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- Euglucon (Glyburide / Gliclazide)
Euglucon - Glyburide / Glibencamide
Euglucon is the brand name of drugs Glyburide & Glibencamide.
Glyburide is in a class of drugs called sulfonylureas. It
is used to help control blood sugar levels.
Glyburide is used to treat type 2 diabetes along with diet,
exercise, and insulin therapy, if necessary
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if
it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose
and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take
a double dose of this medication
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of a glyburide overdose include hunger, nausea, anxiety,
cold sweats, weakness, drowsiness, unconsciousness, and coma.
What are the possible side effects
Stop taking glyburide and seek emergency medical attention
if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing;
closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face;
Other, less serious side effects from glyburide result mostly
from blood sugar levels that are either too high or too low.
You should be familiar with the symptoms of both high and
low blood sugar levels and know how to treat both conditions.
Also, be sure your family and close friends know how to help
you in an emergency situation.
Low blood sugar may occur when too much glyburide is taken;
when meals are missed or delayed; if you exercise more than
usual; during illness, especially with vomiting or diarrhea;
if you take other medications; after drinking alcohol; and
in other situations.
Hypoglycemia or Low blood sugar
has the following symptoms:
- cold sweats;
- pale, cool skin;
- anxiety; and
- difficulty concentrating.
Keep hard, sugary candy; chocolate; fruit juice; or glucose
tablets on hand to treat episodes of low blood sugar.
Increased blood sugar may occur when not enough glyburide
is taken; if you eat significantly more food than usual; if
you exercise less than usual; if you take other medications;
during fever or other illness; and in other situations.
Hyperglycemia or High blood sugar has
the following symptoms:
- increased thirst,
- increased hunger, and
- increased urination.
There may be an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular
(heart and blood vessels) complications with the use of glyburide
when compared to the treatment of diabetes with diet or diet
plus insulin. The long-term use of glyburide should be discussed
with your doctor.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur.
Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual
or that is especially bothersome.