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Glyburide (Diabeta) Side Effects

Glyburide (Diabeta) Side Effects

Correlative to other medications used in treating type 2 diabetes, Glyburide has also its cluster of side effects or adverse reactions. Depending on its severity, these side effects may be classified as common, mild, or severe. While common side effects can be manageable, the opposite reactions do require urgent medical therapy or attention. Learn what these are and discuss with your healthcare professional how to handle these effects.

List of side effects that call for an urgent medical aid:

The list below classifies the kind of reactions where urgent medical aid is necessary. If you happen to experience these, ensure that you can contact your healthcare professional immediately. It is a must that you know how to handle these reactions.

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Severe headache
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Itchiness
  • Rashes
  • Hives
  • Chest tightness
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Swelling on some part of the face (eyelids, lips, and tongue)
  • Unexplained tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Upset stomach
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Dark-coloured urine
  • Clay-coloured stools
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting (sometimes with blood)
  • Bad odour
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin)
  • Agitation
  • Pain the back and legs
  • Bleeding gums
  • Blood in the urine and stools
  • Blurry vision
  • Pain in the chest
  • Seizures
  • Confusion
  • Coughing
  • Hostility
  • Increased thirst
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Swelling of the body
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Pain in the muscles
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nose bleeding
  • Painful urination
  • Red spots on the skin
  • Sensitivity to the sun
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Pale skin
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Ulcers
  • Sores

List of side effects that DO NOT call for an urgent medical aid:

Apart from the mentioned severe side effects, there is also a list of the most common adverse reactions of consuming Glyburide. These reactions do not necessarily demand an individual to call for urgent help. These reactions can be manageable and do not dwell in the body for a long period. These are as follows:

  • Dyspepsia or indigestion
  • Gas
  • Trouble moving
  • Pain in the joints
  • Skin redness
  • Sunburn
  • Swelling of the joints

In knowing the side effects of Glyburide, you must be aware of how to manage them. When you are given this medicine as a prescription, discuss with your healthcare professional the possible reactions you will experience. This way, you will also be taught what to do when these reactions take place.


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Disclaimer: Please note that the contents of this community article are strictly for informational purposes and should not be considered as medical advice. This article, and other community articles, are not written or reviewed for medical validity by Canadian Insulin or its staff. All views and opinions expressed by the contributing authors are not endorsed by Canadian Insulin. Always consult a medical professional for medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment.
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