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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. 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


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Micronase (glyburide) --how is it used?

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?

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. ...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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Glynase Prestab (Definition)

Glynase PresTab is a second generation sulfonylurea which is a kind of diabetes-related drug ...Read more


Micronase (Definition)

Micronase is a second generation sulfonylurea which is a kind of diabetes-related drug ...Read more