- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Glucovance* used for?
Generic for Glucovance* (Glyburide/Glibenclamide–Metformin) is an anti-diabetic medicine that helps control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). It is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines, Glyburide/Glibenclamide and Metformin, which works by stimulating the release of your body's natural insulin. It is used along with a diet and exercise program to lower high blood sugar in patients. By controlling high blood sugar, Generic for Glucovance* helps prevent kidney disease, heart disease, nerve problems, strokes, impotence, and blindness. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Glucovance*?
The dosage of Generic for Glucovance* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Glucovance* with meals.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Glucovance*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Glucovance* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Glucovance*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Glucovance*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Glucovance*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Glucovance*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Glucovance*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Glucovance* can interact with steroids, thyroid medicines, and diuretics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Glucovance*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Glucovance* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Glucovance* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Glucovance* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Glucovance* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Glucovance* can cause side effects such as sneezing, runny nose, headache, dizziness, mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. 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*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Glucovance*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Glucovance* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Glucovance*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Glucovance*?
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The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Glucovance* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.