Should I let people know if I am taking glyburide?

Glyburide is prescribed to treat Type 2 diabetes. If you are taking this drug, you should wear a diabetic identification bracelet in case you experience severe, life-threatening hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) so that a family member or other bystander knows to seek immediate medical attention or to call the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1211. Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include shakiness, seizure, extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, difficulty speaking, confusion, difficulty breathing, stomach pain and coma.

You should also carry a list of all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, vitamins, and supplements you take if you are admitted to the hospital in the event of an emergency and cannot communicate this information.

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