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Is Generic Glipizide and Metformin as Good as Metaglip?

All generic medications must have certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generic version is equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that the generic medication is equivalent to the brand-name medication. All of the generic Metaglip versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Metaglip.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients from the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which might cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.

What If My Insurance Won't Cover Metaglip?

Some insurance companies that do not cover Metaglip may cover the two medications in Metaglip separately. In other words, even if Metaglip is not covered, you may have coverage for glipizide and metformin separately. You would need two separate prescriptions from your healthcare provider, and you would likely need to pay two co-pays. For some people, this option may be more cost-effective, although it would result in taking more tablets per day.
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