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Please describe the medication: glyburide?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Diabetes medication: 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.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
A sulfonylurea: 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.

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