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Amaryl Second Generation Sulfonylurea
What is the best alternative medication to sulfonylurea for type 2 diabetics to prevent weight gain in combination with metformin?
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
I am having DM taking glimepiride 1mg once daily. How to confirm whether I am type1 DM or type2 DM?
Lowers blood sugar: Amaryl (glimepiride) stimulates the pancreas to release insulin, which will cause the blood sugar to fall. This release of Insulin occurs without relation to whether one has eaten, so if one goes a long period without eating, the blood sugar can become abnormally low. ...Read more
Is it possible that my dermatographism may have been trigger by an allergic reaction to amaryl (glimepiride)?
Sir I am having diabetic for the past 7 years I am using amaryl (glimepiride) forte 2mg but sugar is 225 for the past 3 years what to do?
Are glimepiride&metformin safe drugs for a diabetic of12yrs. Cretanine now 1.2.Are these drugs safe or they shud be changed. Any advice to change meds.
Yes.: Metformin is considered first line therapy for type II diabetics. It should be stopped if your creatinine goes over 1.3-1.4 or for certain procedures using contrast dye for a couple days. The advantage for both is that they are cheap. Are there better choices than glimipiride? Yes. It pushes the pancreas to secrete more insulin and can "wear out" cells. Newer options exist but expensive. ...Read more
Have diabetics almost 3 years now. I just arrived in USA & I used to take ZolidPlus 15mg 500mg and Amaryl (glimepiride) 1mg. Now I need similar medicine here in AK.
Foreign Drug Names: ZolidPlus is ActoPlus Met (pioglitazone and metformin) here in the US and is available for less cost as a generic, pioglitazone 15/metformin 500. Amaryl is Amaryl here, most often sold as the generic glimepiride. These medications do require a prescription, so you will need to see a doctor to discuss your diabetes, check on your sugars and other labs, and obtain your prescriptions. ...Read more
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
Same family: Hi. Glyburide is a second generation sulfonylurea and glimepiride is a 3rd generation. They work at the same receptors on the beta cell (the pancreatic cells that make insulin) and stimulate insulin release. Glimepiride is preferable because of less metabolite build up in kidney disease, but they're VERY similar. I never use them. In my opinion, based on good science, we have much better drugs. ...Read more
Diabetes: Either glyburide or glimepiride can be prescribed for management of diabetes. There may be a cost difference in your favor or you doctor may have a good reason to prescribe one or the other. More important - you need to take control of your eating habits, your weight (if overweight), and your exercise. Also please remember to measure your blood sugar regularly. Your doctor will advise you on dose ...Read more
Similar mechanisms: Hi. Glyburide & glimepiride (& glipizide & others in the sulfonylurea class, for that matter) all work by the same mechanism to stimulate endogenous insulin release. They differ in duration of action, metabolites, accumulation in kidney disease, etc. They're archaic drugs that I never use anymore. There are much better type 2 drugs out there. Their one benefit - they're cheap. ...Read more
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