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metformin vs januvia for weight loss

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Intensify treatment: He might need stronger medications or Insulin at this time. He will still need to make sure he is eating the right food and putting effort in an exer ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Lactic acidosis: There are numerous reasons why metformin is prescribed and there is too little information that you have given. You should really have a discussion wi ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
12 years experience Family Medicine
Yes... No: Yes. If you are diabetic, it is bad to be drinking regular sodas. Diabetes is not a disease that you should play around with. No, the medication wi ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brendan Rice
18 years experience Family Medicine
Diet/Exercise: Please talk to your physician or diabetic educator to develop a treatment plan and let them know you are wanting to look for non-medication treatments ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Risk:benefit.: All medications have their risks and benefits. No medication is 100% safe with no risk. The decision involves an assessment of whether or not the be ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Try it: Glumetza is an excellent drug. It is a modified release drug that uses advanced polymer delivery technology to slowly release the drug over a long pe ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Seigel
13 years experience Endocrinology
Nope: no. There is no clinical effect from taking bitter melon that would be so pronounced as to negate the need for metformin or januvia (sitagliptin). Bot ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: While 87 is probably lower than you are used to, it isn't a dangerously low blood sugar level & this proves the januvia (sitagliptin) is working. A sm ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Maybe: If you are already on victoza, (liraglutide) you don't need to be on januvia. Talk to your doctor about this. See a specialist if needed.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Lactic acidosis : 35 M with DM II. On metformin &kanuvia worried about lactic acidosis. ANS: This is rare and would not worry about it unless you get very sick. Wo ... Read More

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