Glimepiride Oral tablet 2mg Information - Conditions, Pregnancy, ingredients
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Glimepiride: Oral tablet (2mg)

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Glimepiride 2mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  3 21
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Glimepiride 2mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 9 3  |  72 55
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Glimepiride 2mg Tab
Clay Park Labs Inc a Division of Perrigo Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: I G  |  204
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Glimepiride 2mg Tab
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Glimepiride 2mg Tab

What is this Medicine?

GLIMEPIRIDE (GLYE me pye ride) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine helps your body use insulin better.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Amaryl: Oral tablet(1mg)
CVS/pharmacy Patient Statistics for Glimepiride: Oral tablet(2mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Glimepiride 2mg Tablet

NDC: 551110321
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Glimepiride 2mg Tablet
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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  3 21
Shape: oval
Color: green

Reported Side Effects for Glimepiride 2mg Tablet

Pancytopenia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Liver Failure Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hemolysis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Redness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Blood Vessels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cholestasis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
No White Blood Cells Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Aplastic Anemia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hemolytic Anemia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Blurred Vision Incidence:
0.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
1.8-39.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
1.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
8.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Secondary Failure Incidence:
21.8-46.8%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Glimepiride 2mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Glimepiride 2mg Tablet(Glimepiride)
Alcohol and Sulfonylureas(Glimepiride)
Alcohol may interfere with the actions of Antidiabetic agents (Insulin or other drugs used to treat Diabetes). Alcoholic beverages can increase the risk of low blood sugar, or can cause increased blood sugar due to the calories in these beverages. Limit alcohol containing medicines and beverages if you are on Antidiabetic Agents. You should also learn how to recognize the signs of low blood sugar.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Glimepiride 2mg Tablet(Glimepiride)
Tobacco and Sulfonylureas(Glimepiride)
If you use tobacco or are trying to quit tobacco use, you may need to monitor your blood sugar more frequently. Nicotine, a component of tobacco, can increase the blood sugar. Also, if you are trying to quit smoking, as your body adjusts to not smoking, your blood sugar levels may change; the actions of Antidiabetic Agents (medicines used to treat diabetes) may be increased and this could lead to low blood sugar. Know the symptoms of low or high blood sugar and report them if they occur. Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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