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Side Effects of Metaglip

Although most people tolerate the drug without problems, side effects with Metaglip are possible. Common ones include diarrhea, headaches, and an upper respiratory tract infection. Side effects are typically minor and easily treated. However, some Metaglip side effects are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider, such as chest pain, loss of coordination, or trouble breathing.

Side Effects of Metaglip: An Introduction

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Metaglip® (glipizide and metformin). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Metaglip. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Metaglip side effects with you.)

Common Metaglip Side Effects

Metaglip has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, with many people being evaluated. In these studies, the side effects occurring in a group of people taking the drug are always documented and compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
Based on these studies, the most common side effects of Metaglip include:
  • Diarrhea -- occurring in up to 18.4 percent of people
  • Headache -- in up to 12.6 percent
  • An upper respiratory tract infection (similar to the common cold) -- in up to 10.3 percent
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) -- in up to 9.3 percent (see Metaglip and Blood Sugar)
  • Muscle pain or joint pain -- in up to 8 percent
  • Nausea or vomiting -- in up to 8 percent
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- in up to 5.7 percent
  • Dizziness -- in up to 5.2 percent
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) -- in up to 3.5 percent
  • A urinary tract infection (UTI) -- in up to 1.1 percent.
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