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Generic Name: Glimepiride
Brand Name: Amaryl
Amaryl is an oral diabetes medication, which helps control blood sugar levels and helps your body respond better to insulin produced by pancreas. It is used together with exercise and diet for curing type 2 diabetes. At times, insulin and other medicines are used in combination with this drug if required. Also known as Glimepiride, it is a medium to long acting sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug and is sold by Sanofi-Aventis as Amaryl, by Ranbaxy Laboratories (Cardiovascular) as GLIMPID and by Dr.Reddy's Labs as GLIMY. At times, Amaryl is classified as either the first 2nd generation sulfonylurea or as3rd generation. It might be used when exercise and diet don’t provide adequate control of blood sugar and also in combination with insulin or metformin when exercise and diet and the use of these drugs on their own don’t offer adequate control of blood sugar.
Doses of Amaryl:
  • You can take Amaryl as recommended by your doctor; nevertheless not in smaller or larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • It is usually taken with first meal of the day or with breakfast. You can take it with glass full of water.
  • Know the low blood sugar signs and how to recognize them: trouble concentrating, headache, irritability, hunger, tremor, weakness and sweating.
  • Always keep a source of sugar available in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar; these include milk, orange juice, candy or glucose gel.
  • Glimepiride is just a part of complete program of treatment, which might also include diet, testing your blood sugar, exercise, dental care, weight control, eye care and foot care.
  • You can take the missed dose the moment you remember; don’t take additional dose to make up the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help in case of overdose; symptoms include convulsions, extreme weakness, fainting, confusion, nausea, tremors, blurred vision, sweating and trouble speaking.
  • Store Glimepiride at room temperature away from heat and moisture.