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This medicine is used for managing maturity onset diabetes


Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have any of these conditions; Juvenile diabetes with Ketosis (type of diabetes), impairment of renal function (kidney disorder), stress, diabetic coma.

Side effects

Some patients might experience Nausea. Pease consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

Expert Advice

Avoid this medication if:

  • You are allergic to this medicine or it's contents, (Sulfa, etc.)

Consult your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant, planning to have a child, or breastfeeding.
  • You have any sort of digestive problems
  • You have a medical history of: Liver diseases, kidney diseases, thyroid problems, blood disorders, etc.
  • You are considered an elderly patient, since this medicine may cause low blood sugar in such patients.
  • Inform your physician about any other medication you are taking.

Be careful about:

  • Having your meals on time to maintain blood sugar levels
  • Taking the medicine timely, in the way that your physician has prescribed (with food)
  • Following the lifestyle changes that your physician has suggested.


What family of drugs does this medicine belong to?

It belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. These drugs are used in the treatment of diabetes.

Can this medicine cause low blood sugar?

This is a possible side effect, but can be avoided if meals are taken regularly.

What do I do if I skip a dose?

If it has not been too long, have the skipped dose with your next meal. If it is almost time to take your next dose, do not take two doses, simply return to the prescribed routine.

What will happen if I skip a meal?

If you are not regular with your meals, you may experience symptoms of low blood sugar: Such as palpitation, sweating, dizziness, light headedness etc. In this case, taking sugar can relieve your symptoms.

Should this medicine be used beyond the date of expiry?

Kindly avoid taking any medication beyond the mentioned date of expiry.

Can this medicine be used if I have a liver or kidney disease?

No. Please consult your doctor if you suffer from a liver or a kidney disease.

Is this drug safe to use during pregnancy?

No. This drug is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Please consult your doctor before using it during pregnancy.

Can I use this drug during lactation?

No. The use of this medication is not recommended for use during lactation. Please consult your doctor before using this drug during breast feeding.

Can I use this drug with my blood pressure lowering medication?

Some of the blood pressure lowering drugs may enhance the effect of glibenclamide causing hypoglycemia. Please consult your doctor for further assistance.

Can I use this drug with insulin?

If your doctor has recommended using this drug with insulin then it should be added to your treatment. However, it is advised to strictly follow the prescribed doses , as failure to do may cause symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) such as; dizziness, light headedness, palpitations etc.

Can this medicine be used in type 1 diabetes?

No. This medicine is only for use in type 2 diabetes.

Is it okay to use this drug in elderly?

Yes, this medicine can be given to elderly patients but regular dose monitoring is important because older patients are more prone to the development of low blood sugar. Please consult your doctor for further guidance.

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