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Amaryl Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Amaryl® helps to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. Glimepiride increases the amount of insulin that are released from the pancreas and also helps your body to use insulin more efficiently.

Amaryl Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 1 to 2 milligrams and you should be taken once daily with breakfast or the first main meal.
  • Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.

Uses of Amaryl

  • Amaryl is used to control blood sugar levels.
  • Amaryl is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes.

Side Effects of Amaryl

Before taken Amaryl medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Amaryl. Side effects may include:

  • Anemia and other blood disorders
  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Liver problems and jaundice
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light

Warnings and precautions before taking Amaryl:

  • If you are taking Amaryl, then you should check your blood and urine regularly for abnormally high sugar levels.
  • Even people with well-controlled diabetes may find that stress such as injury, infection, surgery, or fever triggers a loss of control. If this happens, your doctor may recommend that you add insulin to your treatment with Amaryl or that you doctor may also told to stop taking Amaryl.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Amaryl with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Amaryl with the following:

  • Airway-opening drugs such as Proventil and Ventolin
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide
  • Estrogens such as Premarin
  • Heart and blood pressure medications called beta blockers, including Tenormin, Inderal, and Lopressor
  • Isoniazid
  • Miconazole
  • Nicotinic acid
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Phenytoin
  • Sulfa drugs such as Bactrim DS, Septra DS
  • Thyroid medications such as Synthroid
  • Warfarin

After taken Amaryl if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. An overdose of Amaryl can cause low blood sugar.

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