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Glyburide Diabetic Drug Information

Glyburide (DiaBeta®, Glynase®, Micronase®) is a medicine prescribed to help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It causes the pancreas to produce more insulin and improves the body's response to insulin. As a result, blood sugar levels decrease. The drug comes in tablet form, and is typically taken once or twice a day.
Before beginning treatment with this diabetes drug, glyburide's safety information should be fully reviewed with your healthcare provider. Also, tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the following:
  • Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
  • Adrenal insufficiency or adrenal fatigue
  • Pituitary gland problems
  • Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
(For more information on this diabetic drug, click Glyburide. This article takes an in-depth look at this medicine, explaining how glyburide works for type 2 diabetes, what to expect while taking it, and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)
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