User Reviews for Amaryl to treat Diabetes, Type 2
Amaryl has an average rating of 7.2 out of 10 from a total of 20 reviews for the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2. 60% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 15% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Amaryl
"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"
"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."
"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!"
"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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"My physician prescribed Amaryl 4 mg 19+ years ago. We went to 4mg twice daily after 8 1/2 years. Results have always been very good. Fasting blood glucose has averaged in the 90’s with a seldom reading over 110 or below 80. Eat right, exercise, rest and drink LOTS of water. About 2 hours after morning dose I usually need a snack. I always keep soft peppermint if needed. Very happy with Amaryl and the generic Glimepiride."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Amaryl was my second prescription, as Metformin had too many side effects for me. The medicine was alright, to be generous. I had a lot of trouble with low blood sugar when I was taking Amaryl. I couldn't go three hours without eating. I usually ended up binging on candy or fruit juice to try and drag it back up. I had a few really bad scares. My A1C wasn't that great and any type of "bad" food would completely destroy my sugar. It seemed like I couldn't find a middle ground. I was switched to another medicine when it became clear it wasn't working well enough."
"Two weeks ago my sugar levels were running anywhere from 500 to even getting a reading of HI on glucose meter, my doctor started me on Amaryl 2mg in morning and 2mg evening. My levels have came down to to an average of 450. I just recently started with the Ozempic shot once a week. No more decrease with numbers doing this. I am hoping it continues to come down..But my feet still burn and sting severely...Any other suggestions?"
"Amaryl gave me horrible stomach pains. I finally had to quit taking it. I did a very strict diet, which worked until I got an infection, and had to go back on it. I had to quit again for abdominal pain. The dr put me on insulin, tresiba once a day. It worked well at night, but had to go on a sliding scale of regular during the day. I feel so much better now, and after 6 months, I am finally getting my digestive system back to normal. I have a friend on 4 different oral meds, and still struggles. I've known insulin dependent diabetics for years, my son has it for 45 years and no complications from meds or diabetes. He does follow the diet he is supposed to, and enjoys food. I say food was my enemy, until I started on insulin. I also am trying to straighten out my liver, after Amaryl caused a problem with it, too."
"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."
"Amaryl has worked for me beautifully."
"Very effective medicine, get gastric issues though as side effect. Using since 1 year."
"Stomach pain and loose stools."
"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."
"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!"
"I have tried many medicines but for me amaryl turned out to be the best Eat a snack after 2hrs after breakfast and lunch 2 hours after that"
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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."