Amaryl

What is Amaryl?

Amaryl is an oral medication used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). It may also be used with other diabetes medications.

Who can take it?

Adults with type 2 diabetes can take Amaryl with their doctor's approval and supervision.

What dosage can I take and how should I take it?

The recommended starting dose of Amaryl is 1 mg or 2 mg, taken by mouth once daily.

When should I take Amaryl?

With breakfast or the first main meal of the day.

What are the possible side effects?

Some possible side effects include nausea and upset stomach.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Amaryl?

Tell your doctor about any other medications you are on, as well as general allergies and allergies you have to the ingredients of Amaryl.

Compiled by Joe Guarneri, dLife contributing writer.

Last Modified Date: November 20, 2013

All content on dLife.com is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.
Sources
  1. Webmd, Amaryl. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-12297-Amaryl+Oral.aspx?drugid=12297&drugname=Amaryl+Oral. (Accessed 7/17/13).

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