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Composition for GLIPIN-MF

Glipizide(500 mg),Metformin(NA)

food interaction for GLIPIN-MF

alcohol interaction for GLIPIN-MF

pregnancy interaction for GLIPIN-MF

lactation interaction for GLIPIN-MF

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Glipizide with alcohol may reduceblood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptoms.
Glipin-mf tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Glipin-mf tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Glipizide(500 mg)


Glipizide is used to lower the blood sugar level in patients with Type-2 diabetes mellitus that is not controlled by diet and exercise alone.

How it works

Glipizide belongs to a class of medicines called sulphonylurea. Glipizide acts by promoting insulin secretion in the body, so that the blood sugars are utilized by various organs, leading to a fall in blood levels of sugar.

Common side effects

Nausea, Itchy rash, Abdominal pain, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Blurred vision, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fall in blood sugar level, Sleepiness, Tremor, Vomiting


Metformin is an antidiabetic medicine that helps to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

How it works

Metformin belongs to class of medications called antidiabetics.It decreases the amount of glucose absorbed from the food and the amount ofglucose made by liver. Metformin also increases the body's response to insulin(a natural substance that controls the amount of glucose in the blood).

Common side effects

Flatulence, Muscle pain, Abdominal bloating, Chest pain, Skin rash, Flushing, Abdominal pain, Nail disorder, Diarrhoea, Headache, Indigestion, Bitter taste, Constipation, Allergic reaction, Heartburn


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Expert advice for GLIPIN-MF

  • Do not take glipizide, if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus or have had impaired consciousness due to severe diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or deficiency of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).
  • Do not take glipizide, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do inform your doctor, if you are about to have major surgery or have had a recent injury (trauma) or develop a fever or severe infection.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery, if you have just started taking glipizide as it may cause excessive fall in the blood sugar level leading to the following symptoms: confusion, faintness, sweating, dizziness, drowsiness, headache shakiness (tremor) and visual disturbances.

Frequently asked questions for GLIPIN-MF


Q. Can you take glipizide with sulfa allergy?
You can take glipizide if you are not allergic to glipizide or drugs from the same class i.e. sulphonylureas, sulphonamides or to any ingredients of the glipizide table. Glipizide is not contraindicated in patient with sulfa allergy.
Q. Can you take glipizide with or without metformin?
You can take glipizide with or without metformin. However, always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Can I take glipizide with insulin?
Yes. However, always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Can I take glipizide with levothyroxine?
When levothyroxine is taken with glipizide, it may compromise the blood sugar controlling effect of glipizide. However, levothyroxine and glipizide can be taken together at a dose and schedule advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take glipizide with paracetamol (Tylenol)?
Glipizide and paracetamol have no known adverse drug interactions and can be taken together. However, always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Can I take glipizide with ibuprofen?
Concomitant administration of glipizide with ibuprofen may cause excessive lowering of the blood sugar level (hypoglycemia).Ibuprofen can be taken with glipizide if indicated provided that you follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and schedule of use of drugs.


Q. Is Metformin a birth control pill/ insulin / statin/ banned drug?
Metformin (also available as glyciphage, glycomet, glycomet SR) is an antidiabetic drug used in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients, as an adjunct to the diet and exercise.
Q. Is metformin safe?
Metformin is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is metformin good for weight loss / weight loss in non-diabetics?
Metformin is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients. 


Content on this page was last updated on 03 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)