Combination therapy with an insulin-stimulating agent (i.e. glibenclamide [glyburide]) and an insulin-sensitising agent (i.e. metformin) is an optimal and rational therapeutic first- and second-line treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Single-tablet glibenclamide/metformin achieves better glycaemic control than monotherapy with either agent. The improved convenience of fixed-dose glibenclamide/metformin may improve patient compliance with treatment, thereby improving glycaemic control.
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