Generic Name - Glipizide-metformin
Category - Antidiabetic medication
Type 2 diabetes.
Generic for Metaglip* is indicated to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. It contains two drugs commonly used to lower blood sugar, glipizide (glucotrol) and metformin (glucophage). Generic for Metaglip* replaces the need to take these two drugs separately and stimulates your own body to make more insulin.
Generic for Metaglip* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Metaglip* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Metaglip* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Hormone changes or problems
Serious infection or injury
Type I diabetes
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Metaglip*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Antifungal medicines like fluconazole, itraconazole or miconazole'
Other medicines for diabetes
Generic for Metaglip* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericMetaglip*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Metaglip* for type 2 diabetes mellitus is 5 milligrams taken before breakfast. Depending upon blood glucose response, the doctor may increase the initial dose in increments of 2.5 to 5 milligrams.
Generic for Metaglip* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Metaglip* side Effects include hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) which can cause symptoms such as anxiety or nervousness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, hunger, pale skin, nausea, fatigue, perspiration, headache, palpitations,breathing difficulties, severe skin reactions or excessive phlegm, fever, chills, sore throat, skin rash and redness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Metaglip*.
Generic for Metaglip* and Pregnancy
Generic Metalglip may cause harm to the human fetus. Hence, if you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy.
Generic for Metaglip* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Metaglip* is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine.
Generic for Metaglip* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Metaglip* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Metaglip* and Geriatric
Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Generic for Metaglip*, hence do consult your doctor and seek medical advice.
The above information about Generic for Metaglip* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.