Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. For medical guidance on side effects, contact your doctor. The following is not a complete list of Amaryl's side effects. Contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.
Inform your doctor about all of the medications you take, including any vitamins, herbal supplements, prescription and non-prescription drugs.
Amaryl side effects may get worse if you drink alcohol. Alert your doctor if you have a history of G6PD deficiency or anemia. Amaryl may make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Amaryl. If you plan to consume alcohol while taking Amaryl, consult your doctor first. Consult your doctor for advice if you become ill, experience unusual stress, develop an infection or fever, or if you sustain an injury. Wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen, and try to avoid unnecessary or prolonged sun exposure. Consuming alcohol while taking Amaryl also may cause symptoms such as flushing (reddening of the face), headache, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, weakness, blurred vision, mental confusion, sweating, choking, breathing difficulty, and anxiety. Do not take Amaryl if you: are allergic to Amaryl or to any of its ingredients who have a history of an allergic reaction to sulfonamide derivatives. Sulfonylureas increase the risk of cardiovascular mortality. Amaryl may cause an allergic reaction in patients who have previously experienced one to sulfonamide derivatives. Serious side effects have been reported with Amaryl including the following: Amaryl can cause low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) in patients. Shaking, trembling, cold sweat, fast heartbeat, moodiness, dizziness, blurred vision, and confusion are all signs of low blood sugar. Amaryl may also cause a severe allergic reaction. Inform your doctor if you consume alcohol, have a history of liver or kidney disease, or both. Amaryl can reduce the number of red blood cells in people with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. If you experience any, any, or all of the following symptoms of a hypersensitivity reaction, contact your healthcare provider right away. Compared to diet alone or diet plus insulin, the use of oral hypoglycemic medications has been linked to a higher rate of cardiovascular mortality. These conditions can affect your blood sugar and the amount of Amaryl you may need.