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Rosiglitazone and Glimepiride Dosage

Rosiglitazone and Glimepiride Dosing for Type 2 Diabetes

The recommended starting dose of this medication is rosiglitazone and glimepiride 4 mg/1 mg once daily with the first meal of the day. If you are switching from rosiglitazone (Avandia) or glimepiride (Amaryl), the starting dose can be as high as rosiglitazone and glimepiride 4 mg/2 mg once daily. If you are already taking both Avandia and Amaryl, you should start at the equivalent combination dose of rosiglitazone and glimepiride.
 
The first part of the rosiglitazone and glimepiride dosage refers to the rosiglitazone amount, while the second part of the dosage refers to the glimepiride amount (for example, rosiglitazone and glimepiride 4 mg/1 mg contains 4 mg rosiglitazone and 1 mg glimepiride).
 
If necessary, your healthcare provider may slowly increase your rosiglitazone and glimepiride dose to control blood sugar. The maximum dose is rosiglitazone and glimepiride 8 mg/4 mg per day.
 

General Rosiglitazone and Glimepiride Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking this medication include:
 
  • Rosiglitazone and glimepiride should be taken by mouth once daily with the first meal of the day.
     
  • Rosiglitazone and glimepiride should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the diabetes medication in your blood. This means that you will need to eat your first meal of the day at approximately the same time each day.
     
  • If you do not take your medication as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue as scheduled. Do not take a double dose of rosiglitazone and glimepiride.
     
  • For rosiglitazone and glimepiride to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The drug will not work if you take it differently than how your healthcare provider prescribed it.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to this drug or your dosage of it, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking rosiglitazone and glimepiride without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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