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Glimepiride

[ Generic Medicines for Diabetes Treatment ]

Glimepiride is an active ingredient is a Sulfonylurea. This ingredient plays a role of a hypoglycemic agent and an insulin secretagogue. It is a member of the second-generation sulfonylurea drug class used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus to improve glycemic control. The condition of Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by insulin resistance a progressive beta cell failure.

Class of Drugs – Sulfonylureas

Molecular Formula – C24H34N4O5S

Molecular Weight - 490.6 g/mol

Working: This active component belongs to a class of drugs called sulfonylureas.  Glimepiride helps the pancreas to release insulin, which is a chemical that the body produces to move sugar from the bloodstream into the cells. In type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or it cannot properly use the insulin that it. Therefore, the sugar stays in the bloodstream leads to high blood sugar.

Uses: This active component is approved to treat high blood sugar with a proper diet and exercise program in people with type 2 diabetes. It helps to prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper treatment of diabetes may also lessen the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Popular Brands and Dosages: Given antibiotic medication, Glimepiride is used in the popular brands as mentioned below:

  • Amaryl: 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, and 4 mg

This medication should be consumed exactly as prescribed by the doctor.