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Glyburide and Metformin and Fasting Blood Sugar
Fasting blood sugar is another way to study the effects of diabetes drugs. In previous studies, people taking glyburide and metformin decreased their fasting blood sugar levels by 41.5 mg/dL on average. People taking glyburide or metformin alone did not decrease their fasting blood sugar levels as much as people taking glyburide and metformin.

When and How to Take Glyburide and Metformin

Some general considerations for when and how to take glyburide and metformin include:
  • Glyburide and metformin comes in tablet form. It should be taken by mouth once or twice daily with meals.
  • In order to prevent an upset stomach, it is best to take glyburide and metformin with food.
  • Glyburide and metformin should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
  • For glyburide and metformin to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Glyburide and metformin will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing With Glyburide and Metformin

The dose of glyburide and metformin your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How well your diabetes is controlled
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Glyburide and Metformin Dosing for more information about dosing for glyburide and metformin.)
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