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both belong to a family of drugs called sulphonyureas. This is a class of diabetic medication that work by stimulating the pancreas to release more insulin.
They are associated with a risk of hypoglycemia
(low blood sugar
) and weight gain.
In terms of the differences, glyburide has been associated with increased cardiovascular risk and this is possibly the reason that they are advising the change.
You may want to discuss this with your doctor.
I hope this helps