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Amaryl M 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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15 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Glimepiride(1.0 Mg) + Metformin(500.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
ANTI-DIABETIC

Medical Description

Amaryl M 1mg tablet is an oral anti-diabetic medicine. It contains glimepiride and metformin as its active ingredient. Amaryl M 1mg Tablet is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, a cond...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Amaryl M 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Amaryl M 1mg tablet is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus; when diet, exercise and glimepiride or metformin alone is not able to control the blood sugar levels adequately.
contraindications

Contraindications of Amaryl M 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to metformin, glimepiride or any of the ingredient of Amaryl M 1mg tablet.
  • If you have serious kidney failure or liver failure.
  • If you have any metabolic acidosis (too much acid in the body fluids) like lactic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis or diabetic pre-coma.
  • If you have dehydration, severe infections, shock and injections containing iodine.
  • If you have had heart or lung failure, recent incidence of heart attack and shock.
  • If you are alcoholic.
sideEffects

Side effects of Amaryl M 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Low blood sugar level
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Amaryl M 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Amaryl M 1mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Amaryl M 1mg tablet should not be used during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy, he might suggest some other alternative.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Amaryl M 1mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Amaryl M 1mg tablet passes into the breast milk in very small quantities which might not be harmful to the baby. If you are taking this medicine while breastfeeding, monitor your child for signs of hypoglycemia such as excessive sleepiness, poor feeding, fits, difficulty in breathing, or decreased body temperature.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Amaryl M 1mg tablet?
A:
  • It can cause low blood sugar levels which can lead to drowsiness, unconsciousness or confusion. These can be dangerous while driving
  • Consult your doctor whether you can drive a car if you have frequent episodes of hypoglycemia
  • Keep a juice or chocolate in the car close to you while driving, in case you start feeling any of the above symptoms of hypoglycemia, immediately have the juice or chocolate
  • Note that artificial sweeteners are not of any use in such scenarios.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Amaryl M 1mg tablet?
A:
  • It is advisable not to consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine. Alcohol alters the way this medicine works.
  • Be cautious not to consume alcohol on an empty stomach. Alcohol increases the risk of low blood sugar.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol when taking this medicine can cause serious complication known as ketoacidosis.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience extreme hunger, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, reduced alertness, confusion, shakiness or dizziness. These could be signs of low blood sugar. If you h...
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  • You are experiencing pins-and-needles sensation, numbness and weakness
  • You are going to have a diagnostic imaging test which involves injection of iodine
  • You have dehydration due to diarrhoea, vomiting or limited fluid intake
  • You have suffered through trauma
  • You have to undergo surgery in the near future
  • You have serious kidney and liver problems
  • You have thyroid disorder
  • You are overweight (specific diet restriction may be suggested).
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Amaryl M 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

How Does It Work?

  • Amaryl M 1mg tablet is known to control blood sugar to a greater extent than metformin or glimepiride alone. Glimiperide lowers the blood sugar level increasing release of insulin hormone from pancrea...
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  • Insulin moves sugar (glucose) from the blood into the cells.
  • Metformin decreases the absorption in the intestine and production of sugar by the liver.
  • Both of these components are known to increase the insulin sensitivity of the body (allows the cells of the body to use blood glucose more effectively, reducing blood sugar).
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Amaryl M 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Amaryl M 1mg tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your...
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interactions

Interactions of Amaryl M 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Sometimes Amaryl M 1mg tablet may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Amaryl M 1mg tablet works if taken at the same time.
  • Always inform your doctor about all the medicine you are taking, that includes all prescribed or non-prescribed herbal medicines, dietary supplements as well as other treatment if you are taking for a...
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  • Especially if you are on certain medications like painkillers, medicines for heart diseases, muscle pain, brain-related disorder, antacids like ranitidine, anti-coagulants such as warfarin, medicine t...
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  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are antibiotics like Clarithromycin, oral contraceptives, anti-epileptic medicines like phenytoin, medicines for constipation, water pills etc.
  • You may have symptoms of low blood sugar if you are already taking other medicines for diabetes like Insulin, Pioglitazone. Caution is advised.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Amaryl M 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Store at room temperature in a dry place. Protect it from moisture.
  • Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Amaryl M 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Overdose

  • Overdose of this medicine may lead to severe hypoglycemia and lactic acidosis (Excessive lactic acid build-up) & (low blood sugar)
  • This can result in headache, nausea, vomiting, sleep disturbances, restlessness, impaired alertness and reactions, depression, confusion, dizziness etc.
  • If you experience these, immediately take glucose or juice or sugar-containing products (Sugar candy)
  • Contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital as you may require close monitoring for the next few hours.

Missed a Dose

  • Missed dose may lead to high blood sugar levels, which includes symptoms like feeling thirsty, excessive urination, loss of appetite, drowsiness, fruity smell from breath etc.
  • If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B.Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What diet should I follow?

  • A diet should be high in fibre, low in fat with adequate protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals
  • Maintain the regular meal timings and try to have soups and salads
  • Diet should include boiled, steamed, or baked food
  • Ensure moderate use of edible oils (groundnut oil, olive oil), very less use of ghee and butter
  • Drink at least 8-10 glass of water daily
  • Carry fruit or low calorie high fibre biscuits while travelling

Q: What should I avoid being a diabetic patient?

  • Do not shop when you are hungry. You could be tempted to buy oily and fried food
  • Avoid overeating
  • Avoid maida, white bread, potato, noodles, corn flakes, poori, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc
  • Stop having daals with ghee, deep-fried pulses
  • Avoid cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables, vegetable curries with excess oil.

Q: My blood sugar falls too often, what could be the reason?

  • Your blood sugar may fall if you skip meals, have irregular meal patterns, fasting, increase alcohol intake especially on an empty stomach and or taking a double dose of the medicine. If you are takin...
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  • Take juice or sugar candy with you, in case of hypoglycemia like headache, irritability, drowsiness, reduced alertness or nausea, immediately have the juice or glucose.
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners in this situation.
  • If such episodes happen too often, inform the doctor as you may need a decrease in the dose of the medicine.

Q: Can Amaryl M 1mg tablet be stopped?

A: No, you should never stop taking Amaryl M 1mg tablet without consulting your doctor. Abrupt stopping of the medicine can result in a sudden rise in blood glucose levels and cause further harm to the kidney and other organs.

Q: What is the composition of Amaryl M1?

A: Amaryl M1 contains glimepiride and metformin, which belong to the class of anti-diabetic medicines.

Q: Should Amaryl be taken with food?

A: Take this medicine with food or as advised by the doctor. Make sure you take it with your first meal of the day. Try to take it at the same time every day to get optimum results.

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ContainsGlimepiride(1.0 Mg),Metformin(500.0 Mg)
UsesType 2 Diabetes mellitus
Side effectsNausea, low blood sugar, vomiting, taste disturbance, stomach pain
Last Updated on: 10 Nov 2021 | 10:28 AM (IST)
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