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Glucovance Alternatives

There are several Glucovance alternatives for treating type 2 diabetes, including lifestyle changes, other oral diabetes medications, and insulin or other injectable diabetes medications. While lifestyle changes are important for all people with type 2 diabetes, for many people they are not enough. As a result, other medications -- such as sulfonylureas, biguanides, and meglitinides -- may be necessary.

Glucovance Alternatives Explained

Glucovance® (glyburide and metformin) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. For the most part, Glucovance is effective at treating diabetes and is well-tolerated. However, as with all medicines, it is possible that side effects will occur with Glucovance or that the medicine may not completely control a person's diabetes. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to Glucovance for treating type 2 diabetes.
Some of these Glucovance alternatives include:

Oral Diabetes Medicines Considered Glucovance Substitutes

Fortunately, there are many different types of oral diabetes drugs available to treat type 2 diabetes, including:
  • Combination medications
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Biguanides
  • Meglitinides
  • Thiazolidinediones
  • Alpha glucosidase inhibitors
  • Dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitors
  • Ergot alkaloids
  • Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2 inhibitors)
  • Bile acid sequestrants.


Glucovance is a combination of a sulfonylurea (glyburide) and a biguanide (metformin).
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