I began taking Glucovance sporadically in June 2007, but I've only been taking it regularly for about a week for Type 2 Diabetes I was using another treatment and my pharmacist told me I'd actually be taking three meds instead of one or two. That scared me, but I went ahead and took one anyway. Within less than an hour, my blood glucose had dropped from 180 to 92. Because it worked so fast and so well, I decided to use the other med instead. Then, about a week ago, sugar started rising and I couldn't get it down. Doctor advised me to start taking the GlybMetformin regularly and drop the other med. I tnow take one 5/500mg tab twice daily with meals. I've had absolutely no side effects and have seen no drug interactions. My blood sugar is now near normal and stays that way consistently. I would recommend Glucovance or any of its generic equvalents to anyone with Type 2 Diabetes. .
At first this medicine is very difficult to adjust too, certain foods react poorly with it. Things that are high in sugar don't get along with it well, and for me personally cottage cheese seems to react negatively; all tend to cause me painful stomach aches.
Though I've taken it now for two years and it's help me with my diet (considering the quick slap on the hand for high-sugar intake) and I've been able to facilitate the weight loss I so desperately needed because my body was not "out-of-wack"
This is the only reason I know get my menstrual cycle, and I no longer have a lot of the embarrassing symptoms of PCOS.
I also had the stomach aches for awhile during my adjustment to the medication, and noticed that certain foods trigger the stomach aches more than others.
SINCE I STARTED THIS THREATMENT MY GLOUCOSE LEVELS WERE GOOD . MY VISION IMPROVED AND SO WAS MY MEMORY. i ALSO COMBINED THIS WITH DIET AND EXCERCISE
Metformin is my main drug in controling my type 2 diabetes.
This Medication is a dream. My doctor gave this to me to try for one month. Well, now it has been 3 years and I am still on it. I had no side effects with it medication. Thank God for this med
My diabetes treatment is three fold. I take medication ( glucophage, gliperide, & actos) follow a diabetes friendly diet and exercise regularly. My medications are glucophage 1000mg in the morning and 1500mg at night; actos 45 mg in the morning and gliperide 20 mg in the morning. My diet is based on a 1800 calorie ADA diet with meals including no more than 60 grams of carbohydrate and snacks with no more than 15-30 grams of carbohydrate. My exericse is a minimum of 20 minutes of walking 3-4 days a week.
Treatment started as a very low dose at 500mg/day at the evening meal. Dose was increased by 500mg on the second week and stayed the same for 3 weeks. On week 5 dose was increased by 500mg for another 2 weeks. Another 500mg increase up to 2000mg/day until beginning of the pregnancy.
two pills in the morning and two in the evening.
Metformin 500 mg taken twice a day. This controlled by blood sugar but it is important to realize that the medication does not peak until about 4-6 hours after it is taken. This is important knowledge to have in order to time the administration of the drug. When I took it too close to dinner time, it was not as effective as when I took it 4-5 hours before dinner. I wish my healthcare provider or pharmacist had told me when it peaked but that information came from a diabetes educator. I got better control after I knew when to take my dose.