Generic Amaryl, Glimepiride Tablet

Glimepiride is prescribed to help control blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Generic Amaryl

Glimepiride

Glimiprex, Euglim, GP, Glimpid, Glador, Glimulin, Glyree

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Ranbaxy, Otsira Genetica, Aventis, Zydus Medica, Dr.Reddy Lab, USV, Lupin, Healtheon, Aristo Pharma, Bayer Zydus Pharma, Sun Pharma, Glenmark Pharma, Ipca Laboratories

Tablet

1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg

India, Turkey

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Uses
Glimepiride is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus)
How it Works
Glimepiride works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas. Insulin helps to control the levels of Glucose (Sugar) in your blood. Insufficient or ineffective insulin causes type 2 diabetes. Glimepiride works when diet and exercise alone fail to control abnormally high levels of blood sugar.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Glimepiride may suffer from such side effects; Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness, Anemia and other blood disorders, Blurred vision, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Headache, Itching, Liver problems and jaundice, Muscle weakness, Nausea, Sensitivity to light, Skin rash and eruptions, Stomach and intestinal pain, Vomiting.
Introduction
Glimepiride can help to manage type 2 diabetes in patients who are not able to control the level of sugar in their blood. This drug is actually a sulfonylurea that can help the pancreas to release desired amounts of insulin. This insulin in turn can control the presence of sugar in the blood.
Use
This medicine is best used along with regular exercise and a proper diet. Intake of this drug will reduce the amount of sugar in the blood. People with type 2 diabetes can gain much by being prescribed this medicine. Use of this drug can thus avoid problems such as blindness, kidney failure, or other sexual problems. The chance of a heart attack is also kept at bay. Production of more natural insulin will help in this process.
Dosage and administration
This drug is available in tablet form in 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, and 4 mg strengths. Dosage of this drug varies from person to person depending on one's medical condition and response to the treatment. Usually, it is recommended to take a dosage once a day along with your first meal. Take this drug on a daily basis and at the same time each day to get the most benefit out of it. Do not stop taking this medication unless you are told to do so by your doctor. Get your prescription refilled when it is almost exhausted. Do not vary the dosage prescribed by your doctor without informing him or her. Do not take this drug along with any other anti diabetic drug.
Warning
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to this drug or if you are allergic to any other medications.Consult your doctor and stop taking this medication immediately if you feel any allergic reactions or any side effects.During pregnancy, use this drug only if it is prescribed by your doctor. Do not breast feed your baby when you are taking this drug.It is best to inform your doctor about your medical history, if you have had any surgeries or if you have any diseases related to the heart, kidney, or liver.Don’t consume alcohol while using this medication.You may experience blurred vision or dizziness when taking this drug. Do not drive or operate any machinery.
Side effects
Glimepiride can cause some side effects if proper prescription is not followed or if you are allergic to this drug.Nervousness, sweating, and irritation.Dizziness, headache, and heart rhythmic problems.Nausea, tiredness, and weight loss.Low blood sugar and changes in mood.Vision problems and seizures.Liver diseases, stomach pain, and itchy skin.

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