What is Amaryl (Glimepiride) used for?
Amaryl (Glimepiride) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. This drug causes the pancreas to produce more insulin, and to use the insulin more efficiently, which can help to lower blood sugar. This can help to control type 2 diabetes. This drug is not used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
How should I use Amaryl (Glimepiride)?
Amaryl (Glimepiride) tablets are usually taken once per day, with breakfast or the first meal of the day. Your physician may gradually increase your dosage if required. Always attend all scheduled medical appointments while undergoing treatment with this medication.
What are the side effects of Amaryl (Glimepiride)?
Amaryl (Glimepiride) may cause some side effects, such as:
Patients should be aware that this drug may also cause other more serious side effects to occur. You should consult your physician immediately if you notice breathlessness, dark urine, pain in the upper stomach, yellowing of the eyes or skin, muscular pain, hallucinations or fever.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Amaryl (Glimepiride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.