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A 38-year-old member asked:

Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride which group of drug are they in and what are their purposes?

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Dr. Joseph Tibaldi
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Treat Diabetes: Diabetes is a condition where Insulin does not work well and there is insufficient insulin. Metformin works to overcome some of the Insulin resistance and reduce excessive glucose production from the liver. Glimepiride works on the cells that make Insulin to augment Insulin deficiency and both together lower blood sugar.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, what group of drug and what purpose does it used?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Type 2 drugs: Hi. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer and predominantly works at the liver to increase sensitivity to your own insulin (or exogenous insulin) to reduce the release of sugar from your liver into the blood. Glimepiride stimulates the release of insulin from your pancreas (insulin secretogogue). The 2 drugs are synergistic together. They may or may not control your diabetes. Good control is the goal
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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