Compare Glyxambi vs. Glucovance

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Lowers blood sugar.

Glyxambi (empaglifozin / linagliptin) is a combination drug that lowers the number of pills you have to take, but may be more expensive than the individual components.

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.

Upsides
  • Lowers A1c levels by 1.0-1.5%.
  • Can cause weight loss.
  • Taken once daily.
  • Can lower the risk of death in those with underlying heart disease.
  • 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.
Downsides
  • May not be good for people who have kidney problems.
  • Not available as a generic, so can be more expensive than other diabetes medications.
  • Can increase likelihood of urinary tract or yeast infections.
  • May cause you to urinate more frequently throughout the day.
  • 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.
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Side effects
4possible side effects
  • Urinary tract infection
    13%
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
    7%
  • Common cold
    6%
  • Low blood sugar
    2%
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6possible side effects
  • Upper respiratory infection
    17%
  • Diarrhea
    17%
  • Headache
    9%
  • Nausea/vomiting
    8%
  • Stomach pain
    7%
  • Dizziness
    6%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Danger from acid (ketones) build up
    • Kidney problems
    • Liver problems
    • Alcohol use
    • Age 65 or older
    • Surgery
    • Contrast Dye
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Calorie restriction
  • Low blood pressure
    • Taking blood pressure lowering medications
    • Low salt diet
    • Kidney problems
    • Age 65 or older
  • Bone fractures
    • Low blood pressure
    • Weak bones (Osteoporosis)
  • Urinary tract or genital area infections
    • History of urinary tract infections
    • History of fungal genital infections
    • Uncircumcised males
  • Pancreas swelling (pancreatitis)
    • History of pancreatitis
    • History of gallstones
    • Alcoholism
    • Elevated triglycerides
  • Kidney damage
    • History of kidney damage
    • Heart failure
    • Blood pressure medicines (diuretics, ACE inhibitors, ARBs)
    • NSAIDs use
  • Low blood sugar
    • Taking other diabetic medications
    • Insulin use
    • Sulfonylurea use
    • Increased exercise
    • Drinking alcohol
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  • 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
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