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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
Can i take my .5 mg of glimepiride in the late afternoon. I have trouble with low bs if i take it during the day. ?
Possibly OK.: There is no reason it can't be done, but there may be a reason it shouldn't be done. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
Consult your plan: If you have normal renal function the preferred brand for your healthplan is the one to take - if you feel there is a need to change from a sulfonylurea to a dpp4i. Dpp4is have the same efficacy in lowering bs as glimeperide. Dpp4is have been implicated in increased pancreatitis and pancreatic and thyroid cancers. A better choice if you have good renal function is metformin. ...Read more