The combination of glimepiride and metformin is present in Amaryl M2 tablet. It is an oral anti-diabetic medicine used for Type 2 Diabetes mellitus mainly. Amaryl M2 controls the raised blood sugar levels when it is not being controlled by diet, exercise and single medicine alone. You should take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor, preferably after meals. Amaryl M2 should not be used in children below 18 years of age. While on this medicine you may experience signs of low blood sugar such as dizziness, giddiness, sweating. Thus, it is recommended to keep sugar candy, juice or chocolate handy. To gain optimum results you should exercise regularly, have a healthy diet along with this medicine. You should get your blood sugar checked at regular intervals. In case the side effects worsen, visit your doctor's clinic or nearest hospital....
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 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?
Avoid skipping meals, fasting, too much alcohol intake, taking alcohol on an empty stomach and taking a double dose.
If you are taking any medicines mentioned in the drug interaction section, you need to inform your doctor.
Always keep a juice or sugar candy with you, in case you experience symptoms of hypoglycemia like headache, irritability, drowsiness, reduced alertness or nausea, immediately have the juice or glucose....
Do not have artificial sweeteners in this situation.
If such episodes happen too often, inform your doctor as you may need a decrease in the dose of this medicine.
Q: What is Amaryl M2 tablet?
A: Amaryl M2 is an oral anti-diabetic medicine, used mainly to treat Type 2 diabetes mellitus characterized by raised blood glucose levels. This medicine is used to control blood sugar levels when they cannot be controlled by either Glimepiride or Metformin along with a controlled diet and exercise.
Q: What is the difference between Amaryl M2 and Amaryl?
Amaryl contains Glimepiride, while Amaryl M2 is a combination of glimepiride and metformin.
Amaryl M2 tablet is used when the blood sugar levels cannot be controlled by either Metformin or Glimepiride alone.
Amaryl is used when the blood sugar levels cannot be controlled by Metformin.
Both the medicine is used to control the blood glucose level. However, depending on your blood sugar levels, your doctor would prescribe you the most appropriate medicine.
Q: When should I take the Amaryl M2 tablet?
A: Amaryl M2 should be taken exactly as advised by the doctor. It should preferably be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. It's better to take it at the same time every day to get maximum benefit.
Q: What is the composition of the Amaryl M2?
A: The composition of Amaryl M2 consists of glimepiride and metformin as its active ingredient.