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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking It?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Metaglip if you have:
 
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Adrenal insufficiency or pituitary insufficiency
  • Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
  • Low vitamin B12 levels (pernicious anemia)
  • A history of heart attack or stroke
  • Adrenal insufficiency or adrenal fatigue
  • Pituitary gland problems
  • An upcoming surgery or procedure (including x-rays and other radiology procedures)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to sulfa drugs, food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Metaglip and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol.
     
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Metaglip Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Alternatives to Metaglip

In general, treatment for type 2 diabetes begins with lifestyle changes (for example, weight loss, exercise, and diet). If lifestyle changes alone are not effective in managing diabetes, medication, such as Metaglip, may be necessary.
 
The main goal of diabetes medicine is to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce your risk of developing problems related to diabetes, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems. Because Metaglip can lower blood sugar levels, people may be able to lower their risk for developing problems related to high blood sugar.
 
Most of the time, Metaglip is quite effective at controlling blood sugar. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, you may need to combine Metaglip with another diabetes medicine, such as a thiazolidinedione or insulin.
 
You may also wish to consider a substitute for Metaglip. These substitutes can include other combination medications or a different type of diabetes medication.
 
(Click Metaglip Alternatives to learn more.)
 
To learn about controlling diabetes through lifestyle choices, click any of the following links:
 
Common Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy

Metaglip Drug Info

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