Product Name: Amaryl Tab 1mg 2x15's
Product Form: Tablets
Pack Size: 2x15's
Manufacturer: SANOFI AVENTIS
Therapeutic CLass: ORAL HYPOGLYCEMIC
Generic name: Glimepiride
AMARYL is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Important Limitations of Use
AMARYL should not be used for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus or diabetic ketoacidosis, as it would not be effective in these settings.
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AMARYL should be administered with breakfast or the first main meal of the day.
The recommended starting dose of AMARYL is 1 mg or 2 mg once daily. Patients at increased risk for hypoglycemia (e.g., the elderly or patients with renal impairment) should be started on 1 mg once daily.After reaching a daily dose of 2 mg, further dose increases can be made in increments of 1 mg or 2 mg based upon the patient's glycemic response. Uptitration should not occur more frequently than every 1-2 week
The maximum recommended dose is 8 mg once daily.
Precautions: Drug should not be given to Pregnant Mothers.
Glimepiride should be used with caution in patients with diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease or if have any allergy. During times of stress such as fever, infection, injury or surgery, it may be more difficult to control blood sugar, consult the doctor or pharmacist if additional medication may be required. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Must be taken shortly before meals.
Storage Instruction: Keep in cool and dry place.