Highlights for glimepiride
glimepiride Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:\n-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue\n-breathing problems\n-dark urine\n-fever, chills, sore throat\n-signs and symptoms of low blood sugar such as feeling anxious, confusion, dizziness, increased hunger, unusually weak or tired, sweating, shakiness, cold, irritable, headache, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, loss of consciousness\n-unusual bleeding or bruising\n-yellowing of the eyes or skin\n \nSide effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):\n-diarrhea\n-dizziness\n-headache\n-heartburn\n-nausea\n-stomach gas
glimepiride May Interact with Other Medications
- bosentan\n-chloramphenicol\n-cisapride\n-clarithromycin\n-medicines for fungal or yeast infections\n-metoclopramide\n-probenecid\n-warfarin\n \nMany medications may cause an increase or decrease in blood sugar, these include:\n-alcohol containing beverages\n-aspirin and aspirin-like drugs\n-chloramphenicol\n-chromium\n-female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills\n-fluoxetine\n-heart medicines like disopyramide\n-isoniazid\n-male hormones or anabolic steroids\n-medicines called MAO Inhibitors like Nardil, Parnate, Marplan, Eldepryl\n-medicines for allergies, asthma, cold, or cough\n-medicines for mental problems\n-medicines for weight loss\n-niacin\n-NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen\n-pentamidine\n-phenytoin\n-probenecid\n-quinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin\n-some herbal dietary supplements\n-steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone\n-thyroid medicine\n-water pills or diuretics
How to Use glimepiride
Take this medicine by mouth. Swallow with a drink of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your dose at the same time each day, with breakfast or your first large meal. Do not take more often than directed.\n\nTalk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.\n\nElderly patients over 65 years old can have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:\n-diabetic ketoacidosis\n-glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency\n-heart disease\n-kidney disease\n-liver disease\n-severe infection or injury\n-thyroid disease\n-an unusual or allergic reaction to glimepiride, sulfa drugs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives\n-pregnancy or recent attempts to get pregnant\n-breast-feeding
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.\n \nA test called the HbA1C (A1C) will be monitored. This is a simple blood test. It measures your blood sugar control over the last 2 to 3 months. You will receive this test every 3 to 6 months.\n \nLearn how to check your blood sugar. Learn the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and how to manage them.\n \nAlways carry a quick-source of sugar with you in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Examples include hard sugar candy or glucose tablets. Make sure others know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.\n \nTell your doctor or health care professional if you have high blood sugar. You might need to change the dose of your medicine. If you are sick or exercising more than usual, you might need to change the dose of your medicine.\n \nDo not skip meals. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should avoid alcohol. Many nonprescription cough and cold products contain sugar or alcohol. These can affect blood sugar.\n \nThis medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.\n \nWear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.
Keep out of the reach of children.\n\nStore at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What does the pill look like?
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glimepiride, Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc, 1mg
glimepiride, International Labs, Inc. for Walmart, 1mg
glimepiride, Prasco Laboratories, 1mg
glimepiride, Clay Park Labs Inc a Division of Perrigo Pharmaceuticals, 1mg
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glimepiride, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, 1mg
glimepiride, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc., 1mg
glimepiride, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. a Sun Pharma Company, 1mg
glimepiride, American Health Packaging, 2mg
glimepiride, International Labs, Inc. for Walmart, 2mg
glimepiride, Prasco Laboratories, 2mg
glimepiride, Clay Park Labs Inc a Division of Perrigo Pharmaceuticals, 2mg
glimepiride, PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, 2mg
glimepiride, Perrigo Rx, 2mg
glimepiride, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, 2mg
glimepiride, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc., 2mg
glimepiride, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. a Sun Pharma Company, 2mg
glimepiride, American Health Packaging, 1mg
glimepiride, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. a Sun Pharma Company, 4mg
glimepiride, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc., 4mg
glimepiride, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, 4mg
glimepiride, Perrigo Rx, 4mg
glimepiride, Clay Park Labs Inc a Division of Perrigo Pharmaceuticals, 4mg
glimepiride, Prasco Laboratories, 4mg
glimepiride, International Labs, Inc. for Walmart, 4mg
glimepiride, American Health Packaging, 4mg
glimepiride, PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, 4mg
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Last Updated: April 2, 2014