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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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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 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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Can i continue amaryl (glimepiride) 2mg and discontinue janumet ?

Can i continue amaryl (glimepiride) 2mg and discontinue janumet
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Why?: There might be more details in the question that i'm missing but don't stop any meds without talking to your prescribing physician first. ...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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Type2 diabetic. Metformin 500mg 2xday but stomach issues. Will victoza (liraglutide) lower a1c and help weight loss along as monotherapy so i can stop metformin?

Type2 diabetic.   Metformin 500mg 2xday but stomach issues.  Will victoza (liraglutide) lower a1c and help weight loss along as monotherapy so i can stop metformin?

Talk to doctor: Management of diabetes is not a do it yourself issue. It would be prudent to discuss these issues with your doctor and not go around changing your medication on your own. ...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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Can you take actos (pioglitazone) and amaryl together?

Can you take actos (pioglitazone) and amaryl together?

Amaryl (glimepiride) and actose: Yes you can and this combination has been used in type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Is janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) safe to take? I am type 2 diabetic.

Is janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) safe to take?  I am type 2 diabetic.

Generally yes: Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is safe as long as you tolerate metformin without problem and have relatively normal kidney function. Your doctor can help you out with these questions and check your lab to see if you're appropriate. ...Read more

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As lowering the sugar i take metformin 500mg

As lowering the sugar i take metformin 500mg

I : I wish i could help, but your question is not complete. Metformin is an oral agent used to control blood sugar in patients whose sugar balance is disturbed but who do not need insulin. ...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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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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Can i continue with amaryl 2 mg and discontinue janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) as it gives me stomach discomfort?

Can i continue with amaryl 2 mg and discontinue janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) as it gives me stomach discomfort?

Talk to your doctor: Tell your doctor about the stomach discomfort so that he/she can evaluate and prescribe a different regimen. You might want to break the janumet into januvia (sitagliptin) and metformin and eliminate one drug at a time to see which one is causing the discomfort. In any case. Don't stop meds without letting your doctor know about it. ...Read more

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I have puffy ankles and rapid weight gain with Novolin (insulin) H, while taking Metformin. Is it possible to take only Novolin (insulin) R with the Metformin?

I have puffy ankles and rapid weight gain with Novolin (insulin) H, while taking Metformin.  Is it possible to take only Novolin (insulin) R with the Metformin?

Won't last as long: I'm sorry about the side effects you're having.The problem with eliminating the NovolinH is that you may not have as good control of your sugars and you'd likely have to take a whole lot more Novolin R,which acts quickly,does not last as long, and may not give you an even glucose level.Have you tried one of the long acting insulins like Lantus or Levemir (insulin detemir)?Talk to your doc about concerns and options ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm using glucovance, (glyburide and metformin) is there any problem if I take it along with food ?

What do you advise if I'm using glucovance, (glyburide and metformin) is there any problem if I take it along with food ?

In fact: You probably want to take this medication with food. It's a combination of metformin and glyburide. While the metformin isn't likely going to lead to low blood sugars(hypoglycemia) even when taken without food. It's possible that the glyburide could lead to hypoglycemia if you are not eating. ...Read more

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Should glucovance (glyburide and metformin) 500 mg be taken before or after meals?

Should glucovance (glyburide and metformin) 500 mg be taken before or after meals?

WITH meals: Take glucovance WITH meals. See link below for additional information in the drug https://www.drugs.com/glucovance.html ...Read more

Dr. Luis Curet
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Glyburide (Definition)

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. It is an antidiabetic drug in a class of medications known as sulfonylureas, closely ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Glynase Prestab (Definition)

Glynase PresTab is a second generation sulfonylurea which is a kind of diabetes-related drug ...Read more