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What is glyburide-metformin?

Glyburide-metformin is a combination medicine used to treat Type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise are not enough. Glyburide helps the pancreas produce insulin, which helps lower blood sugar. Metformin reduces the level of sugar produced by the liver. Metformin also reduces the amount of sugar absorbed by the body and enables the body to use insulin more efficiently. This medicine is not used to treat Type 1 diabetes. Glyburide in a class of drugs called sulfonylureas. Metformin is in a class of drugs called biguanides. Glyburide-metformin is administered orally.
 

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