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User Reviews for Glimepiride to treat Diabetes, Type 2 (Page 3)

Also known as: Amaryl

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Glimepiride Rating Summary

User Ratings
27% (16)
15% (9)
12% (7)
10% (6)
3% (2)
3% (2)
3% (2)
5% (3)
7% (4)
14% (8)
6.7/10 Average Rating
59 ratings from 63 user reviews

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Reviews for Glimepiride

John 2 · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 28, 2012

Amaryl (glimepiride): “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.”

1 / 10
cathyr46 March 25, 2012

Amaryl (glimepiride): “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.”

7 / 10
Anonymous February 17, 2012

Amaryl (glimepiride): “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!”

8 / 10
vin1z November 16, 2011

Amaryl (glimepiride): “Very effective medicine, get gastric issues though as side effect. Using since 1 year.”

7 / 10
Roamingrock April 15, 2011

“After 10 years on metformin XR, my blood sugars began to creep up. My A1c was now in the mid-7's. Doctor kept me on my 4 tabs of 500 mg each of metformin XR - which I take four times per day, about every 8 hours. He added 1-2mg tablet of glimepiride, 1/2 at breakfast, and half at dinner. The lows about 2 hours after taking the breakfast dose were immediately a problem. I then switched to a 1/4 tab (cutting that tab into 4 parts is a skill in itself), four times per day, and the lows became minimal. And my A1c is back to 6.4. I see that it is recommended to take at breakfast, but my doctor has allowed me to adjust my medications. It has been better that I control the times.”

10 / 10
Bob T March 28, 2011

Amaryl (glimepiride): “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.”

10 / 10
Almost Jake March 16, 2011

Amaryl (glimepiride): “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.”

9 / 10
Anonymous September 15, 2010

“I have not had much luck with glimepride after 5years - with my Actos and Byetta and glimepride at maximum dosage and I guess my next step will be insulin.”

Bif May 1, 2010

Amaryl (glimepiride): “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.”

9 / 10
Anonymous April 17, 2009

“By taking Actos and insulin my sugar is about 175 in the morning but when I take only a 2mg glimepiride at night my sugar is 99 to 108. Just great. I'm 74 years young. Thank you.”

Anonymous September 1, 2008

Amaryl (glimepiride): “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.”

10 / 10
Anonymous August 31, 2008

“I use glimepiride to assist my body in controling my diabetes. I take 1 x 2mg tablet about every three days. My test after 3 month is down to 5.8. I am 71 yrs old.”

10 / 10
Donna Boohe June 24, 2008

Amaryl (glimepiride): “Amaryl has worked for me beautifully.”

9 / 10