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does glipizide and metformin help with diabetes mellitus

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Metformin: metformin most common side effect is stomach upset and loose stools. for this reason many healthcare professionals start at a low dose and gradually ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: You are reducing your medical condition at taking a pill (or more). Diabetes has to be followed closely for complications. You have a current prescrib ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Time to see a doctor: Chest pressure, chest pain, or trouble breathing in an older adult are signs to go to the ER. Chest pain can be a heart attack. One should not drive h ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Take : Take good care of your feet as a diabetic and observe for wounds often. There are some things you can do to help decrease swelling in your legs: 1. We ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Yes, progressive: Hi. Yes, type 2 diabetes is progressive, and sufonylureas like glipizide have very poor durability. I haven't prescribed a sulfonylurea in YEARS. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Metformin: Metformin is a great diabetes drug. It's considered a first line (used first before anything else) drug in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Metformin: Metformin is a great drug and is used for other purposes beside diabetes. You don't need to have diabetes to take the drug. However, i wouldn't star ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Lower sugar: metformin is the most common medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood sugars by decreasing sugar released from the liver. Emulin is ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, you can take Symlin (pramlintide) with Metformin. Symlin (pramlintide) is a synthetic (man-made) hormone that resembles human amylin. Amylin is ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No it is unlikely: Since you did not have diarrhea so far, it is less likely to happen now.Not all patients get diarrhea after taking metformin.
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