How soon after starting Amaryl will my symptoms improve?

Generally, Amaryl (glimepiride) begins to improve symptoms of type 2 diabetes by lowering blood glucose (sugar) levels soon after you take the first pill. But you may respond differently to Amaryl than other people. Your response may also be different if you were taking another type 2 diabetes drug before starting to take Amaryl.

Your doctor will start you on a low dose to test how you respond to the drug and may increase your dose of Amaryl later. It is important that you monitor your blood sugar levels and watch for symptoms of side effects, such as dizziness, headache and nausea.