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Pregnancy Category B
Stimulates insulin release from functioning beta cells in the
improve binding between insulin and insulin receptors or increase the
number of insulin receptors; more potent in effect than
Adjunct to diet to lower blood glucose in patients with
non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type II)
Adjunct to insulin therapy in the stabilization of certain cases of
insulin-dependent, maturity-onset diabetes, reducing the insulin
requirement, and decreasing the chance of hypoglycemic reactions
Allergy to sulfonylureas; diabetes complicated by fever, severe
infections, severe trauma, major surgery, ketosis, acidosis, coma
(insulin is indicated in these conditions); type I or juvenile
serious hepatic or renal impairment, uremia, thyroid or endocrine
impairment, glycosuria, hyperglycemia associated with primary renal
disease; labor and delivery (if glyburide is used during pregnancy,
discontinue drug at least 1 mo before delivery); lactation.
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