GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low blood sugar

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • muscle tremors
  • headache
  • nausea
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • nervousness
  • inadequate vitamin B12
  • a common cold
  • taste impairment
  • weight loss
  • vomiting
  • abdominal bloating

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • trouble breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • weight gain
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • a nail disorder
  • dizziness
  • flu-like symptoms
  • excessive sweating
  • chills
  • a skin rash
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • heart throbbing or pounding

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • porphyria cutanea tarda
  • hepatic porphyria
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • a blood disorder
  • liver damage
  • liver failure
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
  • blockage of normal bile flow
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
  • low blood sugar
  • increased blood acidity due to high levels of lactic acid
  • megaloblastic anemia
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of lung disorder
  • inflammation of the liver with stoppage of bile flow

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • irritation of the stomach or intestines
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • itching
  • hives
  • a skin rash
  • intense abdominal pain

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