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Glucovance Side Effects

While most people tolerate Glucovance well, there are some potential side effects of the medication. A few common Glucovance side effects include low blood sugar, dizziness, and diarrhea. There are also some more serious side effects of Glucovance that you should report to your healthcare provider, such as chest pain, signs of lactic acidosis, and symptoms of low or high blood sugar. You should also let your healthcare provider know if you experience anything that "just does not seem right" while taking Glucovance.

Glucovance Side Effects: An Introduction

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Glucovance® (glyburide and metformin). However, not everyone who takes Glucovance will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate Glucovance well. When Glucovance side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(The Glucovance side effects discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with Glucovance. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)

Common Glucovance Side Effects

Glucovance has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to side effects occurring in another group of people not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common side effects of Glucovance include:
  • Low blood sugar -- up to 37.7 percent of people (see Glucovance and Hypoglycemia)
  • Upper respiratory tract infections (similar to the common cold or flu) -- up to 17.3 percent of people
  • Diarrhea -- up to 17 percent of people
  • Nausea or vomiting -- up to 7.6 percent of people
  • Abdominal pain (or stomach pain) -- up to 6.9 percent of people
  • Dizziness -- up to 5.5 percent of people.
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