Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It is said as diabetes mellitus in medical term. Type 2 diabetes is described as a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (sugar) there may be different reasons behind it. Like inadequate insulin production, improper response to insulin by your body cells or both.
Glyburide-metformin is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines. It helps in case of type 2 diabetes.
How do Glyburide-metformin works?
It belongs to the sulfonylurea class of insulin secretagogues. Certain cells in the pancreas are responsible to produce insulin known as beta cells.
Glyburide stimulates the function of this pancreatic beta cells. This allows it to produce insulin and reduce blood glucose.
Metformin is in the class of biguanides. It helps to improve glucose tolerance. It lowers basal and postprandial plasma glucose level. Metformin performs in three ways.
All this helps to maintain low glucose level in your blood. In addition to the glucose level in your blood. In addition to glucose lowering actions, glyburide produces a mild diuresis by allowing renal free water clearance.
What are the uses of Glyburide-metformin?
Treats high blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes. It is performed in combination with diet and exercise. Other uses are;
How to take Glyburide-metformin?
Glyburide-metformin is available in the form of tablets of strength 5/500mg. Your dose form and how often you take may depend on,
Adult dosage: – [age 18-64 years]
What are the precautions in taking Glyburide-metformin?
It is important to take into consideration certain conditions in taking Glyburide-metformin. Inform or ask your doctor if you have/are,
Other precautions are,
Cost of Glyburide-metformin (Generic and brand).
Generic medicines are cheap but show the same effect. Both generic and brand version contain the same active ingredient. Brand drugs as costlier as compared to generic drugs. The increased cost is due to the pricing, packaging and the brand name of the company.
Cost of generic Glyburide-metformin.
Pack of 30tablets of strength 5mg/500mg costs $ 8 per unit cost is $ 0.27.
Cost of brand Glucovance.
Pack of 30 tablets of strength 5mg/500mg cost $ 49.63 per unit cost is $ 1.65.