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What are the side effects of glimepiride?

Although you may not experience side effects while taking glimepiride, it is important to keep watch for possible side effects. Mild side effects include: stomach upset, diarrhea, throwing up, pain in your stomach, fatigue, dizziness, skin sensitivity or irritation and decreased blood sugar. Tell your doctor if these become bothersome or persistent. More severe side effects include: skin problems; acute rashes; pale pigmentation; yellow pigmentation; unusual and easy bruising or bleeding; strange-colored urine or stools; pain in the upper stomach; and difficulty eating. If you are experiencing severe side effects, see a doctor right away. If you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction (hives, face swelling, trouble breathing) or if you have fever, muscle pain or weakness, seizures, hallucinations, confusion or irritability, seek immediate medical attention.    

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