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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.

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

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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Is taking metformin with pioglitazone and glimperide tablets safe for long time use?

Is taking metformin with pioglitazone and glimperide tablets safe for long time use?

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

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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?

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

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What is glucophage (metformin)?

What is glucophage (metformin)?

Glucophage (metformin) is: An oral medication usually used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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What is glucophage (metformin) used for?

What is glucophage (metformin) used for?

Glucophage (metformin): Metformin is primarily for type 2 diabetes, also experimentally for polycystic ovarian disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease & premature puberty. ...Read more

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Rashes cause by glucophage (metformin)?

Rashes cause by glucophage (metformin)?

Rare: Skin reactions to metformin have been reported, but are uncommon. Try stopping rx and then restarting at low dose after rash resolves if you can't find another more likely cause. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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