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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Amaryl (Overview)

Amaryl is a second generation sulfonylurea which is a kind of diabetes-related drug (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Please describe the medication: amaryl (glimepiride)?

Please describe the medication: amaryl (glimepiride)?

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

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Amaryl (Overview)

Amaryl is a second generation sulfonylurea which is a kind of diabetes-related drug (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Can i continue amaryl (glimepiride) 2mg and discontinue janumet ?

Can i continue amaryl (glimepiride) 2mg and discontinue janumet
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Why?: There might be more details in the question that i'm missing but don't stop any meds without talking to your prescribing physician first. ...Read more

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Can I use amaryl(glimepiride) med. For pcos?

Can I use amaryl(glimepiride) med. For pcos?

Not best choice: While Amaryl (glimepiride) may ultimately increase Insulin receptor sensitivity, it initially stimulates the output of Insulin from the pancreas. Many women with pcos already have abnormally elevated levels of Insulin in their blood, so causing it to go even higher with Amaryl (glimepiride) would not be desirable. ...Read more

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How long does it take amaryl (glimepiride) to work?

How long does it take amaryl (glimepiride) to work?

Amaryl (glimepiride) effect/time: Amaryl (glimepiride) works by stimulating beta cells in pancreas to produce insulin.It should start working right away as it gets absorped, if after two weeks you dont see its effect on blood sugar, than you will need to increase the dose gradually to the maximum dose , to see the ful effect.Often you have to use another drug with it like metformin or actose. ...Read more

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I am type2 DM taking amaryl (glimepiride) 1mg once daily.i am 30 year old female.i am not getting good control with tablet can I use insulin? Which is safe?

I am type2 DM taking amaryl (glimepiride)  1mg once daily.i am 30 year old female.i am not getting good control with tablet can I use insulin? Which is safe?

DM: Type 2 DM is typically associated with Insulin Resistance. Most type 2 diabetics can do very well if they can stick to a good low carb diet and regular exercise which promotes weight loss and helps with Insulin resistance. Metformin may also be helpful for Insulin resistance in type 2 DM. if all of this has been tried, your doctor can make the decision regarding if Insulin needs to be started. ...Read more

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I am a type 2 diabetic and am taking avandia (rosiglitazone) and amaryl can they make you gain weight as a side effect?

I am a type 2 diabetic and am taking avandia (rosiglitazone) and amaryl can they make you gain weight as a side effect?

Avandia (rosiglitazone) and Amaryl: Avandia (rosiglitazone) can cause fluid retention, however, Insulin levels in type 2 diabetics is usally high. The sulfonoureas like ameryl, increase the level of insulin. This causes weight gain. All drugs of this class carry an fda black box warning on increased mortality and morbidity. Metformin is the first drug that should be tried. Period. ...Read more

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Side effects of diabetic medication glimepiride?

Extremely low blood: Sugar levels, just like any other medicine that forces your pancreas to make more insulin. ...Read more

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Glimepiride made my vision blurry. How long will it last?

Glimepiride made my vision blurry. How long will it last?

Unknown: If you have type ii diabetes and you have uncontroled blood sugar, when you start glimepiride, your blood sugar gets under control and that can change the refractive index of your cornea and lens and that changes you vision. Make sure your blood sugar is in normal limit and then have your doctor check for need for glasses. ...Read more

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Is there any latest medicune for diabates type 1 after amaryl+janumet. Combination?

No. Need Insulin : Type 1 diabetes is a complete lack of Insulin thus Insulin must be given for survival. Symlin (pramlintide) is another injection that can be used with Insulin to treat type 1 diabetes. Amaryl+janumet and other oral medications are indicated for type 2 diabetes(insulin resistance). Please contact your physician for evaluation/clarification on your diagnosis/ treatment. Insulin/ symlin (pramlintide) also used in type 2 care. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: glimepiride?

Please describe the medication: glimepiride?

Diabetes medication: Treats type 2 diabetes. Used together with a proper diet and exercise to help control high blood sugar. This medicine is a sulfonylurea. ...Read more

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Can it take several weeks for glimepiride to work?

First dose: With first dose of therapy after 3- 4 hrs usually you see a drop in sugar values. Continued use for more than 1 week has not changed the sugar values means the dose is inadequate or patient needs additional medicine to achieve sugar control. ...Read more

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How long does it take amaryl (glimepiride) to work?

Amaryl (glimepiride) effect/time: Amaryl (glimepiride) works by stimulating beta cells in pancreas to produce insulin.It should start working right away as it gets absorped, if after two weeks you dont see its effect on blood sugar, than you will need to increase the dose gradually to the maximum dose , to see the ful effect.Often you have to use another drug with it like metformin or actose. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: amaryl (glimepiride)?

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

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Can it be possible for you to overdose on glimepiride?

Can it be possible for you to overdose on glimepiride?

It is possible: to overdose on any medications but the results of the overdose would be variable. ...Read more

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Are Glimepiride & glipizide the same drug?

No, but same class: Both are 2nd generation sulfonylurea drugs for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. According to a review by the Utah gov't, they conclude: "Overall ranges of HbA1c reduction seen w/glimepiride, glipizide & glyburide treatment in current literature are similar & choice of antidiabetes therapy should be based on individual patient characteristics, including: efficacy, cost, (see below) ...Read more

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How long does amaryl (glimepiride) stay in the blood?

Amaryl (glimepiride): Amaryl (glimepiride) has half life of 5 to 9 hours, after 5 half lives 95% of the drug is out of your system.So mutiply 5-9 by 5, so that makes it 25 to 45 hours. ...Read more

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What should you do if you missed a dose of glimepiride?

What should you do if you missed a dose of glimepiride?

Depends: Generally if you miss a dose, you take it as soon as you remember unless it’s almost time to take your next dose, then you would skip the missed dose. ...Read more

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Glimepiride made my vision blurry. How long will it last?

Unknown: If you have type ii diabetes and you have uncontroled blood sugar, when you start glimepiride, your blood sugar gets under control and that can change the refractive index of your cornea and lens and that changes you vision. Make sure your blood sugar is in normal limit and then have your doctor check for need for glasses. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Glimepiride (Definition)

Treats type 2 diabetes. Used together with a proper diet and exercise to help control high blood sugar. This ...Read more