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Glyburide Diabetes Medicine

Glyburide (DiaBeta®, Glynase®, Micronase®) is a prescription drug licensed to treat type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise alone are not successful in lowering blood sugar. It can be used alone or in combination with another diabetes medicine.
As part of a class of diabetes medicines known as sulfonylureas, glyburide is thought to work by helping the pancreas produce more insulin. It may also help the cells respond better to insulin, which helps to lower blood sugar and keep it under better control.
As with any drug, side effects are possible. Glyburide has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, with many people being evaluated. Based on these studies, the most common side effects of this diabetes medication included:
  • Stomach problems, such as nausea or heartburn
  • Low blood sugar
  • Allergic skin reactions, including itching and hives.
(To read the full article on this type 2 diabetes medicine, click Glyburide. Topics covered in this overview include when and how to take it, overdose information, why it may not be suitable for everyone, and more.)
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