (they no longer respond adequately to normal levels of insulin, called insulin resistance). Although previously referred to as adult-onset diabetes, people can develop type 2 diabetes at any age.
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Metformin 17,619
Lantus 1,891
Glucophage 1,819
Last Update February 14, 2016
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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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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
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Helpfulness
for Type 2 Diabetes
2.9
Concern level
3.2
Helpfulness
for Type 2 Diabetes
1.7
Concern level
3.1
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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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Diarrhea
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Cramping
2
Depression
2
Infertility
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Stomach Problems
2
Headaches
2
Hypothyroidism
1
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About Glucotrol XL
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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ago I was taking 1000 mg Metformin, 10-12 units of Lantus...
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" ...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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insulin. I was doing good by taking Glucotrol XL and diet...
| www.diabetesforum.com
" ...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...
| www.remedyspot.com
" ...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... "

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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... "

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r sugars using the metformin/actos or avandia my advice woul...
| forum.lowcarber.org
" ...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... "

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y grandma who was using the metformin for a year and was s...
| www.soulcysters.net
" 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...
| www.webmd.com
" ...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...
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" ...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...
| www.diabeticconnect.com
" 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...
| www.diabeticconnect.com
" ...was diagnosed T2 I was placed on Glucotrol XL (glipizide). Six months later my doc liked my numbers enough to switch me to Glucophage XR (extended release metformin). That dose was cut... "

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