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Glynase PresTab

Generic name: Glyburide
Brand names: include GlyBURIDE, GlyBURIDE, GlyBURIDE, and Glynase PresTab.
Sulfonylureas

What is Glynase PreTab?

Glynase PreTab can be used in conjunction with diet and physical activity to help control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medicine should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes.Glynase PresTab can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Glynase PresTab

If you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling on your face or in your throat, or a severe reaction to your skin (fever or sore throat, pain in the eyes, or skin irritation), or if your skin has rashes that are red or purple and cause blistering or peeling, seek emergency medical attention.

Glynase PresTab may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Dark urine jaundice
  • Itching, rashes, or severe skin rash
  • Pale skin is prone to bleeding or bruising.
  • Fever, chills, sore mouth, sore throat,
  • Low sodium levels in the body can cause headaches, confusion, slurred words, severe weakness, nausea, loss of coordination, and feeling unsteady.

Glynase prestab may cause low sugar in older adults.

Glynase prestab side effects may include:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Heartburn and feeling full are examples of nausea.
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Mild rash or skin redness

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Contact the Food and Drug Administration by dialing 1-800-FDA-1088 in order to report side effects.

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Ozempic, Mounjaro, Metformin, Trulicity, Lantus, Victoza, and Tresiba

Warnings

Glynase PresTab should not be used if you're being treated with Bosentan or Tracleer or if your doctor has diagnosed you with diabetic ketoneacidosis. Glynase PreTab should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes.

Before you take this drug

Glynase PreTab should not be used if you have an allergy to it or:

  • You are being treated with bosentan.
  • You have type 1 diabetes.
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.

Tell your doctor about any of the following:

  • Hemolytic Anaemia
  • An enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD);
  • A nerve disorder that affects bodily functions.
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Allergies can be caused by sulfa drugs.

Tell your doctor before taking Glynase PresTab if you've taken any other oral diabetes medication or used insulin in the last 2 weeks.Glynase PresTab can increase your risk of serious heart problems. However, not treating diabetes can also harm your heart and other organs. Speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits associated with this medication.If you're pregnant or plan to become pregnant, follow your doctor's advice about how to use this medicine. Controlling blood sugar is important during pregnancy. High blood sugar can cause complications for both mother and baby. You may have to temporarily stop taking Glynase PresTab just before your due date.This medicine should not be used while breastfeeding.

How to take Glynase PreTab?

Glynase PresTab should be taken at breakfast or with the first meal of the day.Read and follow all instructions that accompany your medication.Sometimes, your doctor will change the dose. Take your medication as directed. If prescribed, follow all precautions precisely as specified.You may also need blood tests in your doctor's clinic.If you have low blood glucose (hypoglycemia), then you may feel shaky, irritable, or confused. If you want to treat hyperglycemia quickly, consume or drink sugary foods or drinks (fruit juices, hard candies, crackers, or raisins).In the event of severe hypoglycemia, your doctor may prescribe a glucagon injectable kit. Make sure that your family and friends are familiar with how to administer this injection in case of an emergency.Watch for signs of hyperglycemia (hyperglycemia), such as increased thirst and urination.Stress, illness, surgery, or alcohol consumption can affect blood sugar levels. Consult your doctor before changing the dose or schedule of your medication.Your dosage may change if your doctor changes the brand, strength, or type of Glyburide. If you have questions about the new glyburide that you received at the pharmacy, ask your pharmacist.Store away from moisture or heat at room temperature. When not in use, keep the bottle tightly shut.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are almost due for your next dose, skip the missed one. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. An overdose of Glynase PresTab can lead to life-threatening hypoglycemia.Severe hypoglycemia can cause extreme weakness, nausea, sweating, tremors, confusion, difficulty speaking, rapid heartbeats, or seizures.

What should be avoided?

Avoid alcohol. Alcohol lowers your blood sugar levels and can interfere with diabetes treatment.You could get sunburned faster if you use Glynase PresTab. Avoid tanning beds or sunlight. When you're outdoors, wear protective clothing and use sunblock (SPF 30 or higher).

Interaction with other drug

Take your Glynase PresTab 4 hours before taking colesevelam if you are also taking colesevelam.Glynase PresTab might not work as effectively if you are taking other medications. Other drugs can also have an impact on blood sugar levels. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. This list does not include all possible interactions. Inform your doctor of all medications you are currently taking and those that you will stop or start using.

 

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