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Clinical evaluation of glimepiride versus glyburide in NIDDM in a double-blind comparative study. Glimepiride/Glyburide Research Group.

DG Dills, J Schneider

Horm Metab Res | Published : 1996


We report on the results of a one-year, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group titration study of the new sulfonylurea agent, glimepiride, versus use of non-micronized glyburide to treat 577 patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Similar decreases in both fasting plasma glucose and HbA1C were found using glimepiride and glyburide. There was a lower incidence of hypoglycemia with glimepiride than glyburide.