Glyburide and Metformin
Glyburide and Metformin: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking glyburide and metformin if you have:
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Adrenal insufficiency or pituitary insufficiency
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Low vitamin B12 levels (pernicious anemia)
- A history of a heart attack or stroke
- Adrenal insufficiency or adrenal fatigue
- Pituitary gland problems
- An upcoming surgery or procedure (including x-rays and other radiology procedures)
- Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD deficiency)
- Any allergies, including allergies to sulfa drugs, food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Glucovance and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Glyburide and Metformin for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take glyburide and metformin.)