Amaryl Tablet (1,2 & 3 mg)
Amaryl 1 mg tablet (Glimepiride) is an oral medication manufactured by Sanofi Aventis used to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) patients. This medication is prescribed when high levels of blood sugar cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. It belongs to sulfonylurea class of diabetic drugs, which works by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. Available in 1 mg, 2 mg & 3 mg dosage.
Manufacturer: Sanofi Aventis
Recommended Dosage :
The dosage of Amaryl prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Amaryl is usually taken once a day along with breakfast. Take the medication with a full glass of water.
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Amaryl medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Amaryl, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are cold sweats, loss of consciousness, anxiety, hunger, nausea, and drowsiness.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Amaryl, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Amaryl can interact with heart and blood pressure medications, diuretics, corticosteroids, oral contraceptives, estrogens, thyroid medications, sulfa drugs, MAO inhibitors, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.