Can Glucovance interact with other medications or foods?

The diabetes drug Glucovance (glyburide and metformin) interacts with many medications. Some of these drugs affect how well Glucovance works. Glucovance can also affect how well other medications work. To avoid problematic drug interactions, be sure to tell your doctor about all your medications (prescription or over-the-counter) and dietary supplements. Do not take any new medicine or supplement without talking to your doctor first.

You don't have to avoid any specific foods while you're on Glucovance, but a healthy diet (along with exercise) is an essential part of controlling type 2 diabetes. Be careful if you drink alcoholic beverages. Glucovance can cause drowsiness, which alcohol intensifies. People who drink heavily or binge on alcohol should not take Glucovance, because the combination increases the risk for developing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or a rare but potentially fatal condition called lactic acidosis.

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