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What is the proper dose size of glimepiride?

Glimepiride is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It works by helping the pancreas release the hormone insulin. This medicine should be taken with your first meal of the day. Here are the guidelines for adult dosages:
  • The usual initial dose is one to two mg. taken orally (by mouth) once a day.
  • The usual maintenance dose is one tofour mg. taken orally once a day.
  • The maximum recommended dose is eight mg. per day.

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