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|Brand Name||Generic Name|
|__ Amaryl (AM-uh-ril)||__ glimepiride (gly-MEP-ih-ryd)|
|__ DiaBeta (dy-uh-BAY-tuh)||__ glyburide (GLY-buh-ryd)|
|__ Diabinese (dy-AB-ih-neez)||__ chlorpropamide (klor-PROH-puh-myd)|
|__ Glucotrol (GLOO-kuh-trohl)||__ glipizide (GLIP-ih-zyd)|
|__ Glucotrol XL (GLOO-kuh-trohl)(EKS-EL)||__ glipizide (GLIP-ih-zyd) (long-acting)|
|__ Glynase (GLY-nayz) PresTab||__ glyburide (GLY-buh-ryd)|
|__ Micronase (MY-kroh-nayz)||__ glyburide (GLY-buh-ryd)|
|Available only in generic form:
__ tolazamide (tahl-AZ-uh-myd)
__ tolbutamide (tahl-BYOO-tuh-myd)
What does this type of pill do?
This type of pill helps your body make more insulin. The insulin helps lower your blood glucose.
Who should not take sulfonylureas?
Talk with your doctor about whether to take this type of pill if
- you are allergic to sulfa drugs
- you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding
What are the possible side effects?
Possible side effects include
- low blood glucose, also called hypoglycemia (HY-poh-gly-SEE-mee-uh)—for more information, see Insert N
- upset stomach
- skin rash
- weight gain
Page last updated February 16, 2012