|Diabeta/SEMI DAONIL||glibenclamide||Generic||India||2.5mg||30 Tablets||DR||$29.99||Add|
|Diabeta/SEMI DAONIL||glibenclamide||Generic||India||2.5mg||90 Tablets||DR||$59.99||Add|
|Diabeta||glyburide||Generic||New Zealand||5mg||100 TAB||RX||$57.00||Add|
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DiaBeta (glibenclamide, also known as glyburide) is used alone or with other medications to help manage type 2 diabetes. It is not used to treat type 1 diabetes.
This medication is a member of the sulfonylureas drug family, and like other drugs in this class it works by stimulating the pancreas to release insulin. DiaBeta has been widely used for decades and has proven effective; however, it does unfortunately have some drawbacks not found in newer diabetes treatments, most notably causing drug-induced hypoglycemia. Patients using DiaBeta should familiarize themselves with the symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia.
Managing Diabetes with DiaBeta
Most people with diabetes know that managing the condition is critical to maintaining quality of life. DiaBeta has allowed countless patients to do so since its introduction in the 1960s, and it continues to see widespread use in spite of its numerous more recently-developed competitors.
One reason for its popularity is simplicity of treatment, though this may vary to some extent depending on other medications being taken. In otherwise healthy adults treatment typically consists of:
It's important to consult a doctor if transitioning to DiaBeta from another diabetic medication or if adding DiaBeta to an existing drug regimen; interactions can cause serious side effects.
As with most diabetic treatments, implementing a diet and exercise program is also highly recommended.
Finding the Ideal Treatment
Diabetes is a complex condition affecting the whole body; on top of that individual response to any given treatment can vary tremendously for often unclear reasons. While DiaBeta allows many diabetics to manage the condition with little trouble, it is not necessarily the best choice for everyone in every situation. Some variables to keep in mind:
If DiaBeta doesn't produce satisfactory results, consult a doctor about other options---there are many alternative treatments available, and finding one that works well is worth the temporary hassle.
Most side effects from DiaBeta, if experienced at all, are mild and not cause for concern, including mild stomach upset, heartburn, and the stomach feeling full.
The biggest concern with DiaBeta use is hypoglycemia; anyone taking this medication should be alert for the warning signs:
Glucose tablets are the best emergency treatment for hypoglycemia; inexpensive and easily available, they're designed to quickly release a given dose of sugar. If glucose tablets aren't an option, anything containing real sugar (not artificial sweeteners)---or even plain sugar itself---will do in a pinch.
Consult a doctor or pharmacist about possible drug interactions if taking medications unrelated to diabetes; effectiveness of one or both of the medications may be reduced.