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Overview

Micronase is used together with diet and exercise to control non-insulin-dependent, or Type II, diabetes.

This pill seems to stimulate the pancreas to make more insulin. It may also make body tissues more responsive to insulin.

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Side Effects and Interactions

Episodes of dangerously low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, are a hazard with Micronase as with any oral diabetes drug.

Be alert for symptoms of fatigue, shakiness, headache, cold sweat or confusion, as they could signal this hazardous reaction.

Be sure to discuss the symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia with your health care provider.

Other possible side effects of this medication include nausea, heartburn, skin rash, changes in liver enzymes, susceptibility to sunburn, ringing in the ears and blood changes.

Fever, sore throat and bruising or bleeding could signal a rare but serious reaction that requires immediate attention. Report any symptoms or suspected side effects without delay.

A number of compounds may interact with Micronase.

Alcohol should be avoided if you are on this drug, as it could cause low blood sugar or uncomfortable skin flushing and breathlessness.

Other drugs that could lead to drops in blood sugar include nonsteroidal arthritis medicines like Motrin, blood thinners like Coumadin, aspirin and similar medicines, MAO inhibitor antidepressants such as Nardil or Marplan, as well as the ulcer drugs Tagamet and Zantac.

Many blood pressure pills and heart medicines also interact with Micronase.

So may estrogen (including oral contraceptives), thyroid hormones, niacin used to lower cholesterol, and the seizure medication Dilantin.

It is possible that juniper berries will be found to lower blood sugar; if so, they would interact with diabetes medicines and possibly with insulin. Close monitoring of blood sugar is advised.

There is a possibility that garlic could interact with drugs that lower blood sugar. Careful monitoring is suggested for anyone combining garlic products with glyburide.

Check with your doctor and pharmacist to find out whether Micronase is likely to interact with any other drug or herb you must take.

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Special Precautions

Micronase must not be taken by people who are allergic to sulfa drugs. Your doctor will need frequent blood tests to adjust the dose of Micronase when you begin taking it.

Illness or a change in your exercise program may also make it necessary to adjust the dose later on.

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Taking the Medicine

Micronase may be taken with food, especially if it upsets your stomach.

The manufacturer suggests that it be taken with breakfast or the first meal of the day.

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Will Metformin or glyburide cause swelling in the feet or ankles? I was also told by my Dr that Metformin causes you to lose weight, I have found that to be the opposite. Since being on the Metformin I have gained 30-35lbs in about 6 months. Very unhappy with the results.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: PLEASE TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THIS. SWOLLEN ANKLES (PEDAL EDEMA) IS NOT LISTED AS A SIDE EFFECT OF EITHER DRUG. BUT GLYBURIDE CAN CAUSE SIADH. ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO RULE THAT OUT.

My prescription for metformin expired and I haven't had it for about a week because I wasn't able to make an appointment with my doctor right away to get a new Rx. I'm not diabetic but am on metformin for my PCOS. I was taking 850mg every 12 hr, Will not taking it for a week cause swelling in my feet and ankles?

I am allergic to sulpha which I took for a kidney infection many years ago. Ended up with hives. I just read that I should not be taking glyburide if I am allergic to sulpha. I have been on glyburide for several years now but never knew and my physician never made the connection. Should I quit taking the glyburide as I do take insulin as well? I will ask my doctor also. Thanks for any help.

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