Glyburide Medication Information
The prescription medication glyburide (DiaBeta®, Glynase®, Micronase®) is approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It comes in tablet form and is generally taken once or twice a day.
Although most people tolerate it well, side effects are possible. Common side effects seen with glyburide include:
- Low blood sugar
- Stomach problems, such as nausea or heartburn
- Allergic skin reactions, including itching and hives.
Because not everyone should use this medication, the drug information for glyburide should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. For example, your healthcare provider needs to know if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. You should also provide a list of all medications and supplements you are taking.
(For more information, click Glyburide. This article discusses the medication in greater detail, including an explanation of how it works, safety issues to be aware of before taking it, and the difference between micronized and unmicronized glyburide.)