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Glimepiride - Overview
Glimepiride, marketed under the name Amaryl, is prescribed to some adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. People in need of a glimepiride prescription can connect with a medical provider using Push Health who can prescribe Amaryl if appropriate to do so.
What Is Glimepiride Used For?
Glimepiride (Amaryl) belongs to a class of medications known as sulfonylureas medications. Amaryl is prescribed as an adjunct to exercise and diet to improve glycemic control in adult patients who have type 2 diabetes mellitus. Unlike medications such as pioglitazone (Actos), glimepiride is thought to work by stimulating beta cells in the pancreas to produce more insulin and perhaps also increasing tissue sensitivity to insulin. Amaryl can be used as initial drug therapy and is sometimes used in combination with metformin. There is no fixed dosage regimen when using Amaryl for managing diabetes and the medication is typically adjusted based on the patient's fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c level.
Glimepiride - Dosage and Cost
Glimepiride itself is a largely odorless powder that is white to yellowish-white in color. As Amaryl, glimepiride is available as glimepiride 4 mg tablets, glimepiride 2 mg tablets and glimepiride 1 mg tablets. After oral administration, glimepiride is well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and generally reaches maximum effect at 3 hours. Glimepiride is highly metabolized in the body and the metabolites are mostly excreted in the urine. Glimepiride 4 mg is considered moderately affordable at 5 cents per tablet. Costs associated with a glimepiride tablet prescription are often covered under one's insurance. Glimepiride coupons may be available to help reduce the cost of the medication even further.
Can I Buy Glimepiride Online?
Glimepiride is a prescription medication in the United States. What this means is that one cannot buy glimepiride online or just get it over the counter from a pharmacy. However, people in need of a glimepiride prescription can connect with a licensed medical provider through Push Health and get an Amaryl prescription when appropriate.
Glimepiride - Side Effects
Glimepiride use can result in side effects. Side effects associated with glimepiride use include low blood sugar, weakness, nausea, headache and dizziness. Anyone with an allergy or hypersensitivity to glimepiride should not use the medication. Amaryl should not be used in people with diabetic ketoacidosis. Glimepiride can interact with other medications and care should be taken when used concomitantly with other drugs. Glimepiride and alcohol should not be used together. Questions about potential side effects resulting from glimepiride use should be directed to one's pharmacist and medical provider.
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Last updated January 3, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.