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Doctor insights on: Glyburide Allergy In Children

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Dr. John Chiu
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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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Is the glipizide more effective than glyburide and januvia (sitagliptin)?

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

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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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What med is better for you actos (pioglitazone) or glyburide I am a 65 year old man whom have been taken glyburide and now my dr want's me to take actos (pioglitazone) I have notice that actos (pioglitazone) have been haveing a lot of lawsuirs

What med is better for you actos (pioglitazone) or glyburide I am a 65 year old man whom have been taken glyburide and now my dr want's me to take actos (pioglitazone) I have notice that actos (pioglitazone) have been haveing a lot of lawsuirs

There: There are pros and cons to all meds. Glyburide is a frequent cause of low blood sugar, sometimes life threatening. It tends to cause weight gain also. As a diabetes specialist, I never prescribe glyburide. Actos (pioglitazone) has many benefits despite the lawsuits. Metformin is often stopped when people can still stay on it. The slow release form of metformin is better tolerated from a diarrhea/stomach standpoint. Metformin is very cheap or even free in some areas of the country. There are newer excellent agents that do not cause low sugar and some can be helpful for weight loss. Insulin is sometimes the best approach and if used right, safer than glyburide.
See the links below. ...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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What is glyburide? I'm taking it twice in the morning for my diabetes

What is glyburide? I'm 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?

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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Do you know if there are side effects from taking glucovance (glyburide and metformin)?

Glucovance (glyburide and metformin): Hi. Glucovance (glyburide and metformin) (metformin + glyburide combination) is not one of my preferred type 2 drugs. But it's inexpensive and will help for awhile before losing effective. Metformin side effects (assuming normal kidney function) are GI (things like nausea, diarrhea). Glyburide side effect is low but real risk of hypoglycemia. If you have decent insurance, there are better type 2 drugs out there. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm using glucovance, (glyburide and metformin) is there any problem if I take it along with food?

What do you advise if I'm using glucovance, (glyburide and metformin) is there any problem if I take it along with food?

In fact: You probably want to take this medication with food. It's a combination of metformin and glyburide. While the metformin isn't likely going to lead to low blood sugars (hypoglycemia) even when taken without food. It's possible that the glyburide could lead to hypoglycemia if you are not eating. ...Read more

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