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Please describe the medication: glyburide?

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Dr. Michael Dansie answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. It is an antidiabetic drug in a class of medications known as sulfonylureas, closely related to sulfa drugs.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

A drug to treat diabetes by stimulating beta cell to produce/secrete more insulin but works no matter what blood sugar is- thus high rate hypoglycemia-low blood sugar; and weight gain significantly increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events amer assoc of clinical endocrinology recommends it be "used rarely, if at all" incretins much safer;no hypoglycemic risk if used without Insulin or su.

Answered Jun 25, 2014

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