Drug name: Generic Glucovance
Active substance: glyburide and metformin
Pharmacological effects: Glucovance is a peroral hypoglycemic preparation that contains two active ingredients(glyburide and metformin). Glyburide works by stimulating the production of insulin by the β-cells of the pancreatic gland. Glybiride also increases the sensitivity of the insulin receptors, located on the surface of the cells, to insulin. Metformin helps to increase the glucose utilization by the cells. Metformin also decreases the absorption of glucose in the intestinal mucous lining, normalizes lipid metabolism and enhances the processes of fibrinolysis.
Indications: Glucovance is approved to treat diabetes type 2
Warnings and Precautions: Glucovance should not be used in the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity to any components of the preparations.
- Diabetes type I
- Low blood sugar levels
- Diabetic lactoacidosis
- Diabetic precoma
- Severe diseases manifested in kidney and liver failure
- Hypoxic conditions
- Simultaneous application of iodine-containing contrast agent
Glucovance side effects: Drugs may cause side effects which in specific patients may manifest differently. In the following paragraph we want to underline the most serious and frequent side effect of Glucovance that were identified by the drug manufacturers. The possibility of the adverse effect manifestation depends only on the individual and his specific traits.
- The most common Glucovance side effects include: low blood sugar levels, upper respiratory tract infections, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and dizziness.
- The less commin Glucovance side effects: signs of lactic acidosis, signs of high blood sugar levels, signs of low blood sugar levels, chest pain and dermatological reactions.
For full information on any risks and adverse effects associated with Glucovance, please consult your doctor, read the included leaflet or contact our customer support service.
Interactions: Before using Glucovance please tell your doctor which drugs or supplements you are already taking including those bought without a prescription. Also check if any additional medicines which you will take during the course of Glucovance therapy are safe in combination. Especially mention if you are taking the following groups of drugs:
- Bets blockers
- Calcium channel blockers
- H2 histamine receptor blockers
- Fluoroquinolone antiobiotics
- Antituberculous medications
- MAO inhibitors
- Nicotinic acid containing medicines
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Oral birth control pills
- Phenothiazine medications
- Anti-epileptic medicines
- "Sulfa drugs"
- Thyroid medications
Patient's information: Glucovance is not to be shared with healthy individuals. It is strictly FORBIDDEN to use the drugs in treatment of any conditions unrelated to their indications. The product as well as utilized vials, syringes, needles if used during the course of treatment should be kept out of reach of children and never reused.