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Please describe the medication: avandia (rosiglitazone)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Please describe the medication: avandia (rosiglitazone)?

Avandia (rosiglitazone): Is an anti-diabetic drug that works as an Insulin sensitizer. Some side-effects are heart disease & liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Rosiglitazone (Definition)

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


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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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Please describe the medication: actos (pioglitazone)?

Please describe the medication: actos (pioglitazone)?

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

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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

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What are good alternatives to avandia (rosiglitazone) for treating type II diabetes?

What are good alternatives to avandia (rosiglitazone) for treating type II diabetes?

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

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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?

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 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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A1c 5.7 glucose 120 insulin 122.1 , do I need any meds, am i diabetic or pre diabetic. Family history type 1 diabetes.

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 more

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History of nephritis cholesterol, diabetes BP hasmatothyrodites recently detected as 10.1tsh and microalbumin is present past 15days celecoxib nsid?

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?

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?

Maybe : Generalized muscle aches without any overuse can be caused by pravastatin or statins in general. Consider discussing this symptom with your doc and find other alternatives for cholesterol reduction if this is the side effect. ...Read more

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Does family history of diabetes or endo disorder cause polycystic ovaries?

Does family history of diabetes or endo disorder cause polycystic ovaries?

Increases risk: Pcos is a disorder of Insulin resistance just like type 2 diabetes. Women with a family history of diabetes are at increased risk of developing pcos. ...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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Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

More info: What's your hba1c? Metformin is a safe drug and should be the backbone of a type 2 diabetic's regimen. ...Read more

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Is dextromethorphan safe? I have anxiety disorder, hypertension, pre-diabetic, and history of heart attack.

Is dextromethorphan safe?  I have anxiety disorder, hypertension, pre-diabetic, and history of heart attack.

Safe: yes it is safe and is a very commonly prescribed cough medicine. It is not a decongestant which can cause several potential side affects. ...Read more

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History of hypertension, pre-diabetes, anxiety disorder on SSRI, heart attack. Is Nyquil safe?

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

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Is a family medical history important? 

Is a family medical history important? 

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 more

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Been diagonized.Aconthrosis.Nigricans & i'm on metformin sr500 medicatn.Any other suggestion for better.Health & improving.Skin complexity.Around.Neck?

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 more

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Avandia (Definition)

Avandia is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more