Glucovance is a prescription medication that is used to control blood sugar levels in patients who have type 2 diabetes. Glucovance is a combination medication that contains glyburide and metformin. These medications work by lowering the amount of sugar produced by the liver and absorbed by the stomach and intestines. Glucovance should be taken as part of a diabetes treatment program that can also include exercise and diet.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Glucovance include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Glucovance.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Glucovance?
If you miss a dose of Glucovance, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Glucovance?
Both Glucovance and the generic alternative glyburide/metformin are available in a strength of 2.5mg/500mg. Only brand name Glucovance is available in a strength of 5mg/500mg.