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What is glyburide?im taking it twice in the morning for my diabetes

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Dr. Aaron Pardini
Specializes in Endocrinology
Glyburide: Glyburide is a diabetes drug that is called a sulfonylurea. It works by increasing more secretion of insulin in your blood which lowers your blood. It is one of the few pills that is used to treat diabetes during pregnancy
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Sulfonaurea: which stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
It causes: the pancreas to release insulin
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
An insulin releaser: Glyburide (called glibenclamide outside the U.S.) Is a sulfonylurea anti-diabetic agent. It causes the pancreas to release insulin. It can do this even in the absence of food, so can cause the sugar to get too low. Glyburide can be a problem in the elderly, again because of the risk for low blood sugar. If you take this medicine, it could be dangerous to skip meals.

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