Compare Farxiga vs. glyburide

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Farxiga (dapagliflozin)

Prescription only

Diabeta (glyburide)

Prescription only
Lowers blood sugar.

Farxiga (dapagliflozin) can be used together with other diabetes medicines to help lower your blood sugar, but it can be expensive because it's brand name.

Lowers blood sugar.

Diabeta (glyburide) is a good oral anti-diabetic medicine, but can cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.

4.4/ 7 average rating with 110 reviewsforglyburide
  • Can lower A1c by 1% (A1c measures your average blood sugar over time.)
  • Can help you lose weight.
  • Less chance of low blood sugar than other diabetes medicines.
  • 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.
  • Not a first choice medicine for diabetes because it doesn't lower blood sugar as much as other medicines.
  • Higher risk of genital yeast infections and urinary tract infections.
  • This is an expensive medication with no generic available at this time.
  • Not shown to improve cardiovascular outcomes like other similar medicines because it can increase cholesterol.
  • Not a good choice if you drink a lot of alcohol.
  • 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.
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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Female yeast infection
  • Common cold symptoms
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Back pain
  • Increased urination
  • Male yeast infection
  • Nausea
  • Flu
  • Increased cholesterol
  • Constipation
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The Diabeta (glyburide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Low blood pressure

    Taking water pills for blood pressure

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Kidney problems

    Kidney damage

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Increased acid and ketones in the blood

    Long periods of fasting

    ...and 3 more risk factors

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  • Low blood sugar

    Over age 65

    ...and 4 more risk factors

  • Severe allergic reactions

    History of sulfa allergies

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