Glucovance medication is an anti-diabetic drug prescribed in patients to treat type 2 diabetes (non-insulin diabetes). This medication is a combination of glyburide and metformin. The active ingredient, Glyburide, causes the pancreas to release more insulin in the bloodstream while Metformin lessens sugar absorption from the stomach, reduces sugar stored from the liver, and aids the body in better sugar utilization.
- In people with type 2 diabetes, Glucovance Tablet is used in conjunction with diet and exercise to enhance blood sugar management.
- This drug may be used alone or in combination with other medications to manage type 2 diabetes in patients who do not use daily insulin injections.
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- Glucovance should be taken with food.
- While using this drug, drink lots of water.
- If you have vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever, call your doctor. Dehydration can occur due to these situations, which can be problematic when taking this medication.
- You may feel unusually hungry, dizzy, irritated, confused, worried, or shaky if you have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Eat or drink a fast-acting source of sugar to swiftly correct hypoglycemia (fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, or non-diet soda).
Glucovance Side Effects
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Swelling, fast weight gain, and shortness of breath are all symptoms of cardiac trouble.
- Severe hypoglycemia – extreme weakness, blurred vision, perspiration, difficulty speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, seizure;
- Lactic acidosis is characterized by the unusual muscle discomfort, difficulty breathing, stomach pain, vomiting, erratic heart rate, dizziness, coldness, and a sensation of weakness or exhaustion.
- If you have severe renal disease, are taking Bosentan (Tracleer), or have metabolic acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis, you should not use Glucovance (call your doctor for treatment).
- You may need to temporarily stop taking this medication if you need an x-ray or CT scan that requires a dye to be injected into your veins.
- Lactic acidosis, a harmful build-up of lactic acid in the blood, may occur. If you have unusual muscular pain, difficulties breathing, stomach discomfort, dizziness, feeling cold, or feeling very weak or exhausted, call your doctor or get immediate medical treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
-What to avoid while on Glucovance?
Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages. It reduces blood sugar levels and raises the risk of lactic acidosis. If you are taking Colesevelam, do not take it within 4 hours of taking this medication.
-Can Glucovance be taken together with vitamins?
While using glyburide and metformin, your doctor may recommend that you take additional vitamin B12. Only take the vitamin B12 dosage that your doctor has advised.
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