SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects include
Other commonly reported side effects with Glucovance therapy include
Other side effects include
- hypoglycemia (low blood glucose),
- blood disorders,
- decrease blood sodium levels,
- sensitivity to the sunlight,
- liver disease,
- hives, and
- hypersensitivity type reactions.
Metformin can cause a rare but serious condition known as lactic acidosis, a build-up of acid in the blood. Lactic acidosis can cause death and requires immediate treatment. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include
- muscle pain,
- pain in the stomach,
- difficulty breathing,
- dizziness, and
- slow or irregular heartbeat.
Patients suspected of having signs or symptoms of lactic acidosis must seek emergency medical help.
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