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General Information on Glyburide

Generic Name : Glyburide

Pronunciation : GLYE bue ride

Latest prescription information about Glyburide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
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- Micronase.

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 to 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 25C).

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