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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Is almost constant heartburn effect of taking glimepiride?

Is almost constant heartburn effect of taking glimepiride?

Possibly. Fix it.: Read these short aticles to revert your heartburn and diabetes naturally: https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/heartburn-do-you-know-this/ https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/get-started/ ...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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What is the definition or description of: Amaryl (glimepiride) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Amaryl (glimepiride) allergy?

Amaryl allergy: What is the definition or description of: Amaryl (glimepiride) allergy? ANS: allergic to Amaryl. ...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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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Is heartburn a side effect of taking glimepiride?

Is heartburn a side effect of taking glimepiride?

Amaryl (glimepiride): I suppose it's possible but not commonly seen. I would look for other reasons such as coffee, alcohol or smoking. ...Read more

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It's okay to use amaryl (glimepiride) med. For pcos right?

No & yes: Hi. The diabetes med that works for PCOS per se is metformin (glitazones work too). However, since PCOS increases risk of type 2 diabetes, you can of course use glimepiride to treat the diabetes if you have PCOS & type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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What difference is there between glyburide and glimepiride medications?

What difference is there between glyburide and glimepiride medications?

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

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What difference is there between glyburide and glimepiride medications?

What difference is there between glyburide and glimepiride medications?

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

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Please explain what are the differences between glyburide and glimepiride medications?

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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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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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Amaryl (Definition)

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