Amaryl (glimepiride) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Amaryl (glimepiride):
Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.
GENERALLY AVOID: Alcohol may cause hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes. Hypoglycemia most frequently occurs with chronic drinking of large amounts of alcohol. However, it may also occur after binge drinking or moderate drinking, especially when the alcohol is ingested on an empty stomach. The mechanism involves inhibition of gluconeogenesis as well as the counter-regulatory response to hypoglycemia. Episodes of hypoglycemia may last for 8 to 12 hours after ethanol ingestion. By contrast, chronic alcohol abuse may cause impaired glucose tolerance and hyperglycemia. Moderate alcohol consumption generally does not affect blood glucose levels in patients with well controlled diabetes. A disulfiram-like reaction (e.g., flushing, headache, and nausea) has been reported frequently with chlorpropamide and very rarely with other sulfonylureas.
MANAGEMENT: Patients with diabetes should avoid consuming alcohol if their blood glucose is not well controlled, or if they have hypertriglyceridemia, neuropathy, or pancreatitis. Patients with well controlled diabetes should limit their alcohol intake to one drink daily for women and two drinks daily for men (1 drink = 5 oz wine, 12 oz beer, or 1.5 oz distilled spirits) in conjunction with their normal meal plan. The alcohol should be consumed with a meal.
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Amaryl (glimepiride) drug Interactions
There are 832 drug interactions with Amaryl (glimepiride)
Amaryl (glimepiride) disease Interactions
There are 3 disease interactions with Amaryl (glimepiride) which include:
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
|Major||Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderate||Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minor||Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
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