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About glimepiride 2 mg tab

Glimepiride 2 mg tab is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Amaryl medication also is used with other diabetes medications. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Glimepiride generic name belongs to the class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. It lowers blood sugar by causing the release of your body’s natural insulin. The side effects glimepiride and glimepiride dosing depends on your medical health.

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking Glimepiride 2 mg tab and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Take this medication by mouth with breakfast or the first main meal of the day, as directed by your doctor.
  • Usually once daily.
  • Glimepiride dosing is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
  • Take it at the same time each day.

Use Glimepiride 2 mg tab regularly to get the most benefit from it.

To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start Glimepiride 2 mg tab at a low dose and gradually increase your glimepiride dosing. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.

If you are already taking another diabetes drug (such as chlorpropamide), follow your doctor’s directions carefully for stopping the old drug and starting glimepiride.

Colesevelam can decrease the absorption of the glimepiride generic name. If you are taking colesevelam, take glimepiride at least 4 hours before taking colesevelam.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (your blood sugar is too high or too low).

Side effects

Nausea and upset stomach may occur. If either of these side effects glimepiride persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed glimepiride generic name because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects glimepiride. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects glimepiride, including

  • yellowing eyes/skin
  • stomach/abdominal pain
  • dark urine
  • unusual tiredness/weakness
  • easy bleeding/bruising
  • signs of infection
  • mental/mood changes
  • unusual/sudden weight gain
  • seizures

Glimepiride generic name can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). This may occur if you do not consume enough calories from food or if you do unusually heavy exercise. Symptoms of low blood sugar include

  • sudden sweating
  • shaking
  • fast heartbeat
  • hunger
  • blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • tingling hands/feet

However, It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you don’t have these reliable forms of glucose, rapidly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or drink fruit juice or non-diet soda. Tell your doctor right away about the reaction and the use of glimepiride dosing. To help prevent low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule, and do not skip meals. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to find out what you should do if you miss a meal.

Symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) include thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, and fruity breath odor. If these symptoms occur, tell your doctor right away. Your medication dosage may need to be increased.

A very serious allergic reaction to Amaryl medication is rare. However, get medical help right away.

Warnings & Precautions

  1. Before taking Amaryl medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.
  2. Before using Amaryl medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
  3. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness.
  4. Limit alcohol while taking this medication because it can increase your risk of developing low blood sugar.
  5. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.

It may be harder to control your blood sugar when your body is stressed (such as due to fever, infection, injury, or surgery). Consult your doctor because this may require a change in your glimepiride dosing plan, medications, or blood sugar testing.

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially low blood sugar.

However, During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Pregnancy may cause or worsen diabetes. Discuss a plan with your doctor for managing your blood sugar while pregnant. Your doctor may substitute insulin for this drug during pregnancy. If glimepiride is used, it may be switched to insulin at least 2 weeks before the expected delivery date because of glimepiride’s risk of causing low blood sugar in your newborn. Discuss the side effects glimepiride and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Moreover, Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so.  Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval.

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