User Reviews for Amaryl
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Reviews for Amaryl to treat Diabetes, Type 2
"I was on Lantus Solostar and Metformin twice daily max dosage. Sugar counts were still 300 and 200. I was so frustrated because the insulin and supplies are extremely expensive with my HSA plan. Basically, my problem did not improve and I was broke. I ran out of insulin and did not have the money to refill. My dr's apt was three weeks later. I explained my low funds situation and promised to fill the Rx as soon as I received my next pay check. She said "Let's try a cheaper option for you". I said "Woo hoo! Let's!". She prescribed Glimeperide. I took a half pill for days 1 and 2. No change. I took the entire pill days 3 & 4...better...but not much. I take two pills daily now, and I see IMPROVEMENT! WOO HOO!"
Ubermodele February 25, 2016
48 users found this comment helpful.
"Stomach pain and loose stools."
ladybug848 January 2, 2015
41 users found this comment helpful.
Hashemite (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2013
22 users found this comment helpful.
"My doctor put me on Amaryl & it quickly lowered my readings. My problem is that I have a SULFA allergy & now I'm broken out in a HORRIBLE RASH & the doc doesn't think it might be the Amaryl."
Flippoo October 3, 2013
58 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Titration worker (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 16, 2013
69 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
Skullkeeper June 27, 2013
102 users found this comment helpful.
"I have had the Amaryl and after 4 month my love life was gone, and another person that I know, he had the same problem. He is still using Amaryl and now even Viagra doesn't work any more."
John 2 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 28, 2012
47 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
cathyr46 March 25, 2012
64 users found this comment helpful.
"Have taken Amaryl 1mg for over a month and still cannot lower my blood sugar below 240. I walk, exercise and careful about what I eat..Help!"
Anonymous February 17, 2012
48 users found this comment helpful.
"Very effective medicine, get gastric issues though as side effect. Using since 1 year."
vin1z November 16, 2011
59 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Bob T March 28, 2011
79 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Almost Jake March 16, 2011
130 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Bif May 1, 2010
100 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Anonymous September 1, 2008
157 users found this comment helpful.
"Amaryl has worked for me beautifully."
Donna Boohe June 24, 2008
98 users found this comment helpful.
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