Generic name: Glyburide/Metformin
Brand name: Glucovance
Glucovance is a combination of two oral medications Glyburide and Metformin. These two are used to treat type-2 diabetes. It is not used to treat type-1 diabetes.
Glyburide and metformin both medications are used to restore complete response of the body towards producing insulin naturally. They both worked to decrease the levels of blood sugar produced by liver.
Glucovance (Glyburide/Metformin) Uses
Glucovance is used to treat type-2 diabetes along with exercise and better diet. Glyburide is a drug associated with the class sulfonylurea, helps to lower the levels of blood sugar by decreasing the amount of sugar in the liver makes by your body and releasing the natural insulin. Metformin reduces the levels of blood sugar by decreasing the amount of sugar produced by the liver and absorbed by the stomach. Both help to restore the response of the body towards producing insulin naturally. The medication is taken directly by mouth as prescribed by the doctor concerning the treatment plan and proper diet.
Glucovance (Glyburide/Metformin) Side effects
This medication contains some short term and long term side effects. Make it confirm that your doctor or pharmacist must know about the risk of side effects and benefits of the medicine and he or she must set a healthy treatment plan.
Some of the common short term side effects encompasses of mild stomach or abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea weight gain and dizziness. The long term effects of the medicine are fever, pale yellow urine and stool, chest pain, swelling of lips, sore throat, eyes and face, yellow coloration of skin.
Call your doctor immediately and ask about the dosage if you are experiencing any of the given short term or long term side effects from the medication.
Glucovance (Glyburide/Metformin) Precautions
Glucovance should not be taken by the patients of type-1 diabetes. Continue taking glucovance even when you are feeling well, it take time to give complete benefits mostly 3 to 4 weeks. This medicine may contain some inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions or other health problems. Before using the medication tell your doctor about any previous medical history if you have like liver disease, kidney problem, serious infections and many others.
Glucovance (Glyburide/Metformin) Interaction
Glucovance when interact with many other medication it may cause changes in life style and health. It can interact with allergic medication, antibiotics, asthma medications, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, cold medicines, and many others. Interaction of alcohol with glucovance can increase the risk of increased level of blood sugar or developing lactic acidosis. Glucovance can make your skin sensitive to sunlight.