Amaryl is a sulfonylurea, having Glimepiride as its active component. It is used as an oral medicine to reduce the blood sugar levels. When used in a combination of diet and exercise, it helps to cure Type 2 diabetes. Amaryl stimulates the secretion and release of insulin from the beta cells in the pancreas. At times, insulin too may be given to increase the efficiency of the medicine.
Dosage and Directions
- Amaryl should be taken only with the consent of the doctor, who decides the accurate dosage depending on the regular monitoring of the blood sugar levels.
- Never alter the dosage without the permission of the doctor.
- Following a healthy diet and making lifestyle changes will give better results.
Word of Warning
- Consuming alcohol or skipping a meal may cause a drop in the sugar levels.
- At times, patients also experience low blood sugar levels due to stress, or over exertion due to exercise.
- Patients need to watch out for symptoms of hypoglycemia and ensure that they carry something sweet as a precautionary measure.
- Extremely high sugar levels may make the patient feel parched or hungry. The frequency of urination also increases.
- Always ensure that you follow the dosage accurately as it involves various components such as diet, medicine, and fitness regime.
- Pregnant females need to inform the doctor of their condition.
- Patients suffering adrenal or pituitary gland issues should consume this medicine only after the consent of the doctor.
- Patients suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma and Type I Diabetes should not consume Amaryl.
- Amaryl is not suitable for patients with acute renal dysfunction, or hepatic disorders.
- Patients allergic to any of the components of Amaryl or any other medicine belonging to the sulfonylurea class should stay away from it.
Common allergic reactions to Amaryl include skin infections, swelling of the face, rashes, abnormal bruising, bleeding, or numb sensation, darkening of the urine, stomach ache, nausea and other symptoms.
In case any abnormal symptom manifests itself after consuming Amaryl, you need to immediately inform the doctor of the same.
Amaryl interacts with diuretics corticosteroids, phenytoin, niacin, and sympathomimetics, propranololand atenolol. These drugs reduce the efficiency of Amaryl. Besides this Amaryl also interacts with other medicines, hence patients need to discuss their complete medical history with the doctor before they start on a dosage of Amaryl.
Missed or Overdose
In case you miss a dose and realize it close to the time of your next dose, then you can resume your regular schedule. Never consume a double dose, or consume two doses within a short time gap, else it may trigger side effects. In case you notice any abnormal symptoms, then you should seek immediate medical assistance.
Amaryl should be stored at room temperature. It should be kept in a tightly closed container. Never keep it in the bathroom or any other moist place. Ensure that it is far from the reach of children or pets. Never keep it directly exposed to sunlight.
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