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Glimiprex (3 mg) (Glimepiride) Drug Price and Information

Glimepiride (Glimiprex (3 mg)) is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic agent, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It works by causing the pancreas to produce insulin.

Glimiprex (3 mg)

  Tablet  
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Otsira)
Generic : Glimepiride
 44.00
3mg
10 Tablets
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Drug information on Glimiprex (3 mg) (Glimepiride) from Aristo Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Otsira)

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Drug Name : Glimepiride

Glimepiride(Amaryl) generic Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic agent, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It works by causing the pancreas to produce insulin.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical condition(s) for which Glimiprex (3 mg) may be prescribed


Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

Side effects of Glimiprex (3 mg)

Most Common : Low blood sugar, temporary visual impairment and GI disturbances.

Miscellaneous : Dizziness, weakness, headache, nausea/vomiting, lightheadedness, confusion and irritability.

How to use Glimiprex (3 mg)?

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

When Should Glimiprex (3 mg) not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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Warnings and Precautions for Glimiprex (3 mg)

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.

Other Precautions for Glimiprex (3 mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Glimiprex (3 mg)

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.



Glimiprex (3 mg)(Glimepiride) : Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it better to take Glimiprex (3 mg) in the morning or at night?

A: Glimiprex (3 mg) should be taken once daily in the morning before breakfast or the first main meal of the day (1 Trusted Source
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Q: What happens if Glimiprex (3 mg) is taken more than the recommended dose?

A: Glimiprex (3 mg) overdose may cause hypoglycemia which result in confusion, palpitation, fatigue, drowsiness, anxiety, tachycardia, coma and seizures (2 Trusted Source
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Q: Who should avoid Glimiprex (3 mg)?

A: Glimiprex (3 mg) is not recommended for people who have diabetic ketoacidosis, type I diabetes, or hypersensitivity (2 Trusted Source
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Q: Does Glimiprex (3 mg) affect kidney?

A: Glimiprex (3 mg) is safe, effective in diabetic patients with renal impairment. Patients with mild to severe kidney disease can take Glimiprex (3 mg), but they should start slowly and gradually increase the dose (3 Trusted Source
Pharmacokinetics and safety of glimepiride at clinically effective doses in diabetic patients with renal impairment

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Q: Does Glimiprex (3 mg) cause weight gain?

A:  Glimiprex (3 mg) may cause weight gain. Sulfonylureas drugs commonly used to treat diabetes are associated with weight gain. Glimiprex (3 mg) should be used in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise to help control weight gain (2 Trusted Source
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  • 1. Glimepiride - (https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a696016.html)
  • 2. Glimepiride - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK554600/#:)
  • 3. Pharmacokinetics and safety of glimepiride at clinically effective doses in diabetic patients with renal impairment - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8960852/#:)
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