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About Glyburide

5 mg Glyburide dosing is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Diabeta medication may also be used with other diabetes medications. Diabeta capsules Control high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Glyburide also controls Diabetes Insipidus. It belongs to the class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. It lowers blood sugar by causing the release of your body’s natural insulin.

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking 5 mg Glyburide dosing and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Glyburide comes in different types of tablets which provide different amounts of the medication. Do not switch between different forms or brands of diabetes Insipidus unless directed by your doctor.

  • Take Diabeta medication by mouth with breakfast or the first main meal of the day as directed by your doctor.
  • Usually once daily.
  • Some patients, especially those taking higher doses, may be directed to take diabetes Insipidus twice a day.
  • The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.

If you are already taking another diabetes drug (such as chlorpropamide), follow your doctor’s directions carefully for stopping the old drug and starting Diabeta capsules.

If you are also taking colesevelam, take Diabeta capsules at least 4 hours before colesevelam.

Use 5 mg Glyburide dosing regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (your blood sugar is too high or too low).

Side effects

  • Nausea
  • heartburn
  • stomach fullness
  • weight gain

Before any of these Diabeta capsules effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed Diabeta medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using diabetes Insipidus do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including

  • signs of infection (such as persistent sore throat, fever)
  • easy bleeding/bruising
  • stomach pain
  • yellowing eyes/skin
  • dark urine
  • unusual tiredness/weakness
  • unusual/sudden weight gain
  • mental/mood changes
  • swelling of the hands or feet
  • seizures
Some rare and serious side effects

5 mg Glyburide dosing can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). This may occur if you do not consume enough calories from food or if you do unusually heavy exercise. Symptoms of low blood sugar include

  • sudden sweating
  • shaking
  • fast heartbeat
  • hunger
  • blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • tingling hands/feet

It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you don’t have these reliable forms of glucose, rapidly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or drinking fruit juice or non-diet soda. Tell your doctor right away about the reaction and the use of this product. To help prevent low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule, and do not skip meals. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to find out what you should do if you miss a meal.

Symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) include thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, and fruity breath odor. If these diabetes Insipidus symptoms occur, tell your doctor right away. Your dosage may need to be increased.

A very serious allergic reaction to Diabeta capsules is rare. However, get medical help right away.

Warnings & Precautions

  1. Before taking 5 mg Glyburide dosing, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies.
  2. Before using Diabeta medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
  3. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness.
  4. Limit alcohol while taking this medication.
  5. Limit your time in the sun.
  6. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps.
  7. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.

It may be harder to control your blood sugar when your body is stressed (such as due to fever, infection, injury, or surgery). Consult your doctor because this may require a change in your treatment plan, medications, or blood sugar testing.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Diabeta medication, especially low blood sugar.

During pregnancy, Diabeta capsules should be used only when clearly needed. Pregnancy may cause or worsen diabetes. Discuss a plan with your doctor for managing your blood sugar while pregnant. Your doctor may substitute insulin for this drug during pregnancy. If diabetes Insipidus is used, it may be switched to insulin at least 2 weeks before the expected delivery date because of glyburide’s risk of causing low blood sugar in your newborn. Discuss the risks and benefits of diabetes Insipidus with your doctor.

It is unknown if Diabeta medication passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.


Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval.

A product that may interact with this drug is bosentan.

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