How can I minimize the side effects of glyburide and metformin?

You can minimize side effects from the combination drug glyburide and metformin (brand name: Glucovance) by taking it exactly as your doctor prescribes. Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of this diabetes drug in order to reduce the risk that you'll develop very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or other side effects, which may include stomach pains or diarrhea. He or she will likely tell you to slightly increase your daily dose after two weeks and every two weeks thereafter until you reach the best dose for you. Pay attention to how you feel, and let your doctor know of any symptoms that bother you or don't go away.

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