Sanofi-Aventis | Amaryl (Medication)
Amaryl, generically known as glimepiride is an oral diabetes medicine that controls blood sugar levels. This medication helps your body to respond better to insulin produced by the pancreas.
For best results, Amaryl is used together with a special diet and exercise.
This medication is taken by mouth usually once daily, with breakfast or the first main meal of the day, exactly as your doctor told you….
Amaryl: Side Effects
Like with any medicine, side effects can occur. The most common include nausea or upset stomach. If these persist or worsen call your doctor.
Other more serious side effects, that need immediately medical help are: yellowing eyes or skin, stomach or abdominal pain, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness, easy bleeding or bruising, signs of infection such as fever, persistent sore throat, mental changes, unusual or sudden weight gain, or seizures.
Amaryl can cause hypoglycemia if you don’t consume enough calories….
Before using Amaryl, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it, to it’s ingredients, or if you have any other allergies. Also tell your doctor if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions: heart disease; liver or kidney disease; an allergy to sulfa drugs; an enzyme deficiency; adrenal or pituitary gland problems; or if you are under-nourished. Inform your doctor if you use any other medicine.
Because it can cause dizziness and drowsiness, it is not recommended to drive and use heavy machinery until you are sure you can do it safely.
Alcohol is forbidden. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding it is not recommended to use Amaryl without your doctor advice….