Compare Apidra vs. glyburide

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Apidra
(insulin glulisine)

Diabeta
(glyburide)

Coming soon.Lowers blood sugar. Diabeta (glyburide) is a good oral anti-diabetic medicine, but can cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
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Coupons for Apidra
Best available price for 1 (5 solostar pens of 3ml) carton of apidra
Coupons for glyburide
Best available price for 60 (5mg) tablets of glyburide
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Have you used Apidra (insulin glulisine)?
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Reviews for glyburide
45%
+55% better vs. Apidra
34%
+66% better vs. Apidra
21%
+21% better vs. Apidra
110 reviews
Have you used Diabeta (glyburide)?
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Side effects
Apidraglyburide

We haven’t found good data for Apidra side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Apidra »
  • Nausea and heartburn 2%
  • Skin allergies 2%
More glyburide side effects »
How it works
Apidraglyburide
Coming soon.Diabeta (glyburide) stimulates your body to release insulin and lower blood sugar.
Type of medication
Apidraglyburide
Prescription only
Available as
Apidraglyburide
  • Injection
  • Pill
Used for
Apidraglyburide
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
Apidraglyburide
    Coming soon.
    • Over age 65
    • Kidney problems
    • Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines
    • Alcohol
    • Intense physical activity
    Detailed Diabeta (glyburide) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Alcohol
    Apidraglyburide
    No alcohol related info.
    • Try to avoid drinking alcohol while on Diabeta (glyburide).
    Food
    Apidraglyburide
    No food related info.
    • Eat well-balanced meals to avoid low blood sugar.
    Kidneys and liver
    Apidraglyburide
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • Not ideal for elderly or those with poor kidney function.
    Weight
    Apidraglyburide
    No weight related info.
    • Can cause weight gain (about 2 to 3 pounds).
    • Can cause weight gain, dizziness, or stomach upset.
    Upsides and benefits
    Apidraglyburide
    Coming soon
    • Available as an oral tablet.
    • Lowers your A1c (average blood sugar over time) up to 2%.
    • Available in generic version.
    • Available in single pill combination with other anti-diabetic medicines.
    Downsides and risks
    Apidraglyburide
    Coming soon
    • More likely to cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar than other types of oral anti-diabetics.
    • You will have to check your blood sugar often when you first start taking it.
    • Can cause weight gain (about 2 to 3 pounds).
    • Not ideal for elderly or those with poor kidney function.
    • May not work as well for those with severe diabetes and when pancreas cannot produce insulin.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Apidraglyburide
    Coming soon
    • Check your blood sugar regularly.
    • Eat well-balanced meals to avoid low blood sugar.
    • Works best if you take it 30 minutes before first main meal of the day.
    • Can cause weight gain, dizziness, or stomach upset.
    • Try to avoid drinking alcohol while on Diabeta (glyburide).
    Learn more
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