What is Glyburide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Glynase PresTab Euglukon

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See also: Glibenclamide

Glyburide is an oral anti-diabetic drug used to treat type 2 (noninsulin-dependent) diabetes (formerly 'adult-onset'), particularly in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet alone. Glyburide lowers blood sugar by stimulating the pancreas to secrete insulin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 90 49
Diabetes type 1 2 0
Increase effect of another treatment 2 0
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 1 0
General health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
4
Moderate
2
Mild
8
None
38

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glyburide

Side effect Patients
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 3
Allergic reaction 1
Breathing difficulty 1
Chronic diarrhea 1
Chronic hyperglycemia 1
Diabetes type 2 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Glyburide

Dosage Patients
5 mg twice daily 3
2.5 mg daily 2
2.5 mg twice daily 2
10 mg daily 2
0.5 mg daily 1
1.25 mg daily 1
5 mg daily 1
15 mg daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
20 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Glyburide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 14
Did not seem to work 9
Other 4
Side effects too severe 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Expense 1
See all 30 patients who've stopped taking Glyburide

Duration

Currently taking Glyburide

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Glyburide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 41
Usually 5
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 39
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 33
Not specified 16

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Glyburide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 3
Gliclazide (Diamicron) 1
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 1

Patients stopped taking Glyburide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 4
Metformin (Glucophage) 4
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 3
Dapagliflozin-metformin 1
Insulin 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

5 patient evaluations for Glyburide

Jan 27, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 2, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Didn't seem to make a differece.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 22, 2009 (Started Dec 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rashes (redness, swelling), allergic reaction, breathing difficulty, Severe Allergy,Severe rush and Severe Breathing problem)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1.25 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: First check if you are not allergic to this medication before taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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