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Glimepiride 1 Mg

glimepiride 1 mg

Glimepiride Overview

Glimepiride is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. This medication belongs to a group of drugs called sulfonylureas, which help to lower blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin (a natural substance that is needed to break down sugar in the body). It also helps the body use insulin efficiently. Glimepiride comes in tablet form. It is usually taken once daily with breakfast.

Common side effects include headache, weakness, and nausea. Glimepiride can cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how it affects you.

Why is this medication prescribed

This medication is used to treat type-2 diabetes. Normally, when you eat food, the body breaks down all sugars and starches into a simple sugar called glucose. This is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. The body needs Insulin to be able to use this sugar for energy. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. In type-2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. This causes glucose to build up in the blood instead of going into cells. It can lead to serious diabetes complications.

How does it work

Glimepiride belongs to a group of medications called Sulfonylureas. They help to increase the amount of insulin released from the Pancreas. This helps the cells to absorb more sugar. As a result, the cells get the sugar they need and the sugar level in the blood goes down.

Glimepiride and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy. Glimepiride falls into category C. There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Glimepiride should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

Serious Side Effects of Glimepiride

Some side effects of glimepiride can be serious. You should call your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
  • Dark urine
  • Light-colored stools
  • Pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding

You should take glimepiride as directed by your doctor. Typically, you will take the medication by mouth with breakfast or with the first meal of the day, usually once daily. Your dose will be based on your medical condition and response to treatment. The recommended starting dose of glimepiride is 1 or 2 milligrams (mg), once a day with breakfast or first main meal.

If you are at increased risk for hypoglycemia (elderly patients or those with kidney impairment), you should start on 1 mg, once daily. After reaching a daily dose of 2 mg, further dose increases can be made. The maximum recommended dose is 8 mg, once daily.

Glimepiride Overdose

If you suspect an overdose, you should contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. You can get in touch with a poison control center at (800) 222-1222.

Missed Dose of Glimepiride

If you miss a dose of glimepiride, take it as soon as you remember. If it's almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your regular schedule.

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