Generic Name - Glyburide(glibenclamide)-metformin
Category - Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Generic for Glucovance* is most commonly used in the treatment of type 2 (noninsulin dependent) diabetes. Generic for Glucovance* is a combination of 2 drugs--glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase) and metformin (Glucophage)--that attack high blood sugar levels in several ways
Generic for Glucovance* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Glucovance* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or any component of this formulation.
Generic for Glucovance* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Acid in the blood
Heart or blood vessel disorders
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Glucovance*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Beta-adrenergic blocking agents
Generic for Glucovance* Dosage
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Glucovance* for type 2 diabetes mellitus is 1.25 milligrams of glyburide with 250 milligrams of metformin once or twice daily with meals. The dosage can be increased every two weeks until blood sugar levels are controlled. The maximum recommended daily dosage of Glucovance* for previously untreated patients is 10 milligrams of glyburide with 2,000 milligrams of metformin.
Generic for Glucovance* Adverse Effects
The most common Side Effects of Generic for Glucovance* are cold sweats, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, hunger, nausea, shakiness, stomach pain, upper respiratory infections, vomiting Some of the most serious Generic for Glucovance* side Effects include breathing difficulties or shortness of breath, dark yellow or brown urine, dizziness and fever, chills, or frequent sore throats. This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Glucovance*.
Generic for Glucovance* and Pregnancy
Generic for Glucovance* has not been studied in pregnant women or animals
Generic for Glucovance* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Glucovance* passes into human breast milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who are taking this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
Generic for Glucovance* and Pediatric
Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of glyburide and metformin in children with use in other age groups.
Generic for Glucovance* and Geriatric
Generic for Glucovance* has been tested and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
The above information about Generic for Glucovance* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.
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