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Amaryl is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Amaryl is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Amaryl is also referred to by its drug name, Glimepiride.

Amaryl is a sulfonylurea. Amaryl is believed to work by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Amaryl is generally taken once daily, in the morning with breakfast.

Amaryl comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Amaryl lists common side effects including hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, headache, itching, rash, and increased sensitivity to sunlight.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Amaryl include seizures, jaundice, and mood changes.

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