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How Does Amaryl Work?

Amaryl® (glimepiride) is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes. It can be used by itself or in combination with insulin. But how does Amaryl work?
 
As part of a group of diabetes medications called sulfonylureas, Amaryl helps the pancreas to produce more insulin. It also helps the body's cells respond better to insulin, which results in a decrease in blood sugar levels.
 
Studies have shown that by getting blood sugar levels under control with Amaryl, it may be possible to decrease the chances for developing diabetes complications, such as heart disease, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy, and diabetic nephropathy.
 
(For more information on how Amaryl works, click Amaryl. This article provides a complete overview of this prescription drug, including information on its effectiveness, general dosing guidelines, and safety concerns to be aware of before starting treatment.)
 
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