An Overview of Amaryl Dosing
The dose of Amaryl®
) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Amaryl Dosage for Type II Diabetes
Amaryl is usually started at a low dose and increased slowly, with the following instructions:
- The starting dose is Amaryl 1 mg or Amaryl 2 mg once a day.
- The starting dose for elderly people and people with kidney, liver, adrenal, or pituitary problems is Amaryl 1 mg daily.
- Amaryl can be used in combination with insulin. In this case, the recommended dose is Amaryl 8 mg daily.
- If necessary, your healthcare provider may slowly increase your Amaryl dosage by 2 mg or less every one to two weeks.
- The maximum recommended dose of Amaryl is 8 mg daily.
General Amaryl Dosage Information
Patients taking Amaryl should keep the following considerations in mind:
- Amaryl should be taken by mouth once daily.
- Amaryl should be taken at the same time every day with breakfast. If you do not eat breakfast regularly, you should take Amaryl with the first main meal of your day.
- If you do not take your Amaryl as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of Amaryl.
- For Amaryl to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Amaryl will not work if you take it differently than how your healthcare provider prescribed it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to Amaryl or your Amaryl dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Amaryl without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.