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Glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase, Micronase) Medication Information

If your type 2 diabetes has not responded to lifestyle changes like weight loss and dietary changes, your healthcare provider may recommend an oral medication called glyburide (DiaBeta®, Glynase®, Micronase®). However, because not everyone can take this drug, it's a good idea to review its safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
For example, the drug is tolerated well by most people, but side effects are possible. Some of the medicine's most common side effects include nausea, heartburn, and low blood sugar. Also, be sure your healthcare provider knows if you have any other medical conditions, such as pituitary gland or kidney problems, or are taking any other types of medicines, including prescription and nonprescription products.
Glyburide is part of a class of diabetes medications known as sulfonylureas. They help the pancreas produce more insulin. Sulfonylureas may also help the cells respond better to insulin. This helps to lower blood sugar and keep it under better control.
(For more information about this medication, click Glyburide. This article talks about DiaBeta, Glynase, and Micronase in greater detail, covering topics such as available strengths, dosing guidelines, generic availability, and more.)
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