Glucovance contains a combination of glyburide and metformin. Glyburide and metformin are both oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels. Glucovance is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Glucovance is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common side-effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side-effects:
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
Q: What should I avoid while taking Glucovance?
A: Avoid drinking alcohol. It lowers blood sugar and may increase your risk of lactic acidosis. If you also take colesevelam, avoid taking it within 4 hours after you take Glucovance.