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Metformin Hydrochloride vs Glipizide, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 61

This is personalized comparison of Metformin Hydrochloride vs Glipizide for a male aged 61. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,598 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Glipizide (latest outcomes from 22,175 users) has active ingredients of glipizide. It is often used in diabetes.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 15,637 male patients aged 57 who take the same drugs are studied in Metformin Hydrochloride vs Glipizide

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male57Diabetes Mellitus Management

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Metformin Hydrochloride metformin hydrochlorideAndrx Pharms
Glipizide glipizideMylan

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 57 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Metformin Hydrochloride (Andrx Pharms)Glipizide (Mylan)
Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Weight DecreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Drug IneffectiveWeight Decreased
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
DiarrhoeaFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Chest Pain
VomitingDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Metformin Hydrochloride (Andrx Pharms)Glipizide (Mylan)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Cardiac Disorder
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Atherosclerosis (disorder of the arteries)Staphylococcal Sepsis (blood infection by an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)
Cardiac DisorderHypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
Ischaemic Stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain)Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusPain
Cardiac Failure CongestiveInjury
Chest PainNerve Injury

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Metformin Hydrochloride0.96%17.15%40.85%30.64%10.40%
Glipizide0.00%18.75%45.83%29.17%6.25%

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On eHealthMe, Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin hydrochloride) is often used to treat diabetes. Glipizide (glipizide) is often used to treat diabetes. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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