Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Glipizide is in a class of medications called sulfonylureas. Glipizide lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin (a natural substance that is needed to break down sugar in the body) and helping the body use insulin efficiently. This medication will only help lower blood sugar in people whose bodies produce insulin naturally. Glipizide is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may occur if high blood sugar is not treated). Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Taking medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your blood sugar may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health. This therapy may also decrease your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes-related complications such as kidney failure, nerve damage (numb, cold legs or feet; decreased sexual ability in men and women), eye problems, including changes or loss of vision, or gum disease. Your doctor and other healthcare providers will talk to you about the best way to manage your diabetes. Glipizide comes as tablets and extended-release (long-acting) tablets to take by mouth. The regular tablet is usually taken one or more times a day, 30 minutes before breakfast Continue reading >>
Comparable Reduction In A1c Levels At 1 Year
Important Safety Information For Farxiga Prior serious hypersensitivity reaction to FARXIGA Severe renal impairment (eGFR <30 mL/min/1.73 m2), end-stage renal disease, or patients on dialysis Warnings and Precautions Hypotension: FARXIGA causes intravascular volume contraction, and symptomatic hypotension can occur. Assess and correct volume status before initiating FARXIGA in patients with impaired renal function, elderly patients, or patients on loop diuretics. Monitor for hypotension Ketoacidosis has been reported in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes receiving FARXIGA. Some cases were fatal. Assess patients who present with signs and symptoms of metabolic acidosis for ketoacidosis, regardless of blood glucose level. If suspected, discontinue FARXIGA, evaluate and treat promptly. Before initiating FARXIGA, consider risk factors for ketoacidosis. Patients on FARXIGA may require monitoring and temporary discontinuation in situations known to predispose to ketoacidosis Acute Kidney Injury and Impairment in Renal Function: FARXIGA causes intravascular volume contraction and renal impairment, with reports of acute kidney injury requiring hospitalization and dialysis. Consider temporarily discontinuing in settings of reduced oral intake or fluid losses. If acute kidney injury occurs, discontinue and promptly treat. FARXIGA increases serum creatinine and decreases eGFR. Elderly patients and patients with impaired renal function may be more susceptible to these changes. Before initiating FARXIGA, evaluate renal function and monitor periodically. FARXIGA is not recommended in patients with an eGFR persistently between 30 and <60 mL/min/1.73 m2 Urosepsis and Pyelonephritis: SGLT2 inhibitors increase the risk for urinary tract infections [UTIs] and serious UTIs have been Continue reading >>
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Drug information provided by: Micromedex US Brand Name Metaglip Descriptions Glipizide and Metformin combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels that are caused by a type of diabetes mellitus or sugar diabetes called type 2 diabetes. Normally, after you eat, your pancreas releases insulin to help your body store excess sugar for later use. This process occurs during normal digestion of food. In type 2 diabetes, your body does not work properly to store the excess sugar and the sugar remains in your bloodstream. Chronic high blood sugar can lead to serious health problems in the future. Proper diet is the first step in managing type 2 diabetes but often medicines are needed to help your body. With two actions, the combination of glipizide and metformin helps your body cope with high blood sugar. Glipizide stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas, directing your body to store blood sugar. Metformin has three different actions: it slows the absorption of sugar in your small intestine; it also stops your liver from converting stored sugar into blood sugar; and it helps your body use your natural insulin more efficiently. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription. This product is available in the following dosage forms: Tablet Copyright © 2018 Truven Health Analytics Inc. All rights reserved. Information is for End User's use only and may not be sold, redistributed or otherwise used for commercial purposes. Continue reading >>
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At 4 Years, Dapagliflozin Bests Glipizide As Add-on To Metformin
At 4 Years, Dapagliflozin Bests Glipizide as Add-on to Metformin Results of a 4-year extension study of a phase 3 clinical trial of dapagliflozin vs glipizide as add-on therapy to metformin were published in February in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. The study is the longest clinical trial to date comparing one of the new sodium glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors with a commonly prescribed oral antidiabetes drug (a sulfonylurea) as add-on therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). First-line monotherapy for T2DM with metformin is standard as is erosion of the drugs efficacy as -cell failure progresses over time. Treatment intensification with a sulfonylurea (SU) is a common step but loss of efficacy is typically seen after 1 year. Insulin is also often initiated as add-on to metformin but both SU and insulin are associated with weight gain and hypoglycemia. The present study sought to compare a traditional with a novel second-line treatment. The randomized, controlled phase 3 trial took place in 10 countries and looked at long-term efficacy and tolerability of dapagliflozin vs glipizide given as add-on therapy to metformin in patients with inadequately controlled T2DM. Participants were randomized to receive dapagliflozin 2.5 mg, 5 mg, or 10 mg (n=406) or glipizide 5 mg, 10 mg, or 20 mg (n=408) combined with open-label metformin (1500-2500 mg/day) and lifestyle advice. Of these, 39.7% in the dapagliflozin groups and 34.6% in the glipizide groups completed the full 208-weeks (4 years) of follow-up. A1c coefficient of failure: Significantly lower for dapagliflozin vs glipizide (difference -0.42; p=.0001) Fasting plasma glucose: Sustained reductions with dapagliflozin vs glipizide, indicating a slower rate of rise in A1c with dapagliflozin (-13.3 mg/dL [95% Continue reading >>
