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

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

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

Micronase comes in tablet form.

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

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

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