Glimepiride Drug Info
Glimepiride (Amaryl®) is prescribed to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. As part of a group of diabetes medications called sulfonylureas, the medication works by helping the pancreas produce more insulin and helping the body's cells respond better to insulin. This results in a decrease in blood sugar levels. This drug comes in tablet form and is taken once daily.
If you have certain other medical conditions, such as kidney failure or cirrhosis, your healthcare provider needs to know this information when prescribing this drug. Glimepiride may not be appropriate in these situations, and discussing these and other issues with your healthcare provider will help ensure the safety and effectiveness of your treatment plan.
(For more information on this drug and its uses, effects, and dosing guidelines, click Glimepiride.)