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What should I know about glimepiride before taking it?

Before taking glimepiride, you need to know that the medication is not meant to control insulin on its own. People taking glimepiride must continue to live healthy lifestyles by getting enough exercise and eating a healthy diet. Also, there are some severe side effects of glimepiride such as vision problems, jaundice, low blood sugar symptoms, and an odd heartbeat. If you experience severe side effects like these or feel uncomfortable taking the medication because of other side effects, you need to see a doctor. Before taking glimepiride, you also need to know that the medication can interact with certain drugs; if you have certain medical conditions, like symptoms of severe diabetes, the drug can cause harm. Additionally, allergic reactions are possible with glimepiride. You should not take this medication while pregnant. To determine whether glimepiride is right for you, you need to consult with your doctor and make sure you disclose your whole medical history.

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