Amaryl 1 mg Tablet
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet is a long-acting, oral anti-diabetic medicine that is used to lower your blood sugar level. It is used to manage Type II Diabetes (a condition that affects the way your body processes blood sugar) in adults. It may also be used along with Insulin or other medicines to achieve better control over your blood sugar levels. Amaryl 1 MG Tablet works by increasing the insulin levels in your blood which lowers down blood sugar levels.
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet shows some common side effects like weight gain, low blood sugar levels, nausea, headache, and dizziness. Consult with your doctor immediately if you experience sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking, as they could indicate low blood sugar levels. Carry a candy or a fast-acting source of glucose to prevent this. It is important to not miss any meal as it could also lead to hypoglycemia.
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet should be taken with food as prescribed by your doctor. Continue taking this medicine even if you feel better after some doses. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting with your doctor as your blood glucose level could rise which could worsen your condition. Your lifestyle plays an important role in diabetes management. Exercise regularly and have a healthy diet to control your blood sugar. Do not take more than the prescribed amount of this medicine as it could lead to toxicity.
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet is not used in people who have type 1 diabetes (a condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin), or have severe liver or kidney problems. If you have a known allergy to this medicine, then ask for a substitute medicine. Use a sunscreen or wear full-sleeved clothes as Amaryl 1 MG Tablet can make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Amaryl 1 MG Tablet is not recommended in pregnancy and in breastfeeding mothers unless prescribed by your doctor. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take as this medicine can interact with them and cause serious side effects. If you have any pre-existing liver, kidney, or heart problems, then tell your doctor about them. Your doctor can adjust your dose to use this medicine safely.
List of substitutes for Amaryl 1 MG Tablet
Azulix 1 MG Tablet
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Betaglim 1 MG Tablet
Panacea Biotec Ltd.
Glador 1 MG Tablet
Imediab 1 MG Tablet
Rioglim 1 MG Tablet
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
Major & minor side effects for Amaryl 1 MG Tablet
Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
Flu like symptoms
Allergic skin reaction
Uses of Amaryl 1 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2 diabetes is a long-term condition that affects the way your body regulates and uses sugar as a fuel. It is characterized by high sugar levels in your blood. Amaryl 1 MG Tablet is used to control blood sugar levels in adults with Type II Diabetes Mellitus with a controlled diet and regular exercise.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Amaryl 1 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Taking this medicine in such cases could lead to severe allergic reactions like shortness of breath, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of your body, rash, itching or hives on your skin etc. Inform your doctor about your allergy and ask for another suitable medicine.
Warnings for special population
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women as not enough studies are available supporting its safety in this population. This medicine is prescribed by your doctor only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Do not take or stop this medicine without consulting with a doctor.
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet is not recommended in breastfeeding women as it is not known if this medicine passes into breast milk or not. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine. If this medicine is used, your doctor will closely monitor your baby for any undesired side effects.
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet can cause moderate to severe lowering of blood glucose levels. The risks are even greater in the elderly, malnourished, and people with kidney and hormonal disorders. You should report any such incident to your doctor. Carry a reliable source of glucose like sugar candy to counteract the effect of low blood sugar levels.
Use of Amaryl 1 MG Tablet should be discontinued if you are exposed to stressful conditions such as a fever, trauma, surgeries, or accidents since it may not be effective in controlling blood sugar levels in these conditions. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor’s supervision.
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet can cause low sodium levels in your blood. This can lead to retention of fluid in some cases that may lead to severe and harmful effects on the body. This risk is higher in elderly people, people taking diuretics (medicines that increase urine production), or those who are volume-depleted (a condition that causes a decrease in fluid volume due to excess loss of sodium and water from the body). Ask for dose adjustments or another suitable medicine if required.
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet may cause a mild to moderate weight gain in some people. Exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet to manage your weight.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while on treatment with Amaryl 1 MG Tablet as it can increase your blood sugar levels.
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet may cause allergic skin reactions when exposed to the sun. Take precautionary skin protection measures while going out into the sun if you are taking this medicine.
Change of drugs
You may experience some temporary side effects if there is a change in your current medication. This overlapping effect is because of the change from one medicine to another. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels might be required in these cases.
The missed dose of Amaryl 1 MG Tablet can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.
If you have consumed more than the prescribed amount of Amaryl 1 MG Tablet then you may experience complications like dizziness, confusion, increased heartbeat, tremor, and sweating, etc. Consult a doctor immediately for further guidance.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol in large quantities is not recommended when you are taking Amaryl 1 MG Tablet for controlling blood sugar levels. It is recommended to reduce alcohol intake as it can increase your blood sugar levels. Symptoms of both reduced or elevated blood sugar levels should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Medicine
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet should be taken with extreme caution if you are having any cardiovascular diseases (conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels) due to the increased risk of developing heart failure. Your doctor may either adjust your dose or closely monitor your heart functions to use this medicine safely.
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have any medical condition affecting your kidneys as a damaged kidney will not eliminate the medicine completely. This increases the level of unused medicine in your body leading to undesirable, serious side effects. You may require dose adjustments or another suitable medicine in such cases.
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have liver problems as a damaged liver will not properly break down and absorb this medicine. This results in an increased level of the medicine in your body which could lead to toxicity. Your doctor can either suggest another medicine or adjust the dose to use this medicine safely.
Haemolytic Anaemia/G6PD Deficiency
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a history of Haemolytic anaemia (a disorder in which red blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be made) or if you have G6PD deficiency (a genetic condition causing red blood cells to break down) as this medicine can cause low red blood cell count which will worsen your condition. Ask your doctor for dose adjustments or another suitable medicine if required.
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You should consult the doctor about the use of Amaryl 1 MG Tablet if a liver function test is to be performed. Use of this medicine may produce a false result.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Amaryl 1 MG Tablet should be taken with food as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine even if you feel better after some doses.
Avoid taking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can increase your blood sugar levels. This medicine can make your skin sensitive to the sun. So use sunscreen or wear full sleeves clothes to avoid any skin irritations.
This medicine can cause a drop in your blood sugar level which can make you feel dizzy. Always carry a source of glucose like candy, that can increase your blood sugar level instantly in such cases. It is very important to have a healthy lifestyle while taking this medicine. Avoid taking stress, exercise daily and eat healthy to manage your diabetes.