What is glimepiride?
Glimepiride (generic for Amaryl) is a prescription drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Developed by Sanofi-Aventis, glimepiride is a second-generation sulfonylurea drug that works by increasing the release of insulin by the pancreas in response to increased glucose levels in the blood.
Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which the body’s cells are partially or completely unresponsive to insulin, which is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas to regulate the metabolism of sugars and fats in the body.
Looking for a safe, effective way to keep your diabetes under control? Talk to your doctor about whether glimepiride may be right for you.