Diabeta

(glyburide)

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Lowers blood sugar.

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

Quick facts about glyburide
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (glyburide)
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Upsides

  • 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.

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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Diabeta (glyburide) stimulates your body to release insulin and lower blood sugar.

Quick facts about glyburide
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (glyburide)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
People’s experience with glyburide

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What to expect when you take Diabeta (glyburide) for Improves blood sugar levels

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Side effect rates for Diabeta (glyburide)

Risks and Warnings for Diabeta (glyburide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Over age 65
    • Kidney problems
    • Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines
    • Alcohol
    • Intense physical activity

    Diabeta (glyburide) can cause low blood sugar which can be life-threatening. This is more likely if you are elderly or have kidney problems. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the symptoms of low blood sugar and how to treat it.

Common concerns from people taking Diabeta (glyburide)

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Pregnancy
Alcohol
  • Try to avoid drinking alcohol while on Diabeta (glyburide).
Food
  • Eat well-balanced meals to avoid low blood sugar.
Kidneys and liver
  • Not ideal for elderly or those with poor kidney function.
Weight
  • Can cause weight gain, dizziness, or stomach upset.
  • Can cause weight gain (about 2 to 3 pounds).