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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.


Glimepiride is currently used to treat type 2 diabetes.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Glimepiride is a potent blocker of cardiac KATP channels activated by pinacidil with an IC50 of 6.8 nM.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

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Repr. 2

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11 - Combustible Solids



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J Rosenstock et al.
Diabetes care, 19(11), 1194-1199 (1996-11-01)
To compare the efficacy and safety of two daily doses of the new sulfonylurea, glimepiride (Amaryl), each as a once-daily dose or in two divided doses, in patients with NIDDM. Of the previously treated NIDDM patients, 416 entered this multicenter
M Nauck et al.
Diabetes, obesity & metabolism, 15(3), 204-212 (2012-09-19)
To investigate efficacy and safety of dual therapy with liraglutide and metformin in comparison to glimepiride and metformin, and metformin monotherapy over 2 years in patients with type 2 diabetes. In the 26-week the Liraglutide Effect and Action in Diabetes
H D Langtry et al.
Drugs, 55(4), 563-584 (1998-04-30)
Glimepiride is a sulphonylurea agent that stimulates insulin release from pancreatic beta-cells and may act via extrapancreatic mechanisms. It is administered once daily to patients with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus in whom glycaemia is not controlled by diet and
Massimo Massi-Benedetti
Clinical therapeutics, 25(3), 799-816 (2003-07-11)
Sulfonylureas (SUs) have been used for many years as first-line therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus whose blood glucose levels have not been effectively controlled by diet and exercise alone. Glimepiride is a once-daily SU that was introduced
T F Veneman et al.
The Netherlands journal of medicine, 52(5), 179-186 (1998-07-04)
Disturbances in insulin secretion and insulin action are both involved in the pathophysiology of type 2 (or non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. The newly developed sulfonylurea (SU) derivative glimepiride has a marked insulin secretory effect both in vitro and in vivo, and

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