Ask the Doctor: When to Take Glyburide

Question: Does it matter what time of day I take Glyburide?

Dr. Louis Christiansen, with the Sharp Rees-Stealy Downtown Endocrinology Department, responds:

Louis Christiansen, MD, is a Sharp Rees-Stealy Downtown Endocrinologist. 
Dr. Louis Christiansen  

Glyburide, a drug to help control blood sugar levels, can be taken once a day and either in the morning or in the evening depending on what time of the day your blood sugar levels are the highest. Glyburide can cause low blood sugar, so it should always be taken with food and around the same time every day.

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