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Review by Titration worker (taken for 1 to 6 months):
After 3 months of 2mg four times a day, with no change in glucose levels my doctor and I sat down for a talk. When asked if there was a ceiling for the dosages he said we have plenty of room to adjust (there actually is no recorded max dose I could find in the literature). The typical patient uses about 4 mg four times a day. I have found that I have had to increase as much as 16mg four times a day to see adequate glucose changes. It's ease of use and small size makes it easier to take than some, but I have yet to find it's stable dosage for ME.
I have been taking it for 2 years now . It will drop your blood sugar levels quickly so you need to eat within 10 minutes of taking it . If I exercise alot that will further drop my blood sugar levels . Be careful at first . I take a soda in the car with me just in case or carry glucose tablets until you see how it affects you . You may need to eat more than you are use to .I have not had any side effects
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I have been taking Amaryl for 3 weeks and it has lowered my blood sugars 70 points. I do have stomach problems since taking this medication, I do find that I have to watch my sugars as after about 2 hours my sugar level drops.
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This is a preliminary assessment after one month on Amaryl. I have always had an active lifestyle, but over the last two years have been disappointed not to be able to maintain an average morning blood sugar reading much below 140 since being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Unlike most reviewers, I did not see an immediate reduction in blood sugar level until the last week, when my average dropped from the high 130s to five straight days between 101 and 108. This drop also corresponded to an extremely active week, tennis six straight days, bowling once and jogging a three-mile course twice. Appetite is great, so must watch weight. No adverse effects so far, even with almost daily use of Aleve as well. Will report back after longer usage.
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Bif's comments are true. This medicine will drop your sugar levels quickly, but it works too well. Thirty minutes after taking 2mg, I can feel my sugar levels getting low. I don't have the shakes (meaning my sugar levels are in the low 60's), but I probably would in a matter of minutes. After eating breakfast, I must eat again about 2 hours later or I'll get the shakes. I must be conscious of my sugar levels for the first 4 hours after taking a dose. Overall, my fasting sugar level has dropped from 140 to 110, simply by taking 2mg each morning. However, I find I am gaining weight and overeating too.
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This medication works almost too well. When you start this medicine be aware of what low blood sugar symptoms are. I have experienced several episodes of blood sugar down to 52. Heed the warning to carry glucose tablets with you at all times.
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After a year and a half of working hard at exercise and diet while taking Metformin and Actos I was not able to get my blood sugar down below 140 and it was more often between 170 and 200. I was changed to metformin and Amyril just this last weekend and after just two doses my sugars have been between 80 and 108, something I had started to lose hope could happen for me. I am so thrilled.
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