Amaryl 1 mg tablet (Glimepiride) is an oral medication manufactured by Sanofi Aventis used to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) patients. This medication is prescribed when high levels of blood sugar cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. It belongs to sulfonylurea class of diabetic drugs, which works by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. Available in 1 mg, 2 mg & 3 mg dosage.
Manufacturer: Sanofi Aventis
Recommended Dosage :
The dosage of Amaryl prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Amaryl is usually taken once a day along with breakfast. Take the medication with a full glass of water.
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Amaryl medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Amaryl, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are cold sweats, loss of consciousness, anxiety, hunger, nausea, and drowsiness.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Amaryl, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Amaryl can interact with heart and blood pressure medications, diuretics, corticosteroids, oral contraceptives, estrogens, thyroid medications, sulfa drugs, MAO inhibitors, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Side Effects of Amaryl:
Like other medicines, Amaryl can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Amaryl are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Amaryl cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Amaryl develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Amaryl can cause side effects such as blurred vision, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, sensitivity to light, and stomach pain. Some of the serious side effects of this drug include shortness of breath, dark urine, convulsions, rapid weight gain, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, jaundice, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Amaryl.