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If you are looking for ways to control diabetes, Amaryl® (glimepiride) may be an effective medication for your situation. However, Amaryl is not suitable for everyone. To avoid any complications, tell your healthcare provider about any other medical condition you have and any other medicines you are taking (including vitamins, supplements, and nonprescription medications).
As part of a group of diabetes medications called sulfonylureas, 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.
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.
(Click Amaryl for more information on using this drug to control diabetes. This article also discusses how this medication works, lists potential side effects, and offers some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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