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Actos Plus Glucophage
Primary dr. has stop diabetes meds as humline, acto's, metformin I had reaction to them, said just do diet & exercise but sugar is 180 advice please.
What's A1c?: Hi. If you're A1c is in the 6's on just diet and exercise, then as long as it stays there, you're probably OK; but it almost never does. The meds you list are NOT the only options for type 2! There are many other drug options. If your A1c is in the 7's or higher, I suggest you see someone who does diabetes as a specialty and get fine-tuned. Eat healthily and exercise regardless. Good luck! ...Read more
I've noticed taking actos (pioglitazone) at the same time as metformin helps with some of the GI side effects. Is this a true benefit or am i just imagining it?
Yes, unless: Hi. Yes, in general that 3-drug cocktail is safe. Exceptions would be metformin at a certain level of kidney disease, pioglitazone in heart failure, and glimepiride if it's causing hypoglycemia. That 3-drug regimen will likely lose efficacy over time. Keep your diabetes, blood pressure, and lipids tightly controlled. Don't smoke! Good luck! ...Read more
I am 41 taking:Metoprolol, Pioglitazone ,Atrovastatin,Metformin. I had no menses Dec. 2015/Jan 16'; spotting feb. & mar. none Apr. can med be cause?
Maybe (not) . . .: I like to use www.drugs.com to search for medication info. I could not find any mention of irregular menses or amenorrhea (cessation of menses) linked to any of above listed meds. However, there are many reasons for irregular menses, including pregnancy & (early) menopause. If you've never had a fast or irregular heart rate, your doc might consider trading Metoprolol for an ACEI/ARB if BP high ...Read more