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Are there any risks associated with taking glyburide?

Yes, there is a risk of side effects when taking glyburide. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: skin rash, itching or redness, exaggerated sunburn, yellowing of the skin or eyes, light-colored stools, dark urine, unusual bleeding or bruising, fever or sore throat. In addition, you may experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) while you are taking this medication. Your doctor will tell you what you should do if you develop hypoglycemia; untreated it may lead to serious problems including coma. Glyburide may interact with certain medications. Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially antibiotics, anticoagulants (''blood thinners''), such as warfarin (Coumadin), dexamethasone (Decadron), diuretics, estrogens, isoniazid (INH), monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, medications for high blood pressure or heart disease, metformin (Glucophage), niacin (nicotinic acid), oral contraceptives, phenytoin (Dilantin), prednisone, probenecid (Benemid) and vitamins. Glyburide may make your skin sensitive to sunlight.

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