What is Amaryl?
Amaryl (glimepiride) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Amaryl is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medicine is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
Insulin or other diabetes medicines are sometimes used in combination with Amaryl if needed.
What are the side effects?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Amaryl (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine;
- confusion, weakness; or
Common Amaryl side effects may include:
- dizziness, weakness;
- nausea; or
- low blood sugar.