Difference Between Glipizide And Metformin
Glipizide vs Metformin Glipizide and metformin, both these drugs are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. What are Glipizide and Metformin? Glipizide is an oral, rapid and short acting, anti-diabetic drug belonging to the class of medications called sulfonylureas. Glipizide lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin and helping the body use this insulin efficiently. This medication will only help lower blood sugar in people whose bodies produce insulin naturally but the body is not being able to utilize it well due to resistance to the insulin. Metformin is in a class of drugs called biguanides. Metformin helps to control the amount of glucose in your blood. It decreases the amount of glucose you absorb from your food and the amount of glucose made by your liver. Metformin also increases your body’s response to insulin, a natural substance that controls the glucose metabolism in the body. Difference in mode of action Glipizide is not used to treat type 1 diabetes in which the body does not produce insulin and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood in diabetes type 1 or in cases of diabetic ketoacidosis. Glipizide is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, and testing your blood sugar. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely when on glipizide. Before starting glipizide, you should make sure that it’s safe for you to take it. Inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, chronic diarrhea or a blockage in your intestines, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD), a disorder of your pituitary or adrenal glands, a history of heart disease, or if you are malnourished. Metformin is the first-line drug of choice for the treatm Continue reading >>
Glipizide And Metformin
Generic Name: glipizide and metformin (GLIP ih zyd and met FOR min) Brand Name: Metaglip What is glipizide and metformin? Glipizide and metformin is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels. Glipizide and metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medicine is not for treating type 1 diabetes. Glipizide and metformin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Important Information You should not use glipizide and metformin if you have severe kidney disease, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin). If you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins, you will need to temporarily stop taking glipizide and metformin. Some people taking metformin develop a serious condition called lactic acidosis. Stop taking this medicine and get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as: muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, slow or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired. Before taking this medicine You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to glipizide or metformin, or if you have: severe kidney disease; or metabolic acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment). If you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins, you will need to temporarily stop taking glipizide and metformin. To make sure glipizide and metformin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease; congestive heart failure, especially if you take digoxin (Lanoxin) or furosemide Continue reading >>
One Year Comparative Trial Of Metformin And Glipizide In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
One year comparative trial of metformin and glipizide in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetic Department, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, UK. Forty-eight diabetic subjects with diet-failed Type 2 mellitus, aged 40-69 years, were randomised to metformin (24 patients) or glipizide (24 patients) therapy, and followed prospectively for 12 months. Most subjects were obese. Metformin gave better fasting plasma glucose control compared to glipizide at 24 (p < 0.01), 36 (p < 0.05) and 52 weeks (p < 0.05) with a lower HbA1 concentration at 52 weeks (p < 0.05). Metformin treated patients lost weight whereas glipizide treated subjects gained weight. The weight change between the treatment groups reached significance at 4 weeks (p < 0.05) and was highly significant (p < 0.001) at 8, 12, 24, 36 and 52 weeks. There were no significant changes in either fasting plasma lipid or blood lactate levels in either the metformin or glipizide treated groups. Both drugs caused a similar reduction in albumin excretion rates. In conclusion, metformin gave better glycaemic control than glipizide, with weight loss rather than weight gain in obese Type 2 patients. Continue reading >>
Glipizide And Metformin
Glipizide-Metformin 2.5 mg-250 mg-MYL round, white, imprinted with G31, M What is the most important information I should know about glipizide and metformin? Do not use glipizide and metformin if you have congestive heart failure or kidney disease, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin). If you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins, you will need to temporarily stop taking glipizide and metformin. Take care not to let your blood sugar get too low. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur if you skip a meal, exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. Symptoms include headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, tremor, irritability, or trouble concentrating. Carry hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar. Other sugar sources include orange juice and milk. Be sure your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency. Some people develop lactic acidosis while taking metformin. Early symptoms may get worse over time and this condition can be fatal. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as: muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, slow or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired. What is glipizide and metformin? Glipizide and metformin is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels. Glipizide and metformin is for people with type 2 diabetes who do not use daily insulin injections. This medication is not for treating type 1 diabetes. Glipizide and metformin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. What should I discuss with my healthca Continue reading >>
