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Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR


Overview

Introduction

Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR is a combination of three medicines that effectively controls blood sugar levels when a single medication is not effective. It should be used along with proper diet and regular exercise for best results. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine as it may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level).

Uses of Amaryl MV Tablet SR

Side effects of Amaryl MV Tablet SR

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Taste change
  • Flatulence
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to use Amaryl MV Tablet SR

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 MV 2mg Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Amaryl MV Tablet SR works

Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR is a combination of three antidiabetic medicines: Glimepiride, metformin and voglibose. They work by different mechanisms to provide better control of blood sugar when single or dual therapy is not effective. Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea which works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas to lower the blood glucose. Metformin is a biguanide which lowers glucose production in the liver, delays glucose absorption from intestines and increases the body's sensitivity to insulin. Voglibose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor which prevents breakdown of complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose. This prevents the blood glucose levels from rising to very high levels after meals.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Amaryl MV 2mg Tablet SR is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. Carry a sugar source with you for immediate relief.
  • 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).

Patient Concerns

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My mom is diabetic from last 13 years. She is on medicine and having type 2 diabetes. Currently she is taking below medicine - amaryl m2, galvusmet 50/500, forxiga-10. But from last week her sugar level is increasing and now reaches to 250 fasting. Could you please recommend me ayurvedic medicine that will keep sugar level in control and keep her energitic. Thanks
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Please consult with Ayurvedic doctor nearest to your home.
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
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FAQs

Q. What is Amaryl MV?

Amaryl MV is a combination of three medicines: Glimepiride, Metformin and Voglibose. This medicine is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). It improves the blood glucose levels in adults when taken along with proper diet and regular exercise. Glimepiride lowers the blood glucose levels by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas. Metformin works by lowering the glucose production in the liver and improving insulin sensitivity. Voglibose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor which lowers the postprandial (after meals) glucose levels in the body. This combination is not indicated for the treatment of Type 1 DM.

Q. What are the possible side effects of Amaryl MV?

The use of Amaryl MV is associated with common side effects like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), nausea, diarrhea, altered taste, flatulence, stomach pain, headache, skin rash and respiratory tract infection.

Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Amaryl MV should not be taken?

The use of Amaryl MV should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine is also avoided in patients with moderate to severe kidney disease and in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, colonic ulcerations and underlying metabolic acidosis including diabetic ketoacidosis.

Q. Is it safe to take alcohol while I am also taking Amaryl MV?

No, it is not safe to take Amaryl MV along with alcohol. It may lower your low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) and can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.

Q. Can the use of Amaryl MV cause hypoglycemia?

Yes, the use of Amaryl MV can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate, and feeling anxious or shaky. It happens more often if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important. Always keep glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with you.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Amaryl MV?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
  1. Metformin Hydrochloride (SR), Glimepiride & Voglibose. Dehradun, India: Windlas Biotech Private Limited; 2017. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Glimepiride. Bridgewater, New Jersey: Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC.; 2009. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Metformin hydrochloride. Princeton, New Jersey: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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