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Prymia (Glimepiride) Drug Price and Information

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

Prymia

  Tablet  
Chemo Biological
Generic : Glimepiride
 24.00
1mg
10 Tablets
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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 Prymia 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 Prymia

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

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

How to use Prymia?

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

When Should Prymia not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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Warnings and Precautions for Prymia

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 Prymia

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Prymia

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.



Prymia(Glimepiride) : Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it better to take Prymia in the morning or at night?

A: Prymia 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 Prymia is taken more than the recommended dose?

A: Prymia 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 Prymia?

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

A: Prymia is safe, effective in diabetic patients with renal impairment. Patients with mild to severe kidney disease can take Prymia, but they should start slowly and gradually increase the dose (3 Trusted Source
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Q: Does Prymia cause weight gain?

A:  Prymia may cause weight gain. Sulfonylureas drugs commonly used to treat diabetes are associated with weight gain. Prymia 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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