What makes Glucovance so different from other diabetes medication on the market today? What exactly is Glucovance and what does it do? Glucovance is for diabetes patients and is an oral medicine that helps in managing blood your blood sugar levels. This is a two part oral diabetes medication for the treatment of those with type II diabetes who do not rely on insulin. Glucovance is not intended for the treatment for Type 1 diabetes. Glucovance should be taken exactly as prescribed. It is not smart to increase or decrease your dosage without the approval of your doctor. Doing so may be detrimental to your health. Glucovance is only part of a combination treatment method. Glucovance needs to be taken with meals and should be part of an overall healthy lifestyle. It’s important to take your medication regularly and also participate in an active exercise regimen that focuses on healthy eating habits and weight loss. It’s important to follow all of your doctor’s directions and recommendations while taking Glucovance in order for the medication to be beneficial to your health.

What should you know before you start taking this medication? Is there anything in your medical history that would make it unwise for you to take Glucovance? There is in fact important information that you should familiarize yourself with before you start taking this, or any kind of new medication. You shouldn’t take Glucovance if you have congestive heart failure or kidney disease. If you begin to experience any type of ketaocidos reaction, you need to seed medical treatment. Ketaocidos can cause you to go into a diabetic coma if not treated properly and quickly; Glucovance is not meant to be a treatment for if you experience Ketaocidos. Discuss with your doctor any history of liver, heart disease, or stroke in you or your family. This can be an important factor to determine if you are a good candidate for taking Glucovance. It’s also important to mention your taking of Glucovance to any doctor before certain testing is done. Glucovance can interfere with different types of medical testing if the doctor is not aware of your prescription.

As with any medication, there is the possibility of an adverse reaction. Which Glucovance this reaction is called lactic acidosis. Lactic acidosis can occur when there is a build-up of lactic acids in the body. When taking Glucovance it’s extremely important to note any unusual side effects such as weakness, increased sleepiness, slow heart rate, cold or numb feeling, muscle pain, shortness of breath, stomach pain, light headiness, and fainting. All of these are symptoms of lactic acidosis and should be treated by medical professionals. Even if you are experiencing just a few of these symptoms it is wise to contact your doctor immediately.

As with any medication you need to consider the risk of drug interaction when taking other medications, even those that are over the counter medications. Speak to the pharmacist or your doctor before you decide to mix medications. Also consult with your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or breast feeding. It’s wise to take everything into consideration when taking medication such as Glucovance.

Author: Staff Writers

Content published on Diabetic Live is produced by our staff writers and edited/published by Christopher Berry. Christopher is a type 1 diabetic and was diagnosed in 1977 at the age of 3.