How Glipizide Might Help With Your Type 2 Diabetes Management
Glipizide is an oral medication that is used to treat Type 2 diabetes. The drug is available in immediate-release tablets and extended-release tablets. Patients who currently take the medication as part of their diabetes treatment state that Glipizide has helped with lowering their blood sugar levels, and it seems that the extended-release tablets are favored over the immediate-release tablets. One of the main benefits from the drug is that it helps to lower your A1C levels by 1-2%. We will discuss the benefits and the downsides of Glipizide in more detail below. What is Glipizide? Glipizide is an oral medication used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. It is available in brand-name form as well as generic form, with the brand-names being Glucotrol and Glucotrol XL. Glipizide works by helping your pancreas produce more of your body’s natural insulin, which in turn regulates your blood sugar levels. Glipizide is used in conjunction with diet and exercise as part of a diabetes management plan. Glipizide is part of a class of diabetes drugs known as Sulfonylureas, which are designed to help your body’s pancreas to produce more of the body’s natural insulin. Diabetes medication aren’t designed to cure your Type 2 diabetes, but instead they are designed to treat the symptoms of diabetes, including blurry vision, excessive hunger, excessive thirst, frequent urination and sores that won’t heal. Further reading: Usually, the first diabetes medication that your doctor may prescribe is Metformin. However, many times, Glipizide is a popular choice for doctors to prescribe because many patients find that their bodies tolerate Glipizide better than Metformin. What are the Benefits of Glipizide? Glipizide can help lower your A1C levels by an average of 1-2%. Since Glipizid Continue reading >>
Glipizide Vs Metformin As A Medication For Type 2 Diabetes?
Please visit the new WebMD Message Boards to find answers and get support. Glipizide vs Metformin as a medication for type 2 diabetes? I understand that Glipizide stimulates the production of more insulin by the pancreas in order to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes; that metformin helps to decrease insulin resistance helping the body to absorb the sugar taking it out of the blood faster. Which is better? Will the pancreas eventually stop production of insulin from constant over stimulation by taking Glipizide daily? Is there a down side to Metformin also? There's no simple answer to your question, however, the absolute best option for anyone with type 2 diabetes is exercise and weight management. Here's a short synopsis: by the time you are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetesaround 50% of your beta cells are lost [ and your body's resistance to the action of insulin has been longstanding]. Thedecline in beta cell function is predictable.It's an absolute fact that treatment of type 2 diabetes with one drug alone won't work to control blood sugars. The decline continues regardless oftherapy withmetformin or sulfonylureasdrugs like XYZ. However, lifestyle changes like diet and exercise seem to slow the loss of beta cell function by improving insulin sensitivity. Other drugs may also stabilize beta cells. After we eat, insulin works primarilyon muscles. Muscles are also the primary site of insulin resistant. By engaging in routine physical activitywe usemuscles which uses sugar as a source of energy. We alsoburn excess fat. Together these actions result in less insulin resistant, improved insulin function, and fitness. Important: The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, blogs, or WebMD Answers are solely those Continue reading >>
Effects Of Metformin Versus Glipizide On Cardiovascular Outcomes In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes And Coronary Artery Disease
Effects of Metformin Versus Glipizide on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease We are experimenting with display styles that make it easier to read articles in PMC. The ePub format uses eBook readers, which have several "ease of reading" features already built in. The ePub format is best viewed in the iBooks reader. You may notice problems with the display of certain parts of an article in other eReaders. Generating an ePub file may take a long time, please be patient. Effects of Metformin Versus Glipizide on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease Jie Hong, MD, Yifei Zhang, MD, [...], and on behalf of the SPREAD-DIMCAD Investigators The two major classes of antidiabetic drugs, sulfonylureas and metformin, may differentially affect macrovascular complications and mortality in diabetic patients. We compared the long-term effects of glipizide and metformin on the major cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetic patients who had a history of coronary artery disease (CAD). This study is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. A total of 304 type 2 diabetic patients with CAD, mean age = 63.3 years (range, 3680 years), were enrolled. Participants were randomly assigned to receive either glipizide (30 mg daily) or metformin (1.5 g daily) for 3 years. The primary end points were times to the composite of recurrent cardiovascular events, including death from a cardiovascular cause, death from any cause, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, or arterial revascularization. At the end of study drug administration, both groups achieved a significant decrease in the level of glycated hemoglobin (7.1% in the glipizide group and 7.0% in the metformin Continue reading >>
What Is Glipizide / Metformin?
