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Side effects lantus (insulin glargine) insulin ?

Side effects lantus (insulin glargine) insulin ?

HYPOGLYCEMIA: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a complication of getting too much of any insulin. Since Lantus (insulin glargine) Insulin is injected you may have bruises or lumps at the injection sites. ...Read more

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After stopping byetta, how long does the drug stay in your system for? Any side effects?

After stopping byetta, how long does the drug stay in your system for? Any side effects?

Byetta: Half life for the regular Byetta is 2.4 hr so it gets out of your system in about 10-12 hrs. Side effects would be high blood sugar if you don't substitute it with another antidiabetic agent. ...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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How effective is bydureon compared to victoza (liraglutide)?

How effective is bydureon compared to victoza (liraglutide)?

Not much different: Some minor differences but all in all, they are fine. Once/week vs. Once/day. The main thing is Bydureon (exenatide) takes 6-10 weeks to reach maximum strength so your numbers might be higher at the beginning. If you ride it out, you will be ok in 8 weeks. I use the two interchangeably depending on insurance coverage. ...Read more

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Does anyone use bydureon (exenatide) for weight loss?

Does anyone use bydureon (exenatide) for weight loss?

Not available yet: It just got approved last week so probably won't be available til march. If you have dm and are overweight or obese, it would be a good treatment option to treat both with this. For now, it's off label for weight loss. ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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What is humalog (insulin lispro) insulin?

What is humalog (insulin lispro) insulin?

Rapid acting insulin: Like other Insulin analogs Humalog (insulin lispro) (lispro) is a rapid acting meal time insulin. It can be injected before or immediately after meal. It has a quick onset, short duration of action, less variation in absorption and decrease chances of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) if use appropriately. Indicated for management of diabetes mellitus. Humalog (insulin lispro) is administered subcutaneously only. Can be use in pumps. ...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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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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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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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

Many places in world: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is the brand name for Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin medication, manufactured by novo nordisk. In the United States, Insulin aspart is marketed as the brand novolog. In the uk, europe and canada, aspart is sold as novorapid (insulin aspart). There are two other very similar rapid-acting insulins: Insulin lispro (by eli lilly) and Insulin glulisine (by sanofi). All three are sold around world. ...Read more

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Does bydureon cause gastroparesis like victoza (liraglutide) does?

Does bydureon cause gastroparesis like victoza (liraglutide) does?

Bydureon (exenatide) Side Effect: Go to the following web site. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/bydureon-side-effects.html. ...Read more

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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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How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar, insulin?

How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar, insulin?

Lowers blood sugar: Amaryl (glimepiride) stimulates the pancreas to release insulin, which will cause the blood sugar to fall. This release of Insulin occurs without relation to whether one has eaten, so if one goes a long period without eating, the blood sugar can become abnormally low. ...Read more

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I just started taking byetta for my diabetes. How safe is it?.

I just started taking byetta for my diabetes. How safe is it?.

A good drug: It is safe, and can help with weight loss also. It is certainly safer than obesity and hyperglycemia. You may read about reports of pancreatitis and even pancreatic cancer. The lawyers are trolling for this, too. The real risk of pancreatic injury from Byetta is not completely known, but is very, very low, and is a handful of isolated reports out of millions of people who have used it. ...Read more

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Any other effects of novorapid or levemir (insulin detemir)?

Any other effects of novorapid or levemir (insulin detemir)?

Insulin side effects: Side effects for insulin: low blood sugar, pain at injection site, thickened tissue at injection site, itchiness, rash, weight gain, water/sodium retention. ...Read more

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Does novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) work well for diabetes?

Does novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) work well for diabetes?

Yes: These are two very good Insulin frequently used in the treatment of both type of diabetes. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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Side effect of byetta?

Side effect of byetta?

Pancreatitis worst.: While uncommon, pancreatitis is still considerably increased on byetta. It does potentiate weight loss, requires multiple daily injections, and is valuable in diabetes-2, when properly used by someone familiar with aside-effects. That having been said, the side-effects of uncontrolled diabetes are much worse. ...Read more

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What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?

What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life.  How do I stop it and interact more with life?

Anxiety Disorder: Anticipation of worst happening (even if it is exceedingly unlikely) is a symptom of anxiety disorder. This is a distortion of the normal fight or flight response every human is endowed with. Your brain seems to be wired for flight for any environmental stimulus, no matter how trivial. If this is so, see doctor for exam & to formulate a therapeutic plan to include counseling & medication as needed. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic , my toes are numb sometimes how much trouble am i in without insurance no meds for a year, byetta and glyburide is what I use to take , I have lost 51 lbs still weigh 315# , 6'4 male, 52 years old

I am a diabetic , my toes are numb sometimes how much trouble am i  in without insurance no meds for a year, byetta and glyburide is what I use to take , I have lost 51 lbs still weigh 315# , 6'4 male, 52 years old

Urgent: It is urgent that you seek medical attention right away. Being diabetic without your medication is very dangerous and you are leaving yourself open to many serious possibilities. ...Read more

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Does gastroperesis caused by Bydureon (exenatide) subside when no longer taking the drug?

Does gastroperesis caused by Bydureon (exenatide) subside when no longer taking the drug?

Temporary effect: The alterations in the timing of stomach movement/motility is a temporary effect of Bydureon (exenatide). It should resolve with stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Should bydureon (exenatide) be taken in the morning or night in regards to efficacy and side effects?

Anytime: It's a long acting medication so you can do it anytime. Remember, Bydureon (exenatide) reaches maximum efficacy in 10 weeks so be patient. ...Read more

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Does anyone use bydureon (exenatide) for weight loss?

Not available yet: It just got approved last week so probably won't be available til march. If you have dm and are overweight or obese, it would be a good treatment option to treat both with this. For now, it's off label for weight loss. ...Read more

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Has the injectable diabetes drug, bydureon, (exenatide) been linked to shrinking vitreous or vitreous detachment? This happened to me after 5 months on this drug

Has the injectable diabetes drug, bydureon, (exenatide) been linked to shrinking vitreous or vitreous detachment?  This happened to me after 5 months on this drug

Not aware of: Not aware of this occurring, however it is recommended to report this to the manufacturer as they track all possible side effects and would be more than willing to disclose any reactions they have documented on file. You can google the co. And I am sure find a toll free 1-800 "pharmacovigilence#.". ...Read more

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How long after stopping bydureon (exenatide) should nausea and gastroparesis end? Should I discuss reglan with md?

How long after stopping bydureon (exenatide) should nausea and gastroparesis end?  Should I discuss reglan with md?

Weeks: Bydureon (exenatide) takes many weeks to start working, and also many weeks to get out of your system once you stop it. It will make gastroparesis worse. Reglan can be of some benefit in people with gastroparesis, but it has side effects after you have been on it for some time. ...Read more

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Switched from byetta to bydureon (exenatide) 5 weeks ago. Having water retention, bloating, tiredness and high blood sugars. Wt gain 4 lbs. Is this autoimmune.

No: Bydureon (exenatide) lasts a week instead of 12 hours like byetta. That means it takes 3-6 weeks to get into your system and equilibrate before you'll see it's full potential and action. Not autoimmune. Give it time to work. ...Read more

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Who am i?

A little more: Your question will need to have a little more context in order to receive a meaningful answer. If it was meant to check if questions are answered here you have your answer. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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