glipiZIDE-metformin (generic name)

Treatment is combined with diet and exercise
(GLIP i zide; met FOR min)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever, chills, sore throat
  • low blood glucose (ask your healthcare professional for a list of these symptoms)
  • muscle aches or pains
  • nausea, vomiting, unusual stomach upset or pain
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual stomach pain or discomfort
  • unusually tired or weak

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • metallic taste in mouth
  • stomach discomfort, gas, bloating

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed and protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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