QUICK LINKS Oral route (Tablet) Lactic acidosis is a rare, but serious, metabolic complication that can occur due to metformin accumulation during treatment with glipiZIDE/metformin hydrochloride; when it occurs, it is fatal in approximately 50% of cases. The risk of lactic acidosis increases with renal impairment, increased age, diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, hepatic insufficiency, and other conditions whenever there is significant tissue hypoperfusion and hypoxemia. Treatment with glipiZIDE/metformin hydrochloride should not be initiated in patients 80 years of age or older unless measurement of creatinine clearance demonstrates that renal function is normal. Therapy should temporarily be discontinued prior to any intravascular radiocontrast study or surgical procedure. Avoid excessive alcohol use since alcohol potentiates the effects of metformin on lactate metabolism. Discontinue therapy immediately and institute supportive measures promptly for suspected lactic acidosis . Save up to 75% on Glipizide / Metformin Find big savings at pharmacies near you with GoodRx discount coupons Average Retail Price: $56.08 Lowest GoodRx Price $13.80 View All Prices Glipizide and Metformin combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels that are caused by a type of diabetes mellitus or sugar diabetes called type 2 diabetes. Normally, after you eat, your pancreas releases insulin to help your body store excess sugar for later use. This process occurs during normal digestion of food. In type 2 diabetes, your body does not work properly to store the excess sugar and the sugar remains in your bloodstream. Chronic high blood sugar can lead to serious health problems in the future. Proper diet is the first step in managing type 2 diabetes but often medicines are needed Continue reading >>
Comparable Reduction In A1c Levels Vs Combination Glipizide + Metformin
Primary end point: Mean reduction in A1C levels were noninferior to combination therapy with glipizide + metformin at 52 weeks1,2,a Values are last observation carried forward and represent adjusted mean change from baseline. aPatients on metformin ≥1500 mg per day were randomized following a 2-week placebo lead-in period to glipizide 5 mg or dapagliflozin 2.5 mg and were up-titrated over 18 weeks to optimal glycemic effect (FPG <110 mg/dL) or to the highest dose level (up to glipizide 20 mg and dapagliflozin 10 mg) as tolerated by patients. At the end of the titration period, 87% of patients treated with dapagliflozin had been titrated to the maximum study dose (10 mg) vs 73% treated with glipizide (20 mg). Dapagliflozin 2.5 mg is not an FDA-approved dose. BL=mean baseline. Values are last observation carried forward and represent adjusted mean change from baseline. bThe discrepancy between the weight change between treatments and the total weight change results from rounding. cP<0.0001. Hypotension: Dapagliflozin causes intravascular volume contraction, and symptomatic hypotension can occur. Assess and correct volume status before initiating XIGDUO XR in patients with impaired renal function, elderly patients, or patients on loop diuretics. Monitor for hypotension. 7 patients taking dapagliflozin + metformin experienced minore hypoglycemia vs 147 patients taking glipizide + metformin over 52 weeks1,2 No patients taking dapagliflozin + metformin experienced majorf hypoglycemia over 52 weeks vs 3 patients taking glipizide + metformin1,2 eMinor episodes of hypoglycemia were defined as either a symptomatic episode with a capillary or plasma glucose measurement <63 mg/dL, regardless of need for external assistance or an asymptomatic capillary or plasma glucose measuremen Continue reading >>
Glipizide Vs. Metformin
I refused to take Glipizide or any of the drugs in the sulfonylurea class. The early versions of the drugs were certainly associated with heart problems, but the real problem as I saw it was that they just burned out your remaing beta-cell function. The well respected researcher Ralph Defronzo presents some really disturbing data on the long-term effectiveness of various regimes in his CME talk on GLP-1 analogs (he is big on these). He shows the results of a number of studies which suggest that treatment with sulfonylurea on average fails within 1-4 years, namely that you blood sugar control is back to worse than when you started within 1-4 years. That is not good. Other treatment regimes fair better and his data suggests that there are a variety of other medication regimes that are "durable," that they can remain effective for many years. Diabetes is often a progressive condition on it's own. High blood sugars can hasten the demise of your beta cells and I see no reason to accelerate the process just to save a few bucks on a sulfonylurea drug. In the end, you will pay for it. ps. Certainly get your liver enzymes checked out, but it could also be due to tylenol or alcohol use of something entirely independent of the metformin. Thank you for this link, as I am very interested in the findings. I'm hopeful my doctor will be too. Continue reading >>
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