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 86 44
Diabetes Mellitus 3 1
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 6
None 35

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 12 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Glyburide

Dosage Patients
2.5 mg twice daily 6
2.5 mg daily 5
10 mg twice daily 3
5 mg daily 2
10 mg daily 2
5 mg twice daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Glyburide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 13
Did not seem to work 7
Other 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 28 patients who’ve stopped taking Glyburide

Duration

Currently taking Glyburide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Glyburide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 38
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 36
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 31
Not specified 14

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

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5 patient evaluations for Glyburide

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retired lady
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 71
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

See retired lady's full Glyburide history

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

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Pepperzoe
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Pepperzoe
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
PMA

See Pepperzoe's full Glyburide history

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.

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yesLiGue77
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 43
Condition: Acquired Brain Injury 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Acquired Brain Injury

See yesLiGue77's full Glyburide history

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

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