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Metaglip Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Metaglip™ is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medicine lowers blood sugar and it also helps your body to use insulin more efficiently. It is a combination of two drugs glipizide and metformin. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, blindness.

Metaglip Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 2.5 milligrams of glipizide with 250 milligrams of metformin once a day.

Uses of Metaglip

  • Glipizide and metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes.
  • Glipizide and metformin may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Metaglip

Before taken Metaglip medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Metaglip. Side effects may include:

  • Muscle pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Upper respiratory infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Metaglip:

  • You should be avoided drinking too much alcohol while you are taking Metaglip. Because heavy drinking increases the danger of lactic acidosis and it may also be lead to attack of low blood sugar.
  • If you have any medical conditions, then you should not be used this medication.
  • If you have any disease such as kidney disease, liver disease, lack of body fluids, serious infection, metabolic acidosis, then you should consult with your doctor before using this medicine.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Metaglip with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Metaglip with the following:

  • Amiloride
  • Septra
  • Parnate
  • Beta-blocking blood pressure medicines
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Digoxin
  • Furosemide
  • Morphine
  • Naprosyn
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Probenecid

After taken Metaglip if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Metaglip overdose include:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Coma
  • Sweating
  • Hunger
  • Confusion
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Irritability
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness

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