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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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Please describe the medication: glimepiride?

Please describe the medication: glimepiride?

Diabetes medication: Treats type 2 diabetes. Used together with a proper diet and exercise to help control high blood sugar. This medicine is a sulfonylurea. ...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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How long does it take amaryl (glimepiride) to work?

How long does it take amaryl (glimepiride) to work?

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 don't 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

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Please describe the medication: amaryl (glimepiride)?

Please describe the medication: amaryl (glimepiride)?

Glimepiride for DIAB: Amaryl (glimepiride) is brand name for glemipiride, a long acting sulphonylurea used to treat diabetes mellitus. ...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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Are Glimepiride & glipizide the same drug?

No, but same class: Both are 2nd generation sulfonylurea drugs for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. According to a review by the Utah gov't, they conclude: "Overall ranges of HbA1c reduction seen w/glimepiride, glipizide & glyburide treatment in current literature are similar & choice of antidiabetes therapy should be based on individual patient characteristics, including: efficacy, cost, (see below) ...Read more

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How long does amaryl (glimepiride) stay in the blood?

Amaryl (glimepiride): Amaryl (glimepiride) has half-life of 5 to 9 hours, after 5 half-lives 95% of the drug is out of your system. So mutiply 5-9 by 5, so that makes it 25 to 45 hours. ...Read more

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What should you do if you missed a dose of glimepiride?

What should you do if you missed a dose of glimepiride?

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

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Glimepiride made my vision blurry. How long will it last?

Glimepiride made my vision blurry. How long will it last?

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

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What's the best dpp-4 inhibitor alternative to glimepiride?

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

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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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Using amaryl (glimepiride) 3 before breakfast. Glocophage500+ glocovans 500?

Using amaryl (glimepiride) 3 before breakfast. Glocophage500+ glocovans 500?

Sulfonylurea.: That seems like a lot of sulfonylureas 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

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Amaryl (glimepiride) to control blood sugars?

Amaryl (glimepiride) to control blood sugars?

For type 2 diabetes: Amaryl (glimepiride) is an oral medication which helps the pancreas make more Insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes. ...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?

How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar?

Lowers blood sugar: Used to treat type 2 diabetes, Amaryl (glimepiride) is an oral medication which helps the pancreas make more insulin. ...Read more

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Which is better glucotrol (glipizide) or glimepiride?

Neither is my choice: Hi. I'm not a fan of sulfonylurea drugs (the class they're both in) and haven't written for any in years. Nevertheless, between the two, I'd prefer glimepiride by a slight margin. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take levaquin (levofloxacin) and glimepiride?

Is it okay to take levaquin (levofloxacin) and glimepiride?

Maybe: An interaction check using eprocrates indicates that this combination may alter glycemic control. That means there is a risk or either or low blood sugar. You should monitor you glucose levels and discussmeds with you pcp. ...Read more

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I use 4 mg amaryl (glimepiride) morn and night, added 100 mg invokana, sugar 150-165 at night, can I increase either drug, 61 yr male, 189 lbs, a runner.

Yes: Invokana can be increased up to 300mg/day in patients that tolerate the drug. It appears that you are already at the max daily dose of amaryl, (glimepiride) and likely wouldn't add a benefit to increase the dose. You should talk with your doctor before increasing any drug. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Amaryl (Definition)

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


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