What family of drugs does this medicine belong to?
This drug belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. These drugs are used in the treatment and management of diabetes.
Is it safe to have Glimepiride with other anti-diabetic medications such as Sitagliptin?
It is safe to take these medications together, if your physician has recommended it. However, it is important to be even more careful about your meals and dosing schedule, to lower the risk of low blood sugar.
Can this drug be used with Insulin?
If your physician has recommended adding insulin to your treatment, then it should be taken along with this drug. Please make sure that you do not change the prescribed doses in any way, since this may cause changes in blood sugar levels.
Is it better to take metformin with this drug?
Metformin belongs to a different class of drugs, and it can be used along with this drug to improve blood sugar levels. It is safe to take metformin along with this drug, only if your doctor recommends it, and keeping the necessary precautions in mind.
Can this medicine cause low blood sugar?
This is a possible side effect, but can be avoided if meals are taken regularly.
Is this drug safe to use during pregnancy?
No. This drug is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Please consult your doctor before using it during pregnancy.
Can I use this drug during lactation?
No. The use of this medication is not recommended for use during lactation. Please consult your doctor before using this drug during breast feeding.
Can I use this medicine if I have a kidney disease?
This medicine is not recommended for use in kidney problems because it can further worsen the condition. Please consult your doctor for further assistance.
Can I use this medication if I have a liver impairment?
Glimepiride is advised to use cautiously in patients with liver disease. Your doctor may carefully alter the doses if you suffer from it.
What will happen if I skip glimepiride for few days?
This medicine should not be skipped as it can worsen your diabetes. If however, this medication is missed, take the missed pill as soon as you remember but do not double the dose. Complete the full course as recommended by your doctor.
Can I use this drug if I have sulfa allergy?
Avoid using this drug if you are allergic to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides.
Can I use this drug with my blood pressure medicine?
Certain blood pressure medicines may increase the effect of glimepiride and cause the blood sugar levels to fall even more causing hypoglycemia. For this reason, you must consult your doctor before starting therapy with this drug along with any hypertension medicines.