- Sitagliptin Phosphate–Metformin Hydrochloride
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Metaglip* used for?
Generic for Metaglip* (Glipizide–Metformin) is an oral medication used to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) patients. This medication is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines, Glipizide and Metformin, which help control blood sugar levels. It is used along with a diet and exercise program. By controlling high blood sugar, Generic for Metaglip* helps prevent kidney disease, heart disease, circulation problems, strokes, impotence, and blindness. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Metaglip*?
The dosage of Generic for Metaglip* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Metaglip* with meals.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Metaglip*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Metaglip* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Metaglip*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Metaglip*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Metaglip*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Metaglip*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Metaglip*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Metaglip* can interact with steroids, thyroid medicines, and diuretics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Metaglip*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Metaglip* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Metaglip* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Metaglip* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Metaglip* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Metaglip* can cause side effects such as dizziness, headache, mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, muscle pain, and cough. 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*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Metaglip*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Metaglip* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Metaglip*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Metaglip*?
How will Generic for Metaglip* work in my body?
How should Generic for Metaglip* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Metaglip* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Metaglip* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.