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What are potential problems with glyburide?

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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Hypoglycemia: Prolonged hypoglycemia (mild to severe -low blood sugar- noted as tremor, sweating, headache, fatigue, confusion ) is the most common/ concerning side effect of glyburide, this is due to its long half- life / active metabolite compared to other 2nd generation sulfonylureas. Minor weight gain seen. Nausea, heartburn (GI) are transient/ dose related. Rash/itching may occur. Liver injury is rare.

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