Information about Glibenclamide

Glibenclamide uses

Glibenclamide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How glibenclamide works

Glibenclamide increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas, which in turn lowers the blood glucose levels.

Common side effects of glibenclamide

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

Available Medicine for Glibenclamide

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    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    Abbott India Ltd
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    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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    Abbott India Ltd
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    Cipla Ltd
    1 variant(s)
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    Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
    1 variant(s)
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    Exotic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
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    Acron Pharmaceuticals
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    Avinash Health Products Pvt Ltd
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Expert advice for Glibenclamide

  • The most common and serious side effect is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). If you consume excessive alcohol or if you have irregular dietary patterns, you are at an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Do not skip meals when taking this medicine.
  • Please be aware of signs and symptoms of low blood sugar (dizziness, tremor, sweating, headache).
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Tell your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant or pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • It should be avoided or use with caution if you are also taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), alcohol, β-blockers and ACE inhibitors.
  • 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 26 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)