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Glyburide Pills

People with type 2 diabetes may be able to get their blood sugar under control by using glyburide (DiaBeta®, Glynase®, Micronase®), an oral diabetes medicine. This drug comes in the form of a tablet (pill) that is taken by mouth, once or twice a day. Glyburide pills work by helping the pancreas produce more insulin; they may also improve how the cells respond to insulin.
The standard recommended starting dose of this drug is 2.5 mg to 5 mg daily (1.5 mg to 3 mg daily if using micronized glyburide), taken with breakfast or the first main meal. If you have kidney or liver problem, or certain other medical conditions, your healthcare provider may start you with a lower dose.
(To learn more about how and when to take the pills, click Glyburide Dosing. This article also explains what to do if you miss a dose and why you shouldn't stop taking glyburide without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.)
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