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Glimepiride - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Glimepiride

Generic Name : Glimepiride
Pronunciation : GLYE-me-pye-ride
Latest prescription information about Glimepiride. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Glimepiride

India : 

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International : 

Amaryl
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Why is Glimepiride Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic agent, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It works by causing the pancreas to produce insulin.
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When should Glimepiride not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis, with or without coma, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Glimepiride?

Adult- PO- Initial- The recommended starting dose is 1-2 mg once daily, with food. Maximum: 2mg/day.

How should Glimepiride be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Glimepiride?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver and kidney disease, ketoacidosis, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Glimepiride?

   Most Common : Low blood sugar, temporary visual impairment and GI disturbances.
   Miscellaneous : Dizziness, weakness, headache, nausea/vomiting, lightheadedness, confusion and irritability.

What are the other precautions for Glimepiride?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Glimepiride?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.



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Harry12, India

I am suffering from DM Type 2. I have been prescribed following tablets since April 2014 : GP 0.5 X 2 per day, Galvusmet 50/1000mg X 1 per day, Rozucor 10 X 1 per day. My PP Fasting as of now varies between 108 and 113. My LDL Cholesterol in April 2014 was 137.60 mg/dL. In April 2014, Glucose Fasting was 223 and PP was 320 mg/dL. Also my BP is 133/78 [As per Omron BP Digital Monitor] for which Telma 20 has been prescribed. Despite Doctor's orders, I do take alcoholic drink about 100 ml before dinner everyday. My age is 66 years. I am now suffering from ED since i started taking these medicines. Can you please prescribe some medicine for ED.

nsreddy63, India

I am a recently identified borderline Diabetic with 139mg at fasting blood glucose. My doctor advised me Glador M1 twice daily. I am getting dizziness and dullness. Can I continue or suggest me an alternative, which can be safely used.

jgdvs, India

Will it seriously affect vision as it is felt that my vision is decreased considerably after I began to take it regularly. Is there any problem if I am not taking it regularly.

jayachandran1, India

I take glimer 2plus 1mg my sugar level is 100 fasting and goes to 210 after first meal kindly advise.

pl.chidambaram, India

I am using glimy 2 for one year. Presently I am getting irritation in all parts of digestive system ,beginning from throat.unstoppable cough disturbing my sleep. All symptoms of ulcer are experienced. pl.advise an alternate. Before this one year usage I was taking ACARBOSE 25 for 4 years.



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