What is this medication?
Antidiabetic Agent, Sulfonylurea
Indicated for treatment of Diabetes mellitus, Type 2.
How does this medication work?
Glimepiride, Amaryl is a sulfonylurea that stimulates the pancreatic beta cells to release insulin, reduces glucose output from the liver and increases insulin sensitivity.
How should I take this medication?
Oral: Take 4mg to 8mg daily in divided doses.
Take with breakfast or your first main meal of the day.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Glimepiride, Amaryl make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take. As with many other hypoglycemic drugs, sulfonylureas can cause hypoglycemia and weight gain.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Hypoglycemia, dizziness, headache, nausea, accidental injury.
Note this is not a complete list of side effects for Glimepiride, Amaryl only common ones.
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