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Sulfonylureas Cheat Sheet by

Drug to treat type 2 diabetes

Prototype

Glyburide

Action

Stimulates release of Insulin
Increase number of insulin receptors

Indica­tions

Type 2 medica­tions

Contra­ind­ica­tions

Hypers­ens­itivity to Sulfa drus
Severe renal/­liver disease
Critical Illness
Pregna­ncy­/la­ctation
Type 1 Diabetes
 

Adverse Effects

Increase risk of cardio­vas­cular mortality
Anorexia

Drug Intera­ctions

Beta Blockers
Steroids
Levoth­yroxine
Alcohol: Increase or decrease effect of anti-coag. & can cause a disaffirm reaction

Nursing Interv­entions

Monitor A1C
Monitor weight
Monitor BGL
PO (does not need to be taken with meals)
 

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