Can DiaBeta interact with other medications or foods?

The diabetes drug DiaBeta (glyburide) is not known to interact with any foods, but it can interact with a number of medications. Some drugs make DiaBeta more powerful, which can make blood sugar fall too low. Others can raise blood sugar on their own, requiring a higher dose of DiaBeta in order to keep blood sugar from rising too high. Still others do their own job better or worse when they're taken together with DiaBeta or have a greater risk of side effects.

To avoid problems, keep your doctor and pharmacist informed about everything you take, including supplements as well as over-the-counter and prescription medications. Your doctor may opt to change your dose of DiaBeta or the other drugs and/or monitor you more carefully for side effects, especially if you take any of the following:
  • aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • ACE inhibitors
  • antidepressants
  • antibiotics
  • antifungals
  • steroids
  • thyroid medication
  • hormone replacement therapy drugs and/or hormonal contraceptives
  • calcium channel blockers
  • blood thinners
  • asthma and cold medication
  • immune-suppressing drugs
  • other diabetes drugs

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