Amaryl® (glimepiride) is part of a group of diabetes medications called sulfonylureas. It is an oral medication and is approved to treat type 2 diabetes. Amaryl works to control diabetes 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.
This prescription medication comes in the form of tablets and is typically taken once a day. Amaryl oral tablets are available in several strengths, including generic versions.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Common side effects may include headaches, weakness, and dizziness.
(Click Amaryl for more information on when and how to take oral Amaryl tablets, to learn about the warnings and precautions associated with the use of this drug, and to find out what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.)