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Generic Glyburide and Metformin

Various companies make a generic version of glyburide and metformin, including Sandoz and Teva Pharmaceuticals. The FDA has given an "AB" rating to these generic medications, which means they are considered equivalent to brand-name glyburide and metformin. However, these drugs may contain different inactive ingredients that could cause problems for certain people.

Generic Glyburide and Metformin: An Overview

Glyburide and metformin (Glucovance®) is a prescription medication that has been licensed as a type 2 diabetes treatment. It is a combination medication containing glyburide (DiaBeta®, Glynase®, or Micronase®) and metformin hydrochloride (Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, or Riomet®).
 
Brand-name Glucovance is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. However, it is also available in generic form.
 

Strengths of Generic Glyburide and Metformin

Generic glyburide and metformin is available in the following strengths:
 
  • Glyburide and metformin 1.25 mg/250 mg tablets -- containing 1.25 mg glyburide and 250 mg metformin
  • Glyburide and metformin 2.5 mg/500 mg tablets -- containing 2.5 mg glyburide and 500 mg metformin
  • Glyburide and metformin 5 mg/500 mg tablets -- containing 5 mg glyburide and 500 mg metformin.

   

Who Makes Generic Glyburide and Metformin?

Various generic manufacturers make this medication, such as:
 
  • Actavis, U.S.
  • Par Pharmaceutical
  • Sandoz
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals.
     
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