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Dr. Saloni Khatri
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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 (glyburide)?

What is diabeta (glyburide)?

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. Saloni Khatri
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 (glyburide)? Anything to know?

My grandfather has been prescribed diabeta (glyburide)? Anything to know?

DIABETA-GLYBURIDE: Diabeta (glyburide) 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 (glyburide)?

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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What are effects of the medication diabeta (glyburide)?

What are effects of the medication diabeta (glyburide)?

DIABETA-GLYBURIDE: Diabeta (glyburide) 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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My grandfather has been prescribed diabeta (glyburide)? Anything to know?

DIABETA-GLYBURIDE: Diabeta (glyburide) 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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Diabetas type 2 patient here. Who can I talk to about this?

Endocrinologist: Hi. Endocrinologists are the specialists in diabetes, although many primary care docs are comfortable treating type 2 diabetes. If possible, ask some diabetic friends or acquaintances if they know a good diabetes doc they're happy with. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have recently gotten diabeta (glyburide) and what are some good food choices?

I have recently gotten diabeta (glyburide) and what are some good food choices?

Many options: When choosing a diet, make sure it's one that you can maintain lifelong so do not do anything drastic. In general, you should eat lots of vegetable and fruits. Non-starchy vegetables are best: spinach, carrots, broccoli or green beans. Eat whole grain foods instead of processed food (whole wheat over white breads) add fish to your meals 2-3 times per week. Dry beans & lentils are good protein... ...Read more

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I suffer from COPD diabetas and angina and now I suffer with cramps in head and neck and legs ?

I suffer from COPD diabetas and angina and now I suffer with cramps in head and neck and legs

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So sorry: You have my deepest sympathy. I'm sure you often don't feel very well. I hope you're feeling better soon. Is there some question you might have that we could address for you here? ...Read more

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Micronase (glyburide) --how is it used?

Type 2 diabetes: This is an older sulfoaurea medication used for type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: glyburide?

Please describe the medication: glyburide?

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. ...Read more

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What are potential problems with glyburide?

What are potential problems with glyburide?

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. ...Read more

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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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What would happen if I took too much glucovance (glyburide and metformin)?

What would happen if I took too much glucovance (glyburide and metformin)?

Sick and/or low BG: Hi. If you took too much Glucovance, (glyburide and metformin) the most likely outcomes would be GI symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or hypoglycemia). ...Read more

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Can I take my Invokana and Glyburide after my scan?

Can I take my Invokana and Glyburide after my scan?

Probably: B"sd
In general glyburide and other sulfonamides are well documented to increase risk of MI about 20% — there are safer options.
Invokana is a SGLTP2i- sodium glucose transport protein inhibitor, that results in sugar in the urine. It has actually been shown to protect kidney function over the long term. It also has a diuretic effect so should skip if you are dehdrated from scan or other reason ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What other drugs are aviable to use with glyburide besides metformin?

JANUVIA (sitagliptin): Onglyza, byetta, victoza, (liraglutide) etc. Plenty of choices. ...Read more

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What difference is there between glyburide and glimepiride medications?

What difference is there between glyburide and glimepiride medications?

Same family: Hi. Glyburide is a second generation sulfonylurea and glimepiride is a 3rd generation. They work at the same receptors on the beta cell (the pancreatic cells that make insulin) and stimulate insulin release. Glimepiride is preferable because of less metabolite build up in kidney disease, but they're VERY similar. I never use them. In my opinion, based on good science, we have much better drugs. ...Read more

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What difference is there between glyburide and glimepiride medications?

What difference is there between glyburide and glimepiride medications?

Diabetes: Either glyburide or glimepiride can be prescribed for management of diabetes. There may be a cost difference in your favor or you doctor may have a good reason to prescribe one or the other.
More important — you need to take control of your eating habits, your weight (if overweight), and your exercise.
Also, please remember to measure your blood sugar regularly. Your doctor will advise you on dose ...Read more

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Gf is prescribed micronase (glyburide) in am; is that before or after breakfast?

Either wth or after: Just so you don't skip meals to avoid hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the differences between glyburide and glimepiride medications?

Please explain what are the differences between glyburide and glimepiride medications?

Similar mechanisms: Hi. Glyburide & glimepiride (& glipizide & others in the sulfonylurea class, for that matter) all work by the same mechanism to stimulate endogenous insulin release. They differ in duration of action, metabolites, accumulation in kidney disease, etc. They're archaic drugs that I never use anymore. There are much better type 2 drugs out there. Their one benefit — they're cheap. ...Read more

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Is the glipizide more effective than glyburide and januvia (sitagliptin)?

No: Depending on how high your initial sugar levels are all 3 will lower the a1c about 0.3-1.0%. Glyburide is a poor choice for people with kidney problems and januvia (sitagliptin) is expensive. Most guidelines suggest beginning with metformin. Talk to your doctor. ...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