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Glibenclamide

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Glibenclamide, also known as glyburide, is a medication used to treat diabetes mellitus type 2. It is recommended that it be taken together with diet and exercise. It may be used with other antidiabetic medication. It is not recommended for use by itself in diabetes mellitus type 1. It is taken by mouth.Common side effects include nausea and heartburn. Serious side effects may include angioedema and low blood sugar. It is generally not recommended during pregnancy but can be used during breastfeeding. It is in the sulfonylureas class of medications and works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas.Glibenclamide was discovered in 1969 and approved for medical use in the United States in 1984. It is available as a generic medication. A month supply in the United Kingdom costs the NHS about £3.20 as of 2019. In the United States the wholesale cost of this amount is about $2.50. In 2016, it was the 172nd most prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 3 million prescriptions.

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