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DiaBeta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. DiaBeta is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. DiaBeta is also referred to by its drug name, Glyburide.

DiaBeta is a sulfonylurea. DiaBeta is believed to work by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that DiaBeta is generally taken once daily, in the morning with breakfast.

DiaBeta comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for DiaBeta lists common side effects including hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), nausea, heartburn, full-stomach sensation, joint or muscle pain, blurry vision, rash, and itching.

Rare but serious side effects listed for DiaBeta include jaundice and systemic allergic reaction.

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