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Please describe the medication: amaryl (glimepiride)?

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Dr. Yash Khanna answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Amaryl (glimepiride) is brand name for glemipiride, a long acting sulphonylurea used to treat diabetes mellitus.

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Dr. Peter Ihle answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

It is a sulfonylurea, used 2 rx thye 2 didetics.It intices the pancreas to secrete more insulin. Carries some risk in the early 2 wks of rx, esp hypo glycemia. Also not 4 use in those with sulfa allergies or during pregnancy. Side effects can be serious tho those r rare. After initiating rx b monitored closely for a few weeks. Etoh & sun increase side effects.

Answered Sep 19, 2013

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