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A 41-year-old female asked:

Can a friend add 1mg glimperide in morning & evening to his already existing dose of 2000mg metformin & 4mg glimperide.his sugar is high.is it ok!

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Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Yes-Max Dose 8mg/da: Like all diabetes oral agents, the idea is to slowly increases doses until blood sugar falls to normaql. You are at max dose of metformin and mid dose of glimperide. Slowly increase glimperide by 1 or 2 mg a week or every other week, max dose is 8 mg per day. Watch for low blood sugar reactions.
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