If you have type 2 diabetes, you may benefit from Amaryl® (glimepiride). This prescription medication is typically taken once a day and comes in the form of tablets.
Amaryl is a part of a group of diabetes medications called sulfonylureas, and it works to control diabetes by helping the pancreas produce more insulin. The medication also helps the body's cells respond better to insulin, which results in a decrease in blood sugar levels.
While most people do not experience problems with these tablets, Amaryl is not suitable for everyone. For example, you may not be able to take it if you have certain medical conditions, such as heart or kidney problems. Before beginning treatment, talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other medications you are taking, including vitamins, supplements, and nonprescription medications.
The tablet form of Amaryl is available in several strengths, in both brand-name and generic versions.
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