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Who should not take Amaryl?

Some people are at greater risks from Amaryl (glimepiride) and shouldn't take it.

Amaryl is not recommended for use in children, since it can cause weight gain and low blood sugar levels. It's also not recommended for use in people who have or have had hemolytic anemia. People who are allergic to glimepiride or any of the ingredients in glimepiride, as well as those who have developed an allergy to sulfonamide derivatives, should not take Amaryl.

Pregnant women or women who are planning to become pregnant should talk to their doctor about Amaryl's risks and benefits before starting to use it. Researchers have found it can harm a developing fetus if a pregnant woman's blood sugar becomes too low.

Researchers don't know if Amaryl is safe for breastfeeding women. It's not clear if the drug is passed to babies through human breast milk, but animal studies have found that it caused skeletal deformities in nursing rats. Women who are breastfeeding should discuss the risks and benefits of taking Amaryl with their doctors.

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