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Micronized glyburide treats type 2 diabetes by increasing insulin production in the pancreas and helping the body respond better to insulin. The medication comes in tablet form, and is usually taken once or twice a day. This product contains very small particles of the medication, which are better absorbed into the body. Potential side effects include stomach problems, low blood sugar, and allergic skin reactions.

What Is Micronized Glyburide?

Micronized glyburide (Glynase®) is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes (also known as noninsulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes).
(Click Glyburide Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with micronized glyburide. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects of micronized glyburide include:
  • Stomach problems, such as nausea or heartburn
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Allergic skin reactions, including itching and hives.
(Click Glyburide Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects to look out for.)
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