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Is Metformin better than glipizide?
Metformin does not increase the concentration of insulin in the blood and does not cause excessively low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia) when used alone. Metformin can reduce complications of diabetes such as heart disease, blindness, and kidney disease. … Glipizide is an oral drug used to treat type 2 diabetes.
Can I take metformin and glipizide at the same time?
Glipizide and metformin combination can cause low blood sugar. However, it also can occur if you delay or miss a meal or snack, drink alcohol, exercise more than usual, cannot eat because of nausea or vomiting, take certain medicines, or take glipizide and metformin with another type of diabetes medicine.
What is the best time of day to take glipizide?
Take 30 minutes before a meal for maximum effectiveness. Glipizide is usually taken once a day; however, some people may experience better control if they take it twice a day. Talk to your doctor about what you should do if you become ill as fever, trauma, infection or surgery may disrupt your blood sugar control.
How does metformin and glipizide work?
Glipizide is a sulfonylurea and works by stimulating the release of your body's natural insulin and by decreasing the amount of sugar that your liver makes. Metformin is a biguanide and works by decreasing the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that your stomach/intestines absorb.