Generic Metaglip is developed by medical scientists to treat type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. Generic Metaglip tablets contain 2 oral antihyperglycemic drugs used in the management of type 2 diabetes, glipizide and metformin hydrochloride. Glipizide appears to lower blood glucose acutely by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas, an effect dependent upon functioning beta cells in the pancreatic islets. Metformin hydrochloride is an antihyperglycemic agent that improves glucose tolerance in patients with type 2 diabetes, lowering both basal and postprandial plasma glucose. Generic Metaglip is not taken to treat type 1 diabetes. Generic name of Generic Metaglip is Glipizide-Metformin. Brand names of Generic Metaglip are Metaglip.
Take Generic Metaglip with a meal, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow the pill whole.
Take Generic Metaglip at the same time each day. Do not take more often than directed.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Generic Metaglip suddenly.
Patients over 65 years old may need a smaller dose than younger adults.
Metaglip Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Generic Metaglip and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Generic Metaglip overdosage: 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, extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, and seizure (convulsions).
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Metaglip More Info
Active Ingredient: Glipizide.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Povidone, Croscarmellose Sodium, And Magnesium Stearate The Tablets Are Film Coated, Which Provides Color Differentiation,
Do not take Generic Metaglip if you are allergic to Generic Metaglip components.
Be careful with Generic Metaglip if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.
Generic Metaglip is not taken to treat type 1 diabetes.
Do not take Generic Metaglip if you have congestive heart failure or kidney disease, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Try to be careful with Generic Metaglip in case of using such medications as: furosemide (Lasix), nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), cimetidine (Tagamet) or ranitidine (Zantac), amiloride (Midamor) or triamterene (Dyrenium), digoxin (Lanoxin), morphine (MS Contin, Kadian, Oramorph), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl, Procanbid), quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinidex, Quinaglute), trimethoprim (Proloprim, Primsol, Bactrim, Cotrim, Septra), vancomycin (Vancocin, Lyphocin) or ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox).
You may be more likely to have hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) if you take Generic Metaglip with other drugs that can raise blood sugar, such as: isoniazid, diuretics (water pills), steroids (prednisone and others), heart or blood pressure medication (Cartia, Cardizem, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan, and others), niacin (Advicor, Niaspan, Niacor, Simcor, Slo-Niacin, and others), phenothiazines (Compazine and others), thyroid medicine (Synthroid and others), birth control pills and other hormones, seizure medicines (Dilantin and others) and diet pills or medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies.
You may be more likely to have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you take Generic Metaglip with other drugs that can lower blood sugar, such as: exenatide (Byetta), probenecid (Benemid), some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin or other salicylates (including Pepto-Bismol), sulfa drugs (Bactrim and others), a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), beta-blockers (Tenormin and others) or other diabetes medications, especially acarbose (Precose), metformin (Glucophage), miglitol (Glyset), pioglitazone (Actos), o rosiglitazone (Avandia).
Try to avoid unhealthy food. Do not skip meals.
Do not stop take Generic Metaglip suddenly.