Diabeta belongs to a class of antidiabetic medications known as sulfonylureas. Consisting of glyburide as the active ingredient, Diabeta exerts its antihyperglycemic effects by promoting the pancreatic insulin release. This helps diabetic adults to achieve better control of blood glucose levels. The pharmacological actions of Diabeta is dependent upon β cells in the pancreas. Diabeta is supplied in dosage strengths of 2.5mg or 5mg. This medication is developed by Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical company. Diabeta 5mg is a prescription medication.
Specially designed for diabetic patients, Diabeta is used to improve blood sugar (glucose) control. Diabeta is effective in treating type II diabetes, but not type I diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. For optimal results, it is recommended to closely follow lifestyle recommendations made by the doctor. This drug tends to work best when used in combination with diet and exercise. The hypoglycemic drug is intended for use in adult patients. The use of Diabeta should be avoided in pediatric patients. Patients who are also taking Tracleer (bosentan) are advised against using Diabeta. Similarly, Diabeta should not be used together with insulin, as this may increase the risk of cardiovascular events.
Diabeta has been approved by FDA for use in adults with type 2 diabetes. It enhances the insulin release by the pancreatic beta cells, thereby improving blood glucose control.