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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Diabeta (Overview)

DiaBeta is a second generation sulfonylurea which is a kind of diabetes-related drug (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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What is diabeta?

What is diabeta?

Diabetes pill.: Diabeta is a brand of the medication glyburide. It is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. It is available as generic Glyburide (lower in cost). It may not be the safest of this class, known as sulfonylurea medications, however (concerns about hypoglycemia in patients with kidney disease and heart effects in patients with heart disease). ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
29 doctors shared insights

Diabeta (Overview)

DiaBeta is a second generation sulfonylurea which is a kind of diabetes-related drug (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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My grandfather has been prescribed diabeta? Anything to know?

My grandfather has been prescribed diabeta? Anything to know?

DIABETA-GLYBURIDE: Diabeta is a Glyburide generic name, it is used to treat type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise.It brings the blood sugar down and can sometime cause hypoglycemia.If you skip a meal , exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. ...Read more

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How long does it take for glyburide to become effective?

How long does it take for glyburide to become effective?

Varies (1 - 2 hours): Depending on the formulation ingested (micronized (glynase) or conventional Glyburide (diabeta, micronase)) onset of action ranges from about 1 to 2 hours with a maximum reduction of blood sugar seen within 3-4 hours. May last in body for over 18 to 24 hours. Should be taken with breakfast or main meal of the day to help reduce symptoms of low blood sugar (tremors, sweating, irritable, fatigue). ...Read more

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Is glyburide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is glyburide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Glyburide is sometimes used by some physicians during pregnancy for diabetes but this is not the most standard treatment. Most diabetics requiring medication will be changed to Insulin to control blood sugar during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there long term effects of diabetes medication (glyburide, metformin)?

Are there long term effects of diabetes medication (glyburide, metformin)?

Not many: Glyburide is a sulfonourea (it forces your pancreas to produce more insulin). Metformin does three things... It helps your Insulin work better by making the Insulin receptors in the body more sensitive, it slows glucose absorption in the intestine, and slows the production of glucose by the liver. ...Read more

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What is diabeta?

Diabetes pill.: Diabeta is a brand of the medication glyburide. It is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. It is available as generic Glyburide (lower in cost). It may not be the safest of this class, known as sulfonylurea medications, however (concerns about hypoglycemia in patients with kidney disease and heart effects in patients with heart disease). ...Read more

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My grandfather has been prescribed diabeta? Anything to know?

DIABETA-GLYBURIDE: Diabeta is a Glyburide generic name, it is used to treat type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise.It brings the blood sugar down and can sometime cause hypoglycemia.If you skip a meal , exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. ...Read more

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What are effects of the medication diabeta?

What are effects of the medication diabeta?

DIABETA-GLYBURIDE: Diabeta is a Glyburide generic name, it is used to treat type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise.It brings the blood sugar down and can sometime cause hypoglycemia.If you skip a meal , exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Curet
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Glyburide (Definition)

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 ...Read more