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GLIPIZIDE AND METFORMIN HCL tablet, film coated


  1. Patient Information
  2. Q2. What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
  3. Q3. Why Is It Important To Control Type 2 Diabetes?
  4. Q4. How Is Type 2 Diabetes Usually Controlled?
  5. Q5. Does Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets Work Differently From Other Glucose-control Medications?
  6. Q6. What Happens If My Blood Sugar Is Still Too High?
  7. Q7. Can Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets Cause Side Effects?
  8. Q9. Are There Any Serious Side Effects That Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets Can Cause?
  9. Call Your Doctor Right Away If You Have Any Of The Following Symptoms, Which Could Be Signs Of Lactic Acidosis:
  10. Most People Who Have Had Lactic Acidosis With Metformin Have Other Things That, Combined With The Metformin, Led To The Lactic Acidosis. Tell Your Doctor If You Have Any Of The Following, Because You Have A Higher Chance For Getting Lactic Acidosis With Glipizide And Metformin Tabltes If You:
  11. Q10. Can I Take Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets With Other Medications?
  12. Q11. What If I Become Pregnant While Taking Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets?
  13. Q12. How Do I Take Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets?
  14. Q13. Where Can I Get More Information About Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets?
  15. Manufactured For:

Patient Information 

Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets USP

WARNING: A small number of people who have taken metformin hydrochloride have developed a serious condition called lactic acidosis. Tell your doctor if you have severe kidney problems. (

Your doctor has prescribed Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets to treat your type 2 diabetes. This is also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

Q2. What Is Type 2 Diabetes? 

People with diabetes are not able to make enough insulin and/or respond normally to the insulin their body does make. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical problems, including kidney damage, amputations, and blindness. Diabetes is also closely linked to heart disease. The main goal of treating diabetes is to lower your blood sugar to a normal level.

Q3. Why Is It Important To Control Type 2 Diabetes? 

The main goal of treating diabetes is to lower your blood sugar to a normal level. Studies have shown that good control of blood sugar may prevent or delay complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, or blindness.

Q4. How Is Type 2 Diabetes Usually Controlled? 

High blood sugar can be lowered by diet and exercise, a number of oral medications, and insulin injections. Before taking Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets you should first try to control your diabetes by exercise and weight loss. Even if you are taking Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets, you should still exercise and follow the diet recommended for your diabetes.

Q5. Does Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets Work Differently From Other Glucose-control Medications? 

Yes, they do. Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets combines 2 glucose-lowering drugs, glipizide and metformin. These 2 drugs work together to improve the different metabolic defects found in type 2 diabetes. Glipizide lowers blood sugar primarily by causing more of the body's own insulin to be released, and metformin lowers blood sugar, in part, by helping your body use your own insulin more effectively. Together, they are efficient in helping you to achieve better glucose control.

Q6. What Happens If My Blood Sugar Is Still Too High? 

When blood sugar cannot be lowered enough by Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets, your doctor may prescribe injectable insulin or take other measures to control your diabetes.

Q7. Can Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets Cause Side Effects? 

Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets, like all blood sugar-lowering medications, can cause side effects in some patients. Most of these side effects are minor. However, there are also serious, but rare, side effects related to Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets (

The most common side effects of Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets are normally minor ones such as diarrhea, nausea, and upset stomach. If these side effects occur, they usually occur during the first few weeks of therapy. Taking your Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets with meals can help reduce these side effects.

Symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), such as lightheadedness, dizziness, shakiness, or hunger may occur. The risk of hypoglycemic symptoms increases when meals are skipped, too much alcohol is consumed, or heavy exercise occurs without enough food. Following the advice of your doctor can help you to avoid these symptoms.

Q9. Are There Any Serious Side Effects That Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets Can Cause? 

People who have a condition known as glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and who take Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets may develop hemolytic anemia (fast breakdown of red blood cells). G6PD deficiency usually runs in families. Tell your doctor if you or any members of your family have been diagnosed with G6PD deficiency before you start taking Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets.

Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets rarely causes serious side effects. Metformin , one of the medicine in Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets, can cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis (a buildup of aan acid in the blood) that can cause death. Lactic acidosis is a medical emergency and must be treated in the hospital.

Call Your Doctor Right Away If You Have Any Of The Following Symptoms, Which Could Be Signs Of Lactic Acidosis: 

  • you feel cold in your hands or feet
  • you feel dizzy or lightheaded
  • you have a slow or irregular hearteat
  • you feel very weak or tired
  • you have unusual (not normal) muscle pain
  • you have trouble breathing
  • you feel sleepy or drowsy
  • you have stomach pains, nausea or vomiting

Most People Who Have Had Lactic Acidosis With Metformin Have Other Things That, Combined With The Metformin, Led To The Lactic Acidosis. Tell Your Doctor If You Have Any Of The Following, Because You Have A Higher Chance For Getting Lactic Acidosis With Glipizide And Metformin Tabltes If You: 

  • have severe kidney problems or your kidneys are affected by certain x-ray tests that use injectable dye.
  • have liver problems
  • drink alcohol very often, or drink a lot of alcohol in short-term "binge" drinking
  • get dehydrated (lose a large amount of body fluids). This can happen if you are sick with a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. Dehydration can also happen when you sweat a lot with activity or exercise and do not drink enough fluids.
  • have surgery
  • have heart attack, severe infection, or stroke

The best way to keep from having with lactic acidosos from metformin is to tell your doctor if you have any of the problems in the list above. Your doctor may decide to stop your Glipizide and Metformin HCl tablets for a while if you have any of these things.

Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets can have other serious side effects. "

Q10. Can I Take Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets With Other Medications? 

Remind your doctor that you are taking Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets when any new drug is prescribed or a change is made in how you take a drug already prescribed.

Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets may interfere with the way some drugs work and some drugs may interfere with the action of Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets.

Q11. What If I Become Pregnant While Taking Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets? 

Tell your doctor if you plan to become pregnant or have become pregnant. As with other oral glucose-control medications, you should not take Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets during pregnancy.

Usually your doctor will prescribe insulin while you are pregnant. As with all medications, you and your doctor should discuss the use of Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets if you are nursing a child.

Q12. How Do I Take Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets? 

Your doctor will tell you how many Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets to take and how often.

This should also be printed on the label of your prescription. You will probably be started on a low dose of Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets and your dosage will be increased gradually until your blood sugar is controlled.

Q13. Where Can I Get More Information About Glipizide And Metformin Hcl Tablets? 

This leaflet is a summary of the most important information about Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets.

If you have any questions or problems, you should talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider about type 2 diabetes as well as Glipizide and Metformin HCl Tablets and its side effects. There is also a leaflet (package insert) written for health professionals that your pharmacist can let you read.

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Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

1.866.901.DRUG (3784)

Made in India

Revised: 10/17



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