Title

Double Trouble: Case and Commentary

UMMS Affiliation

Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Date

9-2005

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Medication Errors; Case Reports

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Primary Care

Abstract

Summary: A 79-year-old man with diabetes mellitus was admitted to the hospital with hypoglycemia. His medication regimen included Glucovance, a combination of metformin and glyburide. Upon discharge, the patient was instructed to stop the Glucovance and to begin monotherapy with Glucophage (metformin).

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Gurwitz JH. Double Trouble: Case and Commentary. AHRQ WebM&M, 2005. Link to article on publisher's website