Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
189 Doctors are Online

Took glimepiride, not diabetic, not prescribed. Lowered blood pressure. Drinking sugar, no help. When is it safe to sleep?

Hi. I took 20 mg of glimepiride about 10 hours ago. I am not diabetic nor have I been prescribed to thos drig. It lower blood pressure and the max amount daily for someone is 8 mg. I have been eating and drinking sugar and protien all day to raise my blood pressure the half life is 5-9 hours with a peak of 2-3 hours. Did I already hit the peak and when would it be safe for me to sleep?
Asked On : Tue, 20 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  32
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Welcome to HCM

You took 20 mg Glimeperide which is sulfonyl urea and hypoglycemic drug.It is high dose and its half life is approximately 10 hours,but still can cause hypoglycemia,so if you are facing problem get hospitalized and a intravenous glucose may be given with monitoring of blood sugar level.

Peak effect of drug is already passed still you should take precaution.
In the mean time continue to take sweet thing food with good glycemic index,

Please do not hesitate to go to hospital once you recovers completely,Please take care not to do such silly thing in life.

Please Take care

Best of Luck
Answered: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor