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What is the difference between Glipizide, Gliclazide and Metformin?

Thursday, 16 November 2006
Answered by: Dr. (Col.) Surender Kumar
Senior Consultant & Head, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism,
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,
New Delhi

Q. What is the difference in the function of Glipizide, Gliclazide and Metformin in controlling glucose levels? In the market medicines are available in combination. Are these effective? Is there a side effect of these medicines from sex point of view like erectile dysfunction?

A.  Metformin belongs to a different group than other 2 drugs. Metformin is insulin sensitiser and other 2 produce insulin from pancreas. They don't have any side effect as such, but need to be taken under care of physician. They don't affect erectile function.

A.  Metformin belongs to a different group than other 2 drugs. Metformin is insulin sensitiser and other 2 produce insulin from pancreas. They don't have any side effect as such, but need to be taken under care of physician. They don't affect erectile function.

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