Glypride - 2 mg (Amaryl)
US Brand Name Amaryl
Strength 2mg
Generic Name Glimepiride
Manufacturer Sun Pharma
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

Glypride - 2mg


This drug constitutes a generic name Glimepiride, is an oral medication for the treatment of diabetes. It keeps blood sugar level in check and helps your body to respond efficiently to insulin released by the pancreas. Medication treatment of Glimepiride is prescribed along with a regimented diet and exercise routine to obtain the maximum benefits. It is generally recommended to properly control type2 diabetes. Glimepiride can also be used in combination with insulin and other diabetes medicines in certain cases.  It is also marketed as Amaryl, Glypride among several other trade names across the world. It may also be given for some other purposes which are not listed here.



Important information about Glimepiride


You should avoid the use of this medicine, if you are allergic to it, or if you are suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis. In order to obtain the maximum relief from diabetes, inform your doctor about following conditions before taking this medicine: heart, liver, or kidney disease; suppressed enzymes (G6PD); abnormally functioning pituitary or adrenal glands and related problems; of if you are under-nourished. Notify your doctor if you are allergic to any sulfa drugs.


It lowers down the blood sugar level, so you should take care to follow a strict and regimented diet and exercise program, when you are taking this medicine. Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar can happen if you are not following appropriate diet and regimen, consuming alcohol, or having stress. The symptoms correspond to Hypoglycemia are as follows: headache, hunger, weakness, tremors, sweating, irritability, concentrating trouble. Keep a source of sugar like candy, glucose tablets or gel handy with you.

This medicine will not control your diabetic problems single handedly, you have to follow strict dieting schedule, exercises and weight control measures and other complimentary medicines. Going slack in any of these may worsen your condition and can be dangerous. It belongs to FDA pregnancy category C drug. It is not known whether this drug can harm an unborn baby if taken during the pregnancy time. Glimepiride can pass into the breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine in the above mentioned cases. 

Before taking Glimepiride- Before taking Glimepiride, take care of all the precautions mentioned above. Discuss all the conditions with your doctor and clear all the doubts pertaining to this drug.



Dosage Information


Take the dosage strictly as per your doctor’s recommendation. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advices you to do so. Also, do not consider this medicine in use after the prescription period is over. All medications comes with a patient leaflet, you should refer the medicine label to get more information about the drug. Your doctor may alter the dosage depending on your conditions like if you are ill; has an infection; or any scheduled surgery or medical emergency.  It can usually be taken once in a day after the breakfast or the first main meal of the day or according to your doctor’s advice. You should take it with a full glass of water. Check your blood sugar level and other blood parameters regularly.  Always store this medicine in a cool or dry place, away from moisture, heat and reach of the children.



What if you miss a dose


If you miss a dose of Glimepiride, take the dose as soon as you remember. Be aware to skip the dose if the next dose time is almost up. Taking multiple dose can lead to excess medicine in your body which might cause harmful conditions.   



What if you overdose


In case of overdose, get emergency medical help or call your doctor immediately. Overdose may result in excessive weakness, blurred vision, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, trouble in speaking, or seizure.



Things to avoid


You should strictly avoid the consumption of alcohol as alcohol can drastically reduce your blood sugar level which can be harmful and hinder your diabetes control measures.



Side Effects


Taking Glimepiride can result in allergic reactions or very serious conditions such as bloody, dark or painful urination; increased urinated; dark brown clay colored stools pain in stomach; bloating; shortness in breathe even with mild activity; unexplained weight gain; pain in chest; nausea; itching on upper stomach; unexpected appetite changes; pale skin; easy bruising or bleeding; or increased thirst or hunger. Seek medical care immediately in case of serious and life threatening side effects. Some common and less harmful side effects are cold, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, backache, or dental problems. The side effects of Glimepiride mentioned above are not only the ones, there may be some others. Call your doctor right away and get the medical attention immediately if you experience these side effects.



Interaction with other drugs


Notify your doctor if you are taking other medicines like albuterol; clonidine; resperine; beta blockers like carvedilol, labetalol, atenolol, or others, before taking Glimepiride as they can interact with it. You may get hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), if you use any of these following medicines: diuretics; isoniazid; steroids; birth control pills and other hormones; diet pills or medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies; thyroid medicine; niacin; or phenothiazines.

You may get hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you take Glimepiride with these medications: exenatide; some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; aspirin or other salicylates; exenatide; sulfa drugs; a monoamine oxidase inhibitor; other oral diabetes medications like acarbose, metformin, miglitol, rosiglitazone or others. The above mentioned lists of drugs which can interact with Glimepiride are non exhaustive and there may be some other drugs which interrupt the functioning of Glimepiride thereby increasing or reducing its effects of lowering your blood sugar level. Inform your doctor about all medications which you are using prescribed or OTC or herbal products, before taking Glimepiride. Never start taking a new medicine without your doctor’s advice.


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