What is Glimepiride?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Amaryl

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See also: Glimepiride-pioglitazone

Glimepride is a medium-to-long acting sulfonylurea anti-diabetic drug that is taken orally for Type II diabetes. It may be used in combination with metformin or insulin in patients whose hyperglycemia cannot be controlled by diet and exercise in conjunction with a single oral hypoglycemic agent.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes Type 2 150 51
Diabetes Mellitus 12 3
Increase effect of another treatment 8 1
Diabetes Insipidus 1 0
Diabetes Type 1 1 0
Hypertriglyceridemia 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 2
Mild 8
None 40

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glimepiride

Side effect Patients
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 7
Chest pain 1
Edema in lower extremities 1
Elevated blood pressure 1
Headaches 1
Increased appetite 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Glimepiride

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 9
4 mg daily 8
2 mg daily 5
4 mg twice daily 5
2 mg twice daily 3
8 mg daily 3
8 mg twice daily 2
1 mg twice daily 1
6 mg daily 1
54 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Glimepiride

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 18
Did not seem to work 8
Side effects too severe 5
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Expense 1
See all 31 patients who’ve stopped taking Glimepiride

Duration

Currently taking Glimepiride

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Glimepiride

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 42
Usually 8
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 46
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 27
Not specified 25

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Glimepiride after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 8
Dulaglutide (Trulicity) 2
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 1
Pioglitazone (Actos) 1

Patients stopped taking Glimepiride and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 4
Exenatide (Byetta) 3
Liraglutide (Victoza) 2
Canagliflozin (Invokana) 1
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 1

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching to

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5 patient evaluations for Glimepiride

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milkway
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milkway
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 48
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

See milkway's full Glimepiride history

Aug 19, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Bibs4me
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Bibs4me
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 47
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

See Bibs4me's full Glimepiride history

May 15, 2015 (Started Jan 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
motherg00se
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motherg00se
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

See motherg00se's full Glimepiride history

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Stomach upset)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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