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Glyburide vs Glipizide, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 64

This is personalized comparison of Glyburide vs Glipizide for a male aged 64. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 7,391 male patients aged 60 who take the drugs are studied in Glyburide vs Glipizide

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male60Type 2 diabetes

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Glyburide glyburideTeva
Glipizide glipizideTeva

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 60 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Glyburide (Teva)Glipizide (Teva)
Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Weight DecreasedCardiac Failure Congestive
Cardiac Failure CongestiveWeight Decreased
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Chest PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Blood Glucose DecreasedChest Pain
Pyrexia (fever)Vomiting

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Glyburide (Teva)Glipizide (Teva)
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Cardiac Disorder
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
DepressionDiabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveHypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
FallStaphylococcal Sepsis (blood infection by an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)
AnxietyInjury
Back PainPain
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Chest Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Glyburide0.00%13.16%63.16%18.42%5.26%
Glipizide0.00%16.92%55.38%23.08%4.62%

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Related topic: Glipizide, Glyburide, Type 2 diabetes

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On eHealthMe, Glyburide (glyburide) is often used to treat diabetes. Glipizide (glipizide) is often used to treat diabetes. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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