What do a Swiss Army knife, Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick 2-in-1 Shampoo+Conditioner, and Glucovance have in common?
They're all combination products, designed to save you time, money, or both. Drug companies are introducing more combo medications -- two drugs in one pill -- to take advantage of patent expirations and competition from generics. Glucovance is a combination of glyburide and metformin, two medications that help people with type 2 control blood glucose.
Most combination pills deliver just two different types of medicine. Usually the two meds work together to treat one disease in different ways. Some pills contain two drugs to treat conditions that commonly occur together, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Diabetes Combo Pills
Actoplus Met: Combines Actos and metformin
Avandamet: Combines Avandia and metformin
Avandaryl: Combines Avandia and glimepiride
Duetact: Combines Actos and glimepiride
Glucovance: Combines glyburide and metformin
Janumet: Combines Januvia and metformin
Metaglip: Combines glipizide and metformin
PrandiMet: Combines Prandin and metformin