GLYBURIDE


 

GLYBURIDE Drug Information

Drug Name: GLYBURIDE

GLYBURIDE DESCRIPTION:
ANTIDIABETICS - ORAL

COMMON GLYBURIDE BRAND NAME(S):
Diabeta, Diabinese, Dymelor, Micronase, Orinase, Tolinase

GLYBURIDE SIDE EFFECTS:
Headache, stomach upset, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea or vomiting may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. Inform your doctor if you develop: itchy skin, dark urine, fever, sore throat, swelling of the hands or feet, unusual bleeding or bruising. GLYBURIDE can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The symptoms include chills, cold sweat, shaking, rapid heart rate, weakness, headache, fainting. If you experience these symptoms, eat a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, orange juice, honey, non-diet soda. Tell your doctor about the reaction. To help prevent hypoglycemia, eat meals on a regular schedule and do not skip meals. Symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) include confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, or fruity breath odor. If these symptoms occur, contact your doctor. GLYBURIDE can increase sensitivity to sunlight. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

HOW TO USE GLYBURIDE:
GLYBURIDE: May be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. Take GLYBURIDE at the same time(s) each day in order to maintain a constant blood level. Monitor blood glucose levels daily while taking GLYBURIDE. GLYBURIDE must be used along with a proper diet and an exercise program.

GLYBURIDE USES:
GLYBURIDE is used in the treatment of diabetes.

GLYBURIDE PRECAUTIONS:
Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, any allergies. Avoid alcohol while taking GLYBURIDE. It can cause facial flushing, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or stomach pain. GLYBURIDE may make you prone to sunburn. Wear protective clothing and a sunscreen if needed. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. Insulin therapy may be necessary during pregnancy. Certain oral antidiabetic medications are excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

GLYBURIDE DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially if you are using: "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin); MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine); beta-blockers (e.g., metoprolol, propranolol, timolol); glaucoma eye medicines; aspirin-like drugs; probenecid. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

GLYBURIDE OVERDOSE:
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include shakiness, nervousness, rapid heartbeat, hunger, or sweating.

GLYBURIDE NOTES:
It is important you wear or carry medical identification indicating you are a diabetic. It is recommended you attend a diabetes education program to understand diabetes and all aspects of its treatment including diet, exercise, personal hygiene, medications and getting regular eye exams. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent heart disease, strokes, kidney disease and circulation problems.

MISSED GLYBURIDE DOSE:
If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

GLYBURIDE STORAGE:
Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information on enrollment call Medic Alert(TM) at 1-800-854-1166. In Canada call 1-800-668-1507.


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