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Glimepiride 4 Mg

glimepiride 4 mg

Description

Glimepiride is a long-acting oral anti-diabetic which lower the blood sugar level. It is used only in patients diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. It may be used along with Insulin or other medicines in order to achieve better control over the blood sugar levels. This medicine, when taken along with a controlled diet and regular exercise routine, may give better results.

Uses of Glimepiride

Glimepiride is used to control blood sugar levels in adults with Type II Diabetes Mellitus. The medicine is generally taken in conjunction with controlled diet and regular exercise.

Highlights for glimepiride

  1. Glimepiride oral tablet is available as a generic drug and as a brand-name drug. Brand name: Amaryl.
  2. Glimepiride comes as a tablet you take by mouth.
  3. Glimepiride is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps control blood sugar when used along with a healthy diet and exercise.

How it works

Glimepiride belongs to a class of drugs called sulfonylureas. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions. Glimepiride helps your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin is a chemical that your body makes to move sugar (glucose) from your bloodstream into your cells. Once the sugar enters your cells, they can use it as fuel for your body. With type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin, or it can't properly use the insulin that it makes, so the sugar stays in your bloodstream. This causes high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia).

Serious side effects

Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:

  • severe low blood sugar (less than 35 to 40 mg/dL). Symptoms may include:
  • mood changes, such as irritability, impatience, anger, stubbornness, or sadness
  • confusion, including delirium
  • lightheadedness or dizziness
  • sleepiness
  • blurred or impaired vision
  • tingling or numbness in your lips or tongue
  • headaches
  • weakness or fatigue
  • lack of coordination
  • nightmares or crying out in your sleep
  • seizures
  • unconsciousness
  • The recommended starting dose is 1 mg or 2 mg taken once per day with breakfast or the first main meal of the day.
  • After reaching a dose of 2 mg per day, your doctor may increase your dose by 1 mg or 2 mg based on your blood sugar levels. They may increase your dose every 1 to 2 weeks until your blood sugar levels are controlled.
  • The maximum recommended dose is 8 mg taken once per day.

Child dosage (ages 0 to 17 years)

Glimepiride isn’t recommended for people under 18 years old because it may affect body weight and cause low blood sugar.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

  • The starting dose is 1 mg taken once per day with breakfast or the first main meal of the day.
  • Your doctor may adjust your dose based on your blood sugar levels. Since seniors may be more sensitive to glimepiride and are more likely to have decreased kidney function, your doctor may increase your dose more slowly.
  • The maximum recommended dose is 8 mg taken once per day.
  • The starting dose is 1 mg taken once per day with breakfast or the first main meal of the day.
  • Your dose of glimepiride may be adjusted based on your blood sugar levels.
  • The maximum recommended dose is 8 mg taken once per day.

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