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Glimepiride

Drug Info for glimepiride

Glimepiride is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Glimepiride lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin (a natural substance that is needed to break down sugar in the body) and helping the body use insulin efficiently. This medication will only help lower blood sugar in people whose bodies produce insulin naturally. Glimepiride is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may occur if high blood sugar is not treated). Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Taking medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your blood sugar may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health. This therapy may also decrease your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes-related complications such as kidney failure, nerve damage (numb, cold legs or feet; decreased sexual ability in men and women), eye problems, including changes or loss of vision, or gum disease. Your doctor and other healthcare providers will talk to you about the best way to manage your diabetes.

Glimepiride is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. Glimepiride belongs to a class of medications called sulfonylurea drugs. Glimepiride stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin. Glimepiride is a generic medication also marketed under the brand name Amaryl sold by Sanofi-Aventis. Glimepiride use was approved by the FDA in 1995. In the treatment of type 2 diabetes, the used of glimepiride is common. Glimepiride is not used to treat type 1 diabetes.

  • Glimepiride AvPak
  • Amaryl

Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.

Take this medicine with breakfast or your first main meal of the day, unless your doctor tells you differently.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use if you had an allergic reaction to glimepiride or a sulfa drug.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart or blood vessel problems, adrenal or pituitary gland problems, or G6PD deficiency. Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol.

This medicine may cause the following problems:Higher risk of heart or blood vessel problemsLow blood sugar

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Some foods and medicines can affect how glimepiride works. Tell your doctor if you are using cyclophosphamide, danazol, disopyramide, fluoxetine, miconazole, niacin, pentoxifylline, phenobarbital, phenytoin, probenecid, propoxyphene, somatropin, sulfinpyrazone, or a blood thinner (such as warfarin).

Tell your doctor if you are also using a beta-blocker or ACE inhibitor blood pressure medicine, stomach medicine, cholesterol medicine, birth control pills, medicine to treat an infection, an NSAID pain or arthritis medicine, a sulfa medicine, an MAO inhibitor, a diuretic (water pill), thyroid medicine, or medicine to treat asthma.

There are many other drugs that can interact with glimepiride and affect your blood sugar levels. Make sure your doctor knows about all other medicines you are using.

If you are also taking colesevelam, take it at least 4 hours after you take glimepiride.

  • Trouble breathing, tiredness, uneven heartbeat, yellow skin or eyes
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Shaking, trembling, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, lightheadedness, hunger, confusion
  • Weight gain
Frequently Asked Questions

Glimepiride is an oral diabetes medication used to lower high blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Treatment is usually combined with diet and exercise.

Glimepiride, a generic drug, is available under the brand name Amaryl. Consult with your doctor for more information about these drugs and to determine the best treatment for you.

The average Glimepiride price without insurance ranges from between about $11 and $249. Prices vary depending on supply needed, dosage, and pharmacy location.

Glimepiride is a generic drug. Similar brand-name drugs include Amaryl. Our free coupon may be used for savings on Glimepiride and alternative brand-name drugs for savings of up to 80%.

Glimepiride tablets are available in strengths of 1 mg, 2 mg, and 4 mg. Follow your doctor's instructions for dosage and use of this medication.

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