Glimepiride


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AFFECTS OF BEING IN THE SUN TAKING THIS MEDICATION


WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF YOU ARE IN THE SUN TO LONG TAKING THIS MEDICATION? THERE IS A WARNING ON THE LABEL NOT  TO BE IN THE SUN FOR PROLONGED PERIODS OF TIME.
by ADELLA BROOKS in BROWNS MILLS, NEW JERSEY, 07/07/2007

Headache's


Are one of the side effects of Glimepiride headache's. My mom has Been having sporadic headaches but very painful.  
by Mary in New York, NY, 01/23/2007

Glimepiride
Glimepiride (Amaryl)
Glimepiride
( GLYE-meh-pye-ride)
Pregnancy Category: C Amaryl (Rx)

Classification: Antidiabetic agent, sulfonylurea, second generation

See Also: See also Hypoglycemic Agents .

Action/Kinetics: Lowers blood glucose by stimulating the release of insulin from functioning pancreatic beta cells and by increasing the sensitivity of peripheral tissues to insulin. Completely absorbed from the GI tract within 1 hr. Onset: 2-3 hr. t 1/2, serum: About 9 hr. Duration: 24 hr. Completely metabolized in the liver and metabolites are excreted through both the urine and feces.

Uses: As an adjunct to diet and exercise to lower blood glucose in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (Type II diabetes mellitus). In combination with insulin to decrease blood glucose in those whose hyperglycemia cannot be controlled by diet and exercise in combination with an oral hypoglycemic drug. In combination with metformin (Glucophage) if control is not reached with diet, exercise, and either hypoglycemic alone.

Contraindications: Diabetic ketoacidosis with or without coma. Use during lactation.

Special Concerns: The use of oral hypoglycemic drugs has been associated with increased CV mortality compared with treatment with diet alone or diet plus insulin. Safety and efficacy have not been determined in children.

Side Effects: The most common side effect is hypoglycemia. GI: N&V, GI pain, diarrhea, cholestatic jaundice (rare). CNS: Dizziness, headache. Dermatologic: Pruritus, erythema, urticaria, morbilliform or maculopapular eruptions. Hematologic: Leukopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, aplastic anemia, pancytopenia. Miscellaneous: Hyponatremia, increased release of ADH, changes in accommodation and/or blurred vision.

Drug Interactions: See Hypoglycemic Agents

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