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Amaryl Side Effects
I am a type 2 diabetic and am taking avandia and amaryl can they make you gain weight as a side effect?
Avandia and Amaryl: Avandia 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
I am diabetic for more than ten years. Is there side effect in continious intake of metformin and glimepiride 2x a day? Thanks
Each patient unique: Long-term metformin use can cause vitamin B12 deficiency, which leads to anemia and nerve symptoms in hands/feet. Some patients also develop GI symptoms (diarrhea, nausea) even after tolerating metformin initially. Long term sulfonylurea use (such as glimepiride) can cause weight gain, hypoglycemia and faster burnout of pancreatic insulin. See a specialist about which drug regimen is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Amaryl effect/time: Amaryl 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
Sulfonylurea.: That seems like a lot of sulfonylurea type medication - Glimepiride and Glyburide. The reason why that's important is that they can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which can be dangerous. I'd like to see you on more Metformin and less sulfonylurea to reduce your risk of hypoglycemia. ...Read more
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 type2 DM taking amaryl 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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