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Metaglip Alternatives

Metaglip alternatives for the treatment of type 2 diabetes include lifestyle changes, other oral diabetes medications, and insulin or other injectable diabetes medications. If lifestyle changes alone -- such as weight loss, increased physical activity, and changes in diet -- are not effective in controlling type 2 diabetes, medications such as sulfonylureas, biguanides, and meglitinides may be necessary. Metaglip alternatives are also considered if side effects become bothersome.

An Overview of Metaglip Alternatives

Metaglip® (glipizide and metformin) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. In many cases, the drug is effective in treating diabetes, and most people tolerate it well. However, as with all medicines, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not completely control diabetes. Fortunately, several substitutes for Metaglip are available, such as:

Oral Diabetes Medicines Considered Substitutes for Metaglip

Different types of oral diabetes drugs that are available to treat type 2 diabetes include:
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Biguanides
  • Meglitinides
  • Thiazolidinediones
  • Alpha glucosidase inhibitors
  • Dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitors
  • Ergot alkaloids
  • Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2 inhibitors)
  • Bile acid sequestrants
  • Combination medications.
Metaglip is a combination of a sulfonylurea (glipizide) and a biguanide (metformin).
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