Compare Glucovance vs. Humalog
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Glyburide / Metformin is an effective combination medicine for lowering blood sugar, but it is likely to cause diarrhea in the first few weeks.
Humalog is a fast-acting insulin that provides meal-time sugar control. It can cause low blood sugar, so make sure you know what the symptoms are and always have a source of sugar nearby.
- Glyburide / Metformin effectively lowers blood sugar levels more so than if each of the individual medicines it contains are taken alone.
- Protects your organs and blood vessels from the harmful effects of high blood sugar levels.
- Can potentially lower your "bad cholesterol" levels.
- Glyburide / Metformin is available in a generic form and is cheaper than many other combination diabetes medicines.
- Insulin is the most effective blood sugar-lowering medicine. When used correctly, it'll lower blood sugar every time you use it and prevent the harmful effects of high sugar levels on your organs and blood vessels.
- Humalog is a fast-acting insulin that provides sugar control after meals.
- Dose can be easily adjusted to make a customized regimen that's tailored to your body.
- Starting insulin early in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes can maintain your body's insulin-producing cells and slow down disease progression.
- Okay to use even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike most other blood sugar-lowering medicines.
- Has a higher risk than other diabetes medicine for causing blood sugar levels to be too low.
- Glyburide / Metformin is likely to cause nausea, stomach upset, or diarrhea in the first few weeks.
- Not a good treatment option for those with kidney and/or liver problems.
- Drinking large amounts of or frequently using alcohol while taking Glyburide / Metformin can cause harm to your body.
- Can cause some weight gain.
- You have to take insulin by injection.
- You have to check your blood sugar multiple times every day, usually before each meal.
- Likely to cause moderate weight gain (around 4 to 6 pounds).
- Higher risk of low blood sugar episodes than other kinds of diabetes medicines.
- Upper respiratory infection17%
- Stomach pain7%
- Lactic acid build up in blood
History of kidney problems
...and 5 more risk factors
- Low blood sugar
Skipping meals or having inconsistent meal times
...and 4 more risk factors
- Severe allergic reaction
History of allergy to sulfa-containing medicine
- Breakdown of red blood cells
People with G6PD deficiency
- Life-threatening low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia)
Insulin dose too high
...and 4 more risk factors
- Complications due to low potassium
Use of other medicine that lowers potassium
...and 1 more risk factors