What is Glimy (Glimepiride) used for?
Glimy (Glimepiride) is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but not to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. It works by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin, and helping the body to use the insulin more efficiently, thereby helping to lower blood sugar levels and control type 2 diabetes.
How should I use Glimy (Glimepiride)?
Patients taking Glimy (Glimepiride) tablets may be directed to take one tablet per day, usually with breakfast or the first main meal of the day. It is common for physicians to gradually increase their patient's dosage if required. Patients should consult their physician before taking this medication, and attend all scheduled medical appointments while using this medication.
What are the side effects of Glimy (Glimepiride)?
Glimy (Glimepiride) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
This drug may also cause other more serious side effects to occur, such as shortness of breath, discolored urine, soreness in the upper stomach area, yellowing of the eyes or skin, pain of the muscles, hallucinations or fever.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Glimy (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.