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Are special advantages of janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) over metformin?

Are special advantages of janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) over metformin?

GLP -1 analogues: Janumex is a pill which combines januvia (sitagliptin) in addition to metformin so it combines two different ways glucose is lowered in your blood stream januvia (sitagliptin) lowers glucagon after eating and decreases blood glucose after eating and complements metformin which lowers mainly fastingsome adverse publicity around januvia (sitagliptin) related to pancreatitis the jury is still out. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more


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What about actos (pioglitazone) as oral anti diabetic ?

What about actos (pioglitazone) as oral anti diabetic ?

I'm not a fan: Hi. The TZD era came and went for me. They're not bad drugs in most cases, but they can cause serious weight gain and fluid retention, and we have such better drugs now. I haven't prescribed pioglitazone in years. So, yes, it helps treat diabetes, but other drug choices may have better overall profiles. ...Read more

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How do glimepiride, metformine, lantus (insulin glargine) and byetta work together?

How do glimepiride, metformine, lantus (insulin glargine) and byetta work together?

Diabetes: The four medications work in 4 different mechanisms with the end goal of keeping blood sugar under control. Would suggest taking Glimepiride in mornings, metformin & Byetta before meals & Lantus (insulin glargine) at bedtime. Goal fasting blood sugar of 100 & hba1c of 6.5 good luck. ...Read more

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Is janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) more effective compared to just metformin?

Is janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) more effective compared to just metformin?

Yes: Hi. Metformin and sitagliptin work via different mechanisms, and together are synergistic. So yes, more effective than one drug alone. Note even the combination may not be adequate for achieving tight control. Your doctor will follow your A1c response, and if it's in the mid-low 6's, you're good to go. A nice thing is Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) by itself cannot cause hypoglycemia. Good luck! ...Read more

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How janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is beneficial compared to just metformin?

Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is : Metformin plus what is called a dpp-4 inhibitor, which stimulates Insulin release, blocks hormones that raise your sugar and makes the combo w/metformin more potent at lowering your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Generic form of actos (pioglitazone hcl)?

Generic form of actos (pioglitazone hcl)?

Diabetes medication: Actos (pioglitazone) are used in diabetes as an insuin sensitizer. I'm not sure what your question is? If it's generically available, i would be comfortable using it. ...Read more

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How does clonidine effect a diabetic taking glucophage (metformin)?

How does clonidine effect a diabetic taking glucophage (metformin)?

Clonidine+glucophage: No drug-drug interactions are listed for concomitant use of these drugs. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic man (and who has cholesterol and tryglecerides ;taking amaryl & glucophage (metformin) & liponorm) take sinecod ( butamirate citrate ) for cough ?

Can a diabetic man (and who has cholesterol and tryglecerides ;taking amaryl & glucophage (metformin) & liponorm)  take sinecod ( butamirate citrate ) for cough ?

Cough Suppression: It is usually unwise to suppress a cough without guidance from your physician, especially a cough from a smoker. The product mentioned is not available in the u s market and therefore may not have passed safety testing. It would not be recommended. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking glucophage (metformin) tab and daonil for diabetes control?

What are the side effects of taking glucophage (metformin) tab and daonil for diabetes control?

Not many: Hi. Metformin can cause GI upset fairly common, but better if dose is slowly titrated upward); if used in kidney disease patients, it can cause a serious illness, lactic acidosis (very rare). Glibenclamide/glyburide can cause low blood sugar (rare) or rash (also rare); it is a very archaic diabetes drug. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva advair. ?

Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva  advair. ?

Exercise caution: you are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement, fatty acids in omega fish oil might increase lipids in your system, this is not against any drug but rather for your own safety, please revise all your meds with your doctor on regular basis, good luck ...Read more

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Is the glipizide more effective than glyburide and januvia (sitagliptin)?

Is the glipizide more effective than glyburide and januvia (sitagliptin)?

No: Depending on how high your initial sugar levels are all 3 will lower the a1c about 0.3-1.0%. Glyburide is a poor choice for people with kidney problems and januvia (sitagliptin) is expensive. Most guidelines suggest beginning with metformin. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dose prandin (repaglinide) cause weight gain?

Dose prandin (repaglinide) cause weight gain?

Some chance: Patients who were switched from glipzide to Prandin (repaglinide) did gain 3% in one study. Also remember that the natural tendency with type 2 diabetes is gradual weight gain. Diet and exercise help. ...Read more

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Any complications from taking janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) for type 2 diabetes?

Minor: You can have GI problems from the metformin, and uncommon other problems from either component of the drug -- just like any and all medicine. Otherwise, it's one of the safest medications ever. ...Read more

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Side effects of glucophage (metformin)?

Side effects of glucophage (metformin)?

Stomach effects.: The most common side effect of metformin is diarrhea. Nausea, vomiting, indigestion, flatulence, weakness, and headache are also common effects. Taking metformin with food may help to decrease these side effects. Patients with kidney disease (KD) may also be at risk for more serious side effects, depending on severity of KD. If you have KD, feel free to ask for more information. ...Read more

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Using amaryl (glimepiride) 3 before breakfast. Glocophage500+ glocovans 500?

Using amaryl (glimepiride) 3 before breakfast. Glocophage500+ glocovans 500?

Sulfonylurea.: That seems like a lot of sulfonylurea type medication - Glimepiride and Glyburide. The reason why that's important is that they can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which can be dangerous. I'd like to see you on more Metformin and less sulfonylurea to reduce your risk of hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success using byetta along with actos (pioglitazone)?

Yes but why?: Neither of these meds is particularly efficacious, both have side effects and cost is an issue. There are much better, safer and convenient alternatives for the vast majority of patients. ...Read more

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Side effect mix actos (pioglitazone) with acai berry ?

Side effect mix actos (pioglitazone) with acai berry ?

None.: None. But the acai berry is more hype, albeit very rich in anti-oxidants. There are many more potent sources than the acai for anti-oxidants. But, no risk in taking it with actos (pioglitazone). ...Read more

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What diabetes meds are good alternatives to actos (pioglitazone)?

What diabetes meds are good alternatives to actos (pioglitazone)?

That's complicated: There are many possible alternatives. Which one is chosen depends on many factors including how long one has had diabetes, how well it is currently controlled, concerns about weight gain, concerns about hypoglycemia, other medical problems. Time for a converation with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Pioglitazone (Definition)

Used together with proper diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in adults ...Read more


Dr. Maureen Mays
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Actos (Definition)

Actos is a glitazone which is a kind of diabetes-related drug ...Read more