Glyburide belongs to the family of anti-diabetes drugs known as the sulfonylureas. It works by making the pancreas release insulin. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes, in which the pancreatic beta cells make insulin, but muscle and other cells in the body are insensitive to it. When more insulin is released it is able to overcome this insensitivity. Insulin helps cells take in sugar and use it to make energy, lowering blood sugar levels.


Glyburide is taken in tablet form, starting at 2.5 to 5.0 mg once a day, which can be raised as high as 20 mg per day in divided doses if needed.

Common side effects:

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal gas
  • Weight gain

Cost of Glyburide

The price of glyburide for a bottle of 60 tablets of 5mg strength is between $9 and $16. Click here to find the pharmacy nearest you.

Where to Buy Glyburide

Glyburide is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can refill your medications remotely through telemedicine and prescribe glyburide online.