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What is the best alternative medication to sulfonylurea for type 2 diabetics to prevent weight gain in combination with metformin?

What is the best alternative medication to sulfonylurea for type 2 diabetics to prevent weight gain in combination with metformin?

DPP4 inhibitor: Newer medications like januvia, onglyza, (saxagliptin) and tradgenta are all effective additions to metformin for the treatment of diabetes, and generally have less weight gain than the older sulfonylurea medications like glucotrol. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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


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Can it take several weeks for glimepiride to work?

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

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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Side effects of diabetic medication glimepiride?

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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How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar, insulin?

How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar, insulin?

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

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Is almost constant heartburn effect of taking glimepiride?

Is almost constant heartburn effect of taking glimepiride?

Glimepiride/heartbur: It could be you can only know if you stop the med and heartburn goes away.But heartburn is a common symptom among all, especiallu diabetics.Wmen have 7 times more chance of having heartburn while on this med than men.87.5men versus12.5 men in a study published may 29, 2012 in a post marketing study among patients taking this drug. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my dermatographism may have been trigger by an allergic reaction to amaryl (glimepiride)?

Is it possible that my dermatographism may have been trigger by an allergic reaction to amaryl (glimepiride)?

Dermographism: This form of pressure related hives can be triggered by any allergy but is usually associated with an inherited tendency called atopy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Increase dose: Or add a second medication. Also relook at your diet and your weight. Hve those changed? They can cause increasing blood glucose levels. Lastly, it is the natural course of diabetes to get worse as your pancreas burns out, so needing more medication is not unusual. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Amaryl (Definition)

Amaryl is a second generation sulfonylurea which is a kind of diabetes-related drug ...Read more