Amaryl (Glimepiride) Medication
As a prescription diabetes medication, Amaryl® (glimepiride) is approved to treat type 2 diabetes (also known as noninsulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes).
Amaryl is part of a group of diabetes medications called sulfonylureas, and it works by helping the pancreas produce more insulin. It also helps the body's cells respond better to insulin, which results in a decrease in blood sugar levels.
Studies have shown that by getting blood sugar levels under control with Amaryl, it may be possible to decrease the chances for developing diabetes complications, such as heart disease and diabetic retinopathy.
This medication comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken once a day at breakfast. Possible side effects include headaches, dizziness, and weakness.
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