The generic form of Amaryl is sold under the name Glimepiride tablets. There are currently six different strengths of generic Amaryl available for sale, varying between 1 mg and 8 mg tablets. Amaryl, on the other hand, is available in three strengths (1, 2, and 4 mg).
Generic for Amaryl: An OverviewAmaryl® (glimepiride) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat type 2 diabetes (also known as adult-onset diabetes or noninsulin-dependent diabetes). Amaryl is part of a class of diabetes medications known as sulfonylureas. A sulfonylurea, such as Amaryl, helps the pancreas to produce more insulin. It also helps the cells of the body to respond better to insulin. As a result, blood sugar levels decrease.
Amaryl was first manufactured by Aventis Pharmaceuticals (now known as sanofi-aventis). However, it has since come off patent and is available as a generic.
Strengths of Generic AmarylGeneric Amaryl is sold under the name Glimepiride tablets. Interestingly, generic Amaryl is available in more strengths than the brand-name Amaryl. Brand-name Amaryl is available in only three strengths (1, 2, and 4 mg), while generic Amaryl is available in the following strengths:
- Glimepiride 1 mg tablets
- Glimepiride 2 mg tablets
- Glimepiride 3 mg tablets
- Glimepiride 4 mg tablets
- Glimepiride 6 mg tablets
- Glimepiride 8 mg tablets.