Who should not take starch blockers?
• Anyone with any type of bowel disease or significant kidney disease. Considerations: • When you take a starch blocker with an insulin secreter, you may have low blood sugars. How do I treat a low blood sugar when taking a starch blocker with an insulin secreter? • Glucose tablets and low fat milk are the only items recommended to treat these low blood sugars – Foods made of sucrose like table sugar, hard candy, juice or non diet soda WILL NOT WORK to treat a low since these drugs slow the absorption of these types of sugars. Back to Top 4. Combination drugs While taking a combination of two drugs may be easier, you should remember if you combine two drugs into one pill you are at risk for side effects of BOTH drugs. Glucovance, (Glyburide + Metformin – maximum dose is 20/2000 mg) • Glucovance needs to be discontinued up to 2 days after x-rays that require an iodine dye or some surgeries (because of the Metformin). • You may experience low blood sugar (because of the Glyburide). Metag