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Combination Medications
Besides Glucovance, there are a variety of other combination medications available for diabetes treatment, including:
 
 
Sulfonylureas
Sulfonylureas are medications that force the pancreas to make more insulin. As a result, they are very effective at controlling blood sugar, but are also more likely to cause dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Some of these medications include:
 
Biguanides
Metformin (sold under the brand names Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, Riomet®) is the only biguanide medication currently available. Metformin works by helping the body use its natural insulin better. It also decreases sugar (glucose) production by the liver, and decreases sugar absorption from the diet.
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