A healthcare provider may prescribe Amaryl® (glimepiride) to treat type 2 diabetes (also known as noninsulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes).
The medication comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken once a day. Several strengths of Amaryl are available, including:
- Amaryl 1 mg
- Amaryl 2 mg
- Amaryl 4 mg.
Generic Amaryl is available in more strengths, including 3 mg, 6 mg, and 8 mg.
Your healthcare provider will consider several factors before prescribing this medication. Some of these factors include:
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are currently taking.
(Click Amaryl Dosage for more information on dosing guidelines for treating type 2 diabetes with various strengths of Amaryl. This article also offers suggestions on how to safely use this medication.)