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Rosiglitazone is a thiazolidinedione, a class of diabetic medication that acts as a Insulin sensitizer by binding to the ppar receptors of the fat cells. The trade name is avandia (rosiglitazone). As a class effect of the medication, it can cause fluid retention and leads to worsening ...Read more
Diabetic medication: Actos (pioglitazone) is a prescription medication used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Actos (pioglitazone) is not for patients with type 1 "juvenile" diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. Actos (pioglitazone) works on two of the common problems that lead to high blood sugar in type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
I take 30 mg of actos (pioglitazone) for type 2 diabetes daily. It has been linked to increased risk of bladder cancer in person taking actos (pioglitazone). Is actors safe?
See answer: There has been a slight excess of bladder cancers detected in patients who have taken Actos (pioglitazone) compared to others who do not. This appears to be time and dose dependent. Very few people who take Actos (pioglitazone) will develop bladder cancer. However there are many alternatives so it makes sense to switch to another drug if that will be effective , . ...Read more
Many options: It's depends on the degree of abnormalities and what other drugs you are on. One similar drug to Avandia (rosiglitazone) is actos. Otherwise, you might completely switch class and use a different medication. Only your doctor who know you best will be able to recommend the best alternatives for you...But there are many other available options. ...Read more
Lipid profile: total cholesterol=223, hdl=60, ldl=142. Take med for htn & have family history of cad...Do i need to be on a statin?
Probably: What was your cardiac c reactive protein level? Many authorities, believe that this is more of an indicator and predictor of heart disease than cholesterol. It's indication of inflammation around the heart., in this case statins are indicated as well and omega-3 fish oil is always very beneficial. Btw i take crestor (rosuvastatin). Unless your doctor told you not to, don't forget to take an Aspirin every day! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a diabetic man (and who has cholesterol and tryglecerides ;taking amaryl & glucophage (metformin) & liponorm) take sinecod ( butamirate citrate ) for cough ?
A1c 5.7 glucose 120 insulin 122.1 , do I need any meds, am i diabetic or pre diabetic. Family history type 1 diabetes.
Pre-diabetes: Impaired faisting glucose is used to describe fasting glucose btw 100 and 125. Your Insulin level is also quite high suggesting that your body does not respond to Insulin normall (insulin resistance). Losing weight will help your body improve its responsiveness to Insulin and keep sugars in a normal range. Many people w/ Insulin resistance do well w/ diet with minimal sugar & white flour. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of nephritis cholesterol, diabetes BP hasmatothyrodites recently detected as 10.1tsh and microalbumin is present past 15days celecoxib nsid?
Complicated history: This can only be answered by your family physician who has all your records and "as captain of the ship" will help guide you through referrals to an internist, an endocrinologist and possibly a nephrologist. You definitely have a serious medical problem that needs expert care. ...Read more
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Dx of cardiomyopathy, CHF & diabetes in 9/2012. Taking metoprolol, lisinopril, pravastatin, metformin & lantus (insulin glargine). I have muscle pain w/ activity such as bending, walking, etc. Could it be due to meds?
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
Is dextromethorphan safe? I have anxiety disorder, hypertension, pre-diabetic, and history of heart attack.
Many issues: Forget about pre-diabetes, at least for now. If you haven't seen a psychologist you should ask for a referral. If you already have a psychologist ask your friends if they might know someone else. You should be seeing your cardiologist regularly. ...Read more
VERY VERY IMPORTANT: Dear bgonzalez, i feel that family history is at least 50% of a patient's evaluation. I still believe that family genetics is greater than 50%, perhaps 70% of my focus on a patients's potentially preventable disease. If there is breast cancer in the family at an early age-more attention to early diagnostic testing is appropriate. Myriad now has certain tests available. See their website, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been diagonized.Aconthrosis.Nigricans & i'm on metformin sr500 medicatn.Any other suggestion for better.Health & improving.Skin complexity.Around.Neck?
Common in diabetes: Acanthosis is a sign of Insulin resistance, which precedes most cases of type 2 diabetes. Your dose of metformin is too low and needs to increased as tolerated. May need other medication as well, combined with education, diet, weight loss, monitoring, exercise, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer