Information about Glibenclamide

    Glibenclamide uses

    Glibenclamide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

    How glibenclamide works

    Glibenclamide is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

    Common side effects of glibenclamide

    Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness

    Available Medicine for Glibenclamide

    • ₹36
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹12
      Abbott India Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹6
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹2 to ₹6
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹5
      Abbott India Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹10
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹4
      Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹27
      Exotic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹5
      Acron Pharmaceuticals
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹5 to ₹7
      USV Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Glibenclamide

    • Glibenclamide should be taken with food.
    • You may get symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) with Glibenclamide. Symptoms are dizziness, nausea, tremor, sweating or confusion.
    • The risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may increase if you miss or delay the meal, consume alcohol or use antidiabetic medication like insulin.
    • In most cases, the symptoms will quickly vanish if you take some kind of sugar (sugar candy/cubes).
    • It should be avoided or used with caution if you are also taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), alcohol, β-blockers and ACE inhibitors.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.

    Frequently asked questions for Glibenclamide


    Q. Is Glibenclamide/Daonil/Euglucon same as glyburide?
    Yes. Daonil/ Euglucon are the trade names for the active substance (generic) Glibenclamide/ glyburide; thus, they all are same
    Q. Is glibenclamide same as glipizide?
    No. Glibenclamide and glipizide are different medicines; however, they belong to same family of drugs called sulfonylureas
    Q. Why is Glibenclamide avoided in the elderly?
    Glibenclamide should be avoided in elderly patients because they are at high risk of getting low blood sugar (hypoglycemic event)
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    Q. What is Glibenclamide/Daonil/ Euglucon used for?
    Glibenclamide.Daonil/ Euglucon is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
    Q. Does Daonil/ Glibenclamide cause weight gain/ weight loss?
    Yes Daonil/ Glibenclamide are known to cause weight gain but not weight loss. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)