Glyburide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Glyburide

Generic Name : Glyburide
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Glyburide are provided here.

Pronunciation : GLYE bue ride

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Glyburide, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y42.3 Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Glyburide

India :

Afdiex, Aviglen, Betanase, C-Mide, Codica, Daonil, D-Con, Diabetnil, Diolin, Euglucon, Glco, Glibet, Glinil, Gluconil, Glucosafe, Glunil, Glyboral, Glubovin, G-Nil, Semi Codic, Semi Daoni, Semi-Euglu, Semi-Glybo, Sugnl.

International :


Why is Glyburide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antidiabetic compound, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It is not for treating type 1 diabetes. It reduces blood glucose by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin.

When should Glyburide not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis, with or without coma, type 1 diabetes, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Glyburide?

Adult: PO- The usual starting dose is 2.5 to 5 mg daily, administered with breakfast or the first main meal.

How should Glyburide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Glyburide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart or kidney disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

• Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking while taking this medication.

• Monitor blood sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Glyburide?

Metabolic - Decrease in sugar level.
Skin - Allergic reactions such as itching, redness, hives and bruising.
Blood - Anemia, decrease in platelets and white blood cells.
Miscellaneous - Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision and joint/muscle pain.

What are the other precautions for Glyburide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Glyburide?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25°C).
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