Amaryl, with generic name glimepiride, enables you to control blood sugar levels. Insulin or other diabetes medicines are sometimes used in combination with this medicine if needed. Amaryl may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. For such uses, contact your doctor.
How to consume
When you buy Amaryl, follow the prescription given you by the doctor for the instructions on how to consume it and always take the medication in exactly the same dosage as you have been recommended by the doctor, for any changes in the dosage always follow the doctor’s advice. Amaryl is usually taken once a day with breakfast or the first main meal of the day. Take Amaryl with a full glass of water. Know the signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), these usually are: headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, tremor, irritability, or trouble concentrating. Avoid drinking alcohol. It lowers blood sugar and may interfere with your diabetes treatment. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Amaryl can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors to avoid sunburns which is highly expected with the use of Amaryl.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is too late or if it’s almost the time of your next dose, take your next dose at scheduled time and follow the cycle then, regularly with a fresh routine. In the condition of an overdose, call your doctor at once and seek medical help, as overdose may have some severe or may be fatal effects on your health.
You should not use Amaryl if you are allergic to glimepiride or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin). To make sure you can safely take Amaryl, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions: If you have type 1 diabetes, very poor health, a high fever, a severe infection, severe diarrhea, or high blood acid levels, or have had a severe injury; If you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, dizziness) to any other sulfonamide medicine, such as acetazolamide, celecoxib, certain diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), glipizide, probenecid, sulfamethoxazole, valdecoxib, or zonisamide; If you will be having surgery, some medicines used at that time may interact with Amaryl; If you have a history of stroke or liver, kidney, thyroid, heart, or blood vessel problems; If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast feeding; If you have a history of certain hormonal problems (eg, adrenal or pituitary problems, syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone [SIADH]), or low blood sodium levels.
Encounter with other drugs
While using Amaryl, use of certain medicines can make it harder for you to detect when you have low blood sugar. Tell your doctor if you use any of the following drugs: Azole antifungals (eg, miconazole, ketoconazole); Cloramphenicol, clofibrate, fenfluramine insulin, metformin; Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (eg, phenelzine); Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen); Antibiotics (eg, ciprofloxacin), salicylates (eg, aspirin), or sulfonamides (eg, sulfamethoxazole) because the risk of low blood sugar may be increased; Calcium channel blockers (eg, diltiazem), because they may decrease Amaryl 's effectiveness, resulting in high blood sugar; Bosentan because liver problems may occur; the effectiveness of both medicines may be decreased; Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol) because the risk of low blood sugar may be increased; Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (eg, enalapril); Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin); Gemfibrozil because blood sugar may be increased or decreased. Amaryl may also clash with medications you use, other than the listed above and give you some troublesome side effects, to avoid such complications, always tell your doctor about the other medication you take or you are about to start.
Get instant emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Amaryl: Yellowing of the eyes or skin; Chills, or persistent sore throat; Unusual bruising or bleeding; Unusual tiredness or weakness; Severe or persistent blurred vision or other vision problems; Nausea; Chest pain or irregular heartbeat; Confusion; Dark urine; Fainting; Fever; Low blood sugar symptoms (eg, anxiety, dizziness, drowsiness, fast heartbeat, headache). This list may not be showing all the possible side effects and you may observe effects other than these, so to avoid such side effects always follow the doctor’s instructions and ask him for a complete list of the possible side effects you may experience while using Amaryl, so that you have a better reorganization power to avoid any damage to the body by these type of side effects by acting on time to find medical help .
Store it well
Once you buy Amaryl online, store it at the room temperature, make sure to keep Amaryl or any such medications away from moisture, heat, light, the reach of children.
Disclaimer: the above information provided is for your own reference. If you need to start the medicine under any circumstance(s) please consult your health care facilitator for a detailed plan to follow up.