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Is glimepiride used for type 1 diabetes?

Is glimepiride used for type 1 diabetes?

Glimepiride is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may occur if high blood sugar is not treated).

Can sulfonylureas be used in type 1 diabetes?

Sulfonylureas are used primarily for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2. Sulfonylureas are ineffective where there is absolute deficiency of insulin production such as in type 1 diabetes or post-pancreatectomy. Sulfonylureas can be used to treat some types of neonatal diabetes.

What are the doses of glimepiride?

The recommended starting dose is 1 mg or 2 mg taken once per day with breakfast or the first main meal of the day. After reaching a dose of 2 mg per day, your doctor may increase your dose by 1 mg or 2 mg based on your blood sugar levels.

How is glimepiride used to treat type 2 diabetes?

Glimepiride is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes. When required, other diabetes medicines are sometimes used in combination with glimepiride. The sections below will provide you with more specific information and guidelines related to glimepiride and its correct use. Please read them carefully.

What are the side effects of glimepiride oral tablet?

With type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin, or it can’t properly use the insulin that it makes, so the sugar stays in your bloodstream. This causes high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). Glimepiride oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.

What was the original trade name for glimepiride?

Glimepiride (original trade name Amaryl) is an orally available medium-to-long-acting sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug. It is sometimes classified as either the first third-generation sulfonylurea, or as second-generation. WHAT IS GLIMIPIRIDE?

How often should you take glimepiride for liver disease?

The maximum recommended dose is 8 mg taken once per day. For people with liver disease: If you have liver disease, you may be more sensitive to the effects of glimepiride. Your doctor may start you at a lower dose and slowly increase your dose if needed. Glimepiride is used for long-term treatment.

What are the side effects of glimepiride for type 2 diabetes?

With type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin, or it can’t properly use the insulin that it makes, so the sugar stays in your bloodstream. This causes high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). Glimepiride oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.

The maximum recommended dose is 8 mg taken once per day. For people with liver disease: If you have liver disease, you may be more sensitive to the effects of glimepiride. Your doctor may start you at a lower dose and slowly increase your dose if needed. Glimepiride is used for long-term treatment.

How is Amaryl used to treat type 2 diabetes?

Amaryl is indicated for treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes who are unable to achieve glycemic (blood glucose) control through diet and exercise alone. Amaryl can be taken on its own (monotherapy) or in combination with metformin (sitagliptin) or insulin when these have not proved effective enough on their own. Who is it not suitable for?

How does Colesevelam affect the effect of glimepiride?

Colesevelam can decrease the amount of glimepiride that’s absorbed by your body. This means that the drug may not work as well. This interaction may cause high blood sugar. Diazoxide can decrease the effect of glimepiride and cause high blood sugar. These drugs can decrease the effect of glimepiride and cause high blood sugar.