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Amaryl 1 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Amaryl Tablet

Amaryl 1 mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps to control blood sugar levels and thus prevent the long-term complications of diabetes. Use this medicine along with a proper diet and exercise for best results. It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) as a side effect. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Amaryl Tablet

Amaryl Tablet side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Amaryl Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Amaryl 1 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Amaryl Tablet works

Amaryl 1 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Amaryl Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amaryl 1 mg Tablet. Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amaryl 1 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Amaryl 1 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with Amaryl 1 mg Tablet
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Amaryl 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amaryl 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Amaryl 1 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.
Liver
CAUTION
Amaryl 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amaryl 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Amaryl 1 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.

What if you miss a dose of Amaryl Tablet?

You should skip a dose of Amaryl 1 mg Tablet, if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

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Expert Advice

  • Take it shortly before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
  • Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) alongside.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Amaryl 1 mg Tablet affects you.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Amaryl with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Amaryl

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I am only 23 years old I am suffering for 7 years from diabetes it's a type 2 diabetesI am continuing metformin 1mg (2 times per day), trejenta 5, amaryl 3 mg and starvog 0.2
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
If u are taking oral medicine and sugar levels are maintained it is Type 2
I am talking amaryl forte 1mg morning Janumet 50 in evening. .can I take one brand to control my type 2 Diabetes.With these medicine sugar level remains below 125 bot h FBS and random.
Dr. Jagruti Shah
Diabetes Specialist
It is always advisable to do both BSF/PP OR post dinner to know sugars are contoled or not with may be 4 monthly HbA1C. If both values are in acceptable in controled range that is HBa1c lessthan 7 and BSF/PP between 100-140 and S. creat normal then it is advisable to continue same medicine and not change brands . Using two different group of medicines are more often to patients advantage.
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FAQs

Q. Does Amaryl make you sleepy?

Amaryl itself does not cause sleepiness. However, it may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when used with other anti-diabetes medicine. Because of this you may feel sleepy or problems in sleeping.

Q. Is Amaryl safe for kidneys?

Amaryl does not affect kidneys in patients with normal kidney function. However, its use should be avoided in patients with severe kidney disease since Amaryl is principally eliminated by the kidneys.

Q. Does Amaryl cause memory loss?

No, it is not known that Amaryl causes memory loss. However, use of Amaryl may cause low blood sugar which may cause problems with concentration and reduced alertness.

Q. Who should not take Amaryl?

Amaryl should be avoided by patients who are allergic to it, have severe kidney or liver disease, have G6PD-deficiency (an inherited condition affecting red blood cells), or are due to have surgery. Along with that, patients who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or breastfeeding, or have insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1 diabetes mellitus) should also avoid taking Amaryl.

Q. How long does it take for Amaryl to start working?

Amaryl takes about 2 to 3 hours to reduce blood sugar levels. You may not feel any difference, but it does not mean it is not working. So, continue the medication as directed by your doctor and if you have any concerns, discuss with your doctor.

Q. How long do I need to take Amaryl? Can I stop the medication?

Treatment for diabetes is usually for life. You may have to continue the treatment life long. Do not stop taking Amaryl without talking to your doctor. If you stop taking Amaryl suddenly your diabetes may get worse.

Q. How and when to take Amaryl?

Amaryl tablets are available in 1mg, 2mg, 3mg and 4mg doses. The dose and frequency of the medicine will be decided by your doctor. Generally, a single daily dose of Amaryl is sufficient to control blood sugar levels. The dose should be taken whole with some liquid shortly before or during breakfast or if you skip breakfast shortly before or during your first main meal.

Q. What can happen if I take more than the recommended dose of Amaryl?

Overdose of Amaryl may significantly decrease your blood sugar levels (a condition called hypoglycemia). If you have taken an excess dose then you should instantly consume enough sugar (e.g., a small bar of sugar cubes, sweet juice, sweetened tea) and inform a doctor immediately. Severe cases of hypoglycaemia accompanied by loss of consciousness and coma are cases of medical emergency requiring immediate medical treatment and admission into hospital.

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