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Glyburide General Information
Micronase (Glyburide) is used to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. It used along with a proper diet and exercise. It may also be used in combination with other diabetes medicines.
Controlling high blood sugar may prevent blindness and kidney damage. It may also prevent sexual function problems, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Proper control of diabetes may lessen your risk of stroke and heart attack.
How does Micronase (Glyburide) work?
Glyburide Insulin is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas. That when released into the blood, it causes cells in the body to remove sugar from the blood. It decreases the formation of glucose by the liver. Those people with type 2 diabetes have high glucose levels in their blood. It is because the cells in their bodies are resistant to the glucose-removing effect of the insulin. The liver creates too much glucose.
In addition, in type 2 diabetes the pancreas is unable to create the increased amounts of insulin that are necessary to overcome the resistance. This drug reduces blood sugar by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin.
Why use Micronase (Glyburide)?
Micronase contains an active ingredient of Glyburide. It is in the class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. This product comes as a tablet for oral use. Each tablet has the strength of 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, and 5 mg. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication in 1984.
How to use Micronase (Glyburide)?
This medication is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken once a day. Each dose is to be taken with breakfast or the first main meal of the day.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to it. Remember to take it at the same time each day. Do not take it more than the prescription.
What are the side-effects of Micronase (Glyburide)?
- Stomach pain
- Feeling full
- Joint or muscle pain
- Low fever
- Pale skin
- Skin rash or itching
- Easy bleeding
Warnings and Precautions
- Tell your doctor if you have any medical history or current medications or treatments.
- This drug may have an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction. Let your doctor know if you have any allergies.
- Limit your time in the sun. This medication may make you feel more sensitive to the sun.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first before using it.