Glyburide is used alongside diet and exercise to lower high blood sugar levels for adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Glyburide causes the pancreas to produce natural insulin. It helps the body use this insulin efficiently in breaking down sugars in the body. It also decreases the liver’s glucose production. Glyburide is the generic version of Diabeta.
Glyburide is injested by mouth as often as prescribed by the doctor, usually once or twice a day with breakfast. To reduce side effects, dosage might start from a low dose until it gradually increases depending on the body’s reception.
Take the Diabeta at the same time everyday with water. In the case of missing a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless close to the next scheduled dose. Otherwise, skip the missed dose and continue the regular dosing schedule. Avoid double dosing or making up for missed doses as the body has to get used to the consistent regulation of the blood glucose levels. Glyburide must be swallowed whole— do not break or chew tablet.
Follow any other instructions specified by your doctor or indicated on the prescription label.
These side effects are relatively mild and temporary. Should symptoms persist, contact your doctor.
Speak to your doctor immediately should any of these symptoms occur: