Amaryl (glimepiride) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels.
Amaryl is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Insulin or other diabetes medicines are sometimes used in combination with Amaryl if needed.
Amaryl may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not use Amaryl if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).
Before taking Amaryl, tell your doctor if you are allergic to sulfa drugs, or if you have heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, an enzyme deficiency (G6PD), adrenal or
pituitary gland problems, or if you are under-nourished.
ake care not to let your blood sugar get too low. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur if you skip a meal, exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. Symptoms include headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, tremor, irritability, or trouble concentrating. Carry hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar. Other sugar sources include orange juice and milk. Be sure your
family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency