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Micronized Glyburide

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking micronized glyburide if you have:
 
  • Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
  • Adrenal insufficiency or adrenal fatigue
  • Pituitary gland problems
  • Any allergies, including allergies to sulfa drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Glyburide and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Will be having surgery.
     
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Glyburide Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does It Work?

Micronized glyburide is part of a class of diabetes medications known as sulfonylureas. A sulfonylurea, such as micronized glyburide, helps the pancreas make more insulin. Sulfonylureas may also help the body respond better to insulin. This helps to lower blood sugar and keep it under better control.
 

When and How to Take Micronized Glyburide

General considerations for when and how to take this drug include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It should be taken by mouth, usually once or twice a day.
  • When taking micronized 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).
  • Micronized glyburide should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
     
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