Glyburide, micronized (By mouth)
Glyburide, Micronized (GLYE-byoo-ride, MYE-kroe-nized)
Treats type 2 diabetes.
Glynase Pres-TabThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to glyburide, or if you have diabetic ketoacidosis or type 1 diabetes.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.
- Take this medicine with breakfast or your first main meal of the day unless your doctor tells you differently.
- Use only the brand of medicine your doctor prescribed. Other brands may not work the same way.
- Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Do not use this medicine if you are also using bosentan.
- Some medicines can affect how glyburide works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:
- Aspirin, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, isoniazid, miconazole, niacin, phenytoin, probenecid
- Blood pressure medicines
- Birth control pills
- Blood thinner (including warfarin)
- Diuretic (water pill)
- MAO inhibitor
- NSAID pain or arthritis medicine (including diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen)
- Phenothiazine medicine
- Steroid medicine
- Sulfa drugs
- Thyroid medicine
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart or blood vessel problems, adrenal or pituitary gland problems, or G6PD deficiency. Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol.
- This medicine may cause the following problems:
- Higher risk of heart or blood vessel problems
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Blurred vision, changes in vision
- Shaking, trembling, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, faintness or lightheadedness, hunger, confusion
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 5/1/2020
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