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Brand Names: DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase

Generic Name: glyburide (Pronunciation: GLYE bue ride)

What is glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase)?

Glyburide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels.

Glyburide is used to treat type 2 diabetes.

This medication is not for treating type 1 diabetes.

Glyburide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Glyburide 1.25 mg-D-TEV

oblong, white, imprinted with GLYBUR

GlyBURIDE 1.25 mg-GG

round, white, imprinted with cor 123

Glyburide 1.25 mg-GRE

round, white, imprinted with G 3725

Glyburide 1.25 mg-M-TEV

round, white, imprinted with N 342, 1.25

Glyburide 1.5 mg-MYL

oblong, white, imprinted with M 113

Glyburide 2.5 mg-COP

oblong, pink, imprinted with GLYBUR, 433 433

Glyburide 2.5 mg-D-TEV

oblong, pink, imprinted with GLYBUR, 433 433

Glyburide 2.5 mg-GRE

round, pink, imprinted with G 3726

Glyburide 2.5 mg-M-TEV

round, white, imprinted with N 343, 2.5

Glyburide 2.5 mg-NVP

round, peach, imprinted with N 343, 2.5

Glyburide 3 mg-MYL

oblong, yellow, imprinted with M 125

Glyburide 5 mg -COP

oblong, blue, imprinted with GLYBUR, 364 364

Glyburide 5 mg-D-TEV

oblong, blue, imprinted with GLYBUR


round, green, imprinted with cor 125

Glyburide 5 mg-GRE

round, blue, imprinted with G 3727

Glyburide 5 mg-M-TEV

round, green, imprinted with N 344, 5

Glyburide 5 mg-NVP

round, green, imprinted with N 344, 5

Glyburide 6 mg-MYL

oblong, blue, imprinted with M 142

Glyburide Micronized 1.5 mg-STA

oval, white, imprinted with MOVA, MO3 1.5

Glyburide Micronized 1.5 mg-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 1.5 034, N

Glyburide Micronized 3 mg-COP

hexagonal, green, imprinted with COPLEY, 381 381

Glyburide Micronized 3 mg-STA

oval, blue, imprinted with MOVA, MO4 3.0

Glyburide Micronized 3 mg-TEV

oval, blue, imprinted with 3 035, N

Glyburide Micronized 6 mg-TEV

oval, blue, imprinted with 6 036, N

Glynase 3 mg

oblong, blue, imprinted with PT PT, GLYNASE 3

Glynase 6 mg

oblong, yellow, imprinted with PT PT, GLYNASE 6

What are the possible side effects of glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase)?

Stop using glyburide and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • pale skin, confusion or weakness;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin; or
  • headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, feeling unsteady, hallucinations, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild nausea, heartburn, feeling full;
  • joint or muscle pain;
  • blurred vision; or
  • mild itching or skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to glyburide, if you are being treated with bosentan (Tracleer), if you have type 1 diabetes, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).

Before taking glyburide, tell your doctor if you are allergic to sulfa drugs, if you have been using insulin or chlorpropamide (Diabinese), or if you have hemolytic anemia (a lack of red blood cells), an enzyme deficiency (G6PD), a nerve disorder, liver disease, or kidney disease.

Take care not to let your blood sugar get too low. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur if you skip a meal, exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. Symptoms include headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, tremor, irritability, or trouble concentrating. Carry hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar. Other sugar sources include orange juice and milk. Be sure your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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