DiaBeta Drug Information
Part of a class of drugs known as sulfonylureas, DiaBeta® (glyburide) is a prescription drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. It works to lower blood sugar levels by helping the pancreas produce more insulin and improving the body's response to it.
DiaBeta comes in tablet form and is usually taken once or twice a day. It is generally well tolerated. However, as with any medication, side effects are possible. In clinical studies, common side effects included:
- Allergic skin reactions, such as itching and hives
- Stomach problems, such as nausea
- Low blood sugar.
Prior to beginning treatment with DiaBeta, review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. This product can react with other medications, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all other medicines you are taking. He or she also needs to know about any other medical conditions you have, such as kidney problems or adrenal insufficiency.
(For more information on this drug, click DiaBeta. This article goes into more detail about how the medicine works, general dosing guidelines, and safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)