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Amaryl M 2mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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MRP 330.32
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Metformin(500.0 Mg) + Glimepiride(2.0 Mg)
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ANTI-DIABETIC

Medical Description

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 le...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
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uses

Uses of Amaryl M 2mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Amaryl M2 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 2mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to Metformin, Glimepiride or any of the ingredient of Amaryl M2 tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • 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, the recent incidence of heart attack and shock.
  • If you are an alcoholic.
sideEffects

Side effects of Amaryl M 2mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Weight gain, low blood sugar level which can cause headache, sweating, nausea, wet skin, anxiety and restlessness
  • Vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, loss of taste sensation, metallic taste and stomach discomfort (pressure and fullness)
  • High blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm, chest pain (arrhythmias)
  • Rash, itching
  • Temporary visual disturbances
  • Difficulty in breathing, decrease in vitamin B12 levels
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Amaryl M 2mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Amaryl M2 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Amaryl M2 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 M2 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Amaryl M2 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 M2 tablet?
A:
  • Amaryl M2 tablet 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 M2 tablet?
A:
  • It is advisable not to consume alcohol during treatment with Amaryl M2 tablet.
  • 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 a 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 that involves the injection of iodine.
  • You have dehydration due to diarrhoea, vomiting or limited fluid intake.
  • You have suffered through trauma.
  • You have to undergo surgery shortly.
  • You have serious kidney and liver problems.
  • You have a thyroid disorder.
  • You are overweight (specific diet restriction may be suggested).
  • Amaryl M2 tablet should not be used in children below 18 years of age.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Amaryl M 2mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

How Does It Work?

  • Amaryl M2 tablet is known to control blood sugar to a greater extent than metformin or glimepiride alone.
  • Glimepiride lowers the blood sugar level increasing release of insulin hormone from the pancreas.
  • 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 (which allows the cells of the body to use blood glucose more effectively, reducing blood sugar).
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Amaryl M 2mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Amaryl M2 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 do...
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interactions

Interactions of Amaryl M 2mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • You may have symptoms of low blood sugar if you are taking other medicines for diabetes like Insulin, Pioglitazone, medicines for high blood pressure (ACE inhibitors like Captopril), Steroids, Chloram...
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  • You may have symptoms of high blood sugar if you are taking oral contraceptives, Acetazolamide, water pill, Phenytoin, Rifampicin, medicines for constipation, Phenytoin, Rifampicin and medicines for t...
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  • Medicines like anti-allergic (ranitidine), clonidine, reserpine and medicines used to treat high blood pressure like atenolol can alter the way this medicine works and may block your body's response t...
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  • Medicines like Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Water pill, Enalapril may affect your kidney functions if taken along with this medicine.
  • Medicines used to treat thyroid can affect the way this medicine works.
  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Amaryl M 2mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Store Amaryl M2 tablets at room temperature in a dry place.
  • Protect it from light and moisture.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.
dosage

Dosage of Amaryl M 2mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Overdose

  • Overdose of Amaryl M2 tablet may lead to severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and lactic acidosis (excessive lactic acid build-up).
  • 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

  • A missed dose may lead to high blood sugar levels, which includes symptoms like feeling thirsty, excessive urination, loss of appetite, drowsiness, the 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
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
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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?

  • 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 glucos...
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  • 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.

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ContainsMetformin(500.0 Mg),Glimepiride(2.0 Mg)
UsesType 2 Diabetes mellitus
Side effectsNausea, low blood sugar, vomiting, taste disturbance, stomach pain
Last Updated on: 12 Nov 2021 | 04:21 PM (IST)
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