What generation is glyburide?
Glyburide: a second-generation sulfonylurea hypoglycemic agent.
What family is glyburide in?
Glyburide belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. These drugs act by closing ATP-sensitive potassium channels on pancreatic beta cells. The ATP-sensitive potassium channels on beta cells are known as sulfonylurea receptor 1 (SUR1).
Is there a generic for glyburide?
About Glyburide Glyburide is only available as a generic drug; all brands have been discontinued. Generic glyburide is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Who manufactures glyburide?
Squibb & Sons, L.L.C. GLUCOVANCE® (Glyburide and Metformin HCl) Tablets contain 2 oral antihyperglycemic drugs used in the management of type 2 diabetes, glyburide and metformin hydrochloride. Glyburide is an oral antihyperglycemic drug of the sulfonylurea class.
How is glyburide used to treat type 2 diabetes?
Glyburide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Glyburide is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Glyburide is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
Is the glyburide 5 mg pill a controlled substance?
Glyburide is used in the treatment of diabetes, type 2 and belongs to the drug class sulfonylureas . Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy. Glyburide 5 mg is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
How many milligrams of glyburide should I take?
Current insulin dose 20-40 units: Discontinue insulin and initiate glyburide dose at 5 mg/day (regular) or 3 mg/day (micronized)
Are there any side effects to taking glyburide?
Before taking glyburide, tell your doctor if you have taken another oral diabetes medicine or used insulin during the past 2 weeks. Glyburide may increase your risk of serious heart problems, but not treating your diabetes can also damage your heart and other organs.