Amaryl (Glimepiride) is an anti-diabetic sulfonylurea-type medicine that is used to treat non-insulin-dependent diabetes patients with type 2 diabetes by stimulating the release of their body's natural insulin. Amaryl is used to help control high blood sugar and to prevent heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, blindness, and circulation problems/ Also it prevents impotence.
To control high blood sugar it should be used along with a diet and special exercise program.
It is usually prescribed to take this medicine once a day before the first daily meal, for example breakfast. The dosage is determined by your doctor depending on your health conditions and response to therapy.
Amaryl stimulates the secretion of sugar into blood and therefore lowers blood sugar levels.
Amaryl Safety information
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but do not take the two doses at ones to make up for the missed one, because this can lead to the very low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) and death.
Do not sore this medication in the bathroom, keep away from moisture, heat and light. Do not give Amaryl to other people if it was not prescribed to them by doctor.
If you have diabetic ketoacidosis or allergy to any of this drugs components, or any of the following disease and conditions, do not take Amaryl or ask your doctor about the possibility to take it: liver disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease, certain hormonal conditions (adrenal/pituitary insufficiency, SIADH-syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone), mineral imbalance hyponatremia.
Alcohol is prohibited while this drug intake.
It is not recommended to take Amaryl during pregnancy and lactation.
Amaryl Side effects
Tell your doctor immediately if you experienced such side effects as nausea, upset stomach, yellowing eyes or skin, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness, easy bleeding or bruising, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), mental/mood changes, unusual or sudden weight gain, seizures.
Amaryl can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
If you feel the symptoms of high blood sugar like thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, or fruity breath odor – tell your doctor immediately.
Cal emergency if you felt the allergic reaction to Amaryl including rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
Keep away from children.