Who Makes It?
Sanofi-aventis manufactures DiaBeta, and Pfizer manufactures Glynase and Micronase. Several manufacturers make generic glyburide
How Does Glyburide Work?
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.
When and How to Take It
General considerations for when and how to take glyburide include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It should be taken by mouth, usually once or twice a day.
- When taking glyburide once daily, it should be taken with breakfast (or the first main meal).
- When taking the medication twice daily, the first dose should be taken with breakfast (or the first main meal).
- Glyburide should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For glyburide to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.