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Lowers blood sugar.
Glyburide / Metformin is an effective combination medicine for lowering blood sugar, but it is likely to cause diarrhea in the first few weeks.
Lowers blood sugar.
Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast-acting insulin that controls blood sugar around meal times.
3.7/ 5 average rating with 280 reviewsforHumalog
- 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.
- Humalog (insulin lispro) is the most effective medication for lowering your blood sugar.
- Works quickly to control your sugar levels after meals.
- Dose can be easily adjusted to create a regimen that's tailored to your body's needs.
- Humalog (insulin lispro) can be used even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike other anti-diabetic medications.
- 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 Humalog (insulin lispro) by injection.
- Humalog (insulin lispro) is likely to cause moderate weight gain (around 4 to 6 pounds).
- There is a higher risk for episodes of low blood sugar compared to other anti-diabetic medications.
- Effects do not last long enough to control your blood sugar for a whole day.
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6possible side effects
- Upper respiratory infection17%
- Stomach pain7%
The Humalog (insulin lispro) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
- Lactic acid build up in blood
- History of kidney problems
- History of liver problems
- Those with congestive heart failure
- Using contrast dye for procedures
- Undergoing surgery
- Drinking large amounts or frequent use of alcohol
- Serious heart problems
- Low blood sugar
- Skipping meals or having inconsistent meal times
- Drinking alcohol
- Using other blood sugar-lowering medicine
- People age 60 or older
- Those with kidney and/or liver problems
- 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
- Use of other blood sugar lowering medications
- Poor injection techniques
- Complications due to low potassium
- Use of medications that lower potassium
- Current electrolyte imbalance
- Severe allergic reactions
- Allergy to insulin