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I am a type 2 diabetic and taking Amaryl 1mg per day. I currently have 24-7 pain due to a pulled groin muscle, and my readings have gone from the 100s to 195-250 range for the last month or so. Is it OK to take Amaryl 2 times a day instead of once a day?

From Ask the Pharmacist

Do not adjust the dosing of the Amaryl (glimepiride) without the direction of the prescribing physician. Blood sugars can run higher if there are infections or your body is under stress. The muscle pull could do this. You should contact your diabetes health care provider to let them know your condition and what your readings are.

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