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Brand name: Diapride TM

Active ingredients: glimepiride

What it is used for

As an adjunct to diet, exercise and weight loss, to lower the blood glucose in patients with non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes mellitus.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 4 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Green, capsule shaped tablet, embossed with "G2" scoreline "G2" one one side and scoreline on the other side.

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Food interactions

For the active ingredient glimepiride

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Even though food reduces product absorption, the manufacturer recommends taking the product with the first meal of the day.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient glimepiride

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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