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Insulin Vs Oral Meds
They both: Work. Best is diet and exercise, plus whatever medication your doctor thinks is appropriate for your particular case of diabetes. There are also non-insulin injectable medications known as glp-1 agonists which are often helpful. Either of these choices, or more often a combination of several, can control you blood sugar if done correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any oral insulin medication available for Diabetes (Type 1) patients or insulin injection is the only option?
Type 1 needs insulin: Type 1 diabetes occurs because the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas are damaged. The pancreas makes little or no insulin, so sugar cannot enter the body's cells for use as energy. Insulin injections are needed throughout lifetime. In Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is still making insulin but it may be insufficient or ineffective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be both: Insulin is definitely required for t1 diabetes. Many people will require Insulin for t2 diabetes if they don't lose weight to lower Insulin resistance, their pancreas fails with prolonged period of time, or the oral medication just isn't effective enough to control their glucose. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Do depot antipsychotics (prolixin (fluphenazine) injection) have any advantages over oral antipsychotics (oral prolixin) other than medication adherence ?
Ans: There are some antipsychotic med studies that show greater effectiveness of the long-acting injection med vs oral in severe psychiatric illness, eg, schizophrenia. Studies have also shown in severe psych. illness that relapse and overall hospital days are less with out-patient care utilizing long-acting antipsychotic med injections vs oral form relying on patient reliability. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will injectable anabolic steroids produce less risk than oral anabolic steroids pills when used with salazopyrine for people with ra?
They both: Work. Best is diet and exercise, plus whatever medication your doctor thinks is appropriate for your particular case of diabetes. There are also non-insulin injectable medications known as glp-1 agonists which are often helpful. Either of these choices, or more often a combination of several, can control you blood sugar if done correctly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lack of studies: There is no oral form of insulin. There are oral agents that have been studied and found to be safe in pregnancy (metformin, glyburide), however, they do not have FDA approval because no company has submitted studies for approval. Many ob/gyn and endocrinologists use these medications in gestational diabetes (instead of insulin injections) ...Read more
Asthma and BP meds: Beta blockers can induce an asthma attack. A physician may have one try these medications with a few trial doses to see if they affect one's asthma. Ace-inhibitors can cause a cough and while this cough is not necessarily asthma, it can be confused with asthma or, in the case of unstable airways, may trigger asthmatic symptoms. Patients always need to their physicians if they have asthma. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Often type ii patients who require Insulin will need larger doses than in type i diabetes. This is because of a tendency to Insulin resistance and obesity in type ii patients more so than in type i patients. Everyone is different, however, so that predicting for a particular patient is only a guess. ...Read more
Glimepride or metformin sustained release? Which anti diabetic tablet is safer for stage 2 renal disease (diabetic nephropathy)
Caution: Metformin is contraindicated as renal function declines. Glimepiride is ok, but all such agents are more potent as renal function falls since Insulin is metabolized by the kidney and Insulin levels may persist at a higher level with renal disease. Night time hypoglycemia is more common w/renal disease so monitor carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will oral steroids have adverse effect if metformin or any other diabetes medicine is taken with it?
Insulin pump: It is a good insulin pump, and many users like it. However, an insulin pump often does not solve your blood sugar issues. It requires a lot of care, and you still need to check your glu many times per day. If you are thinking about a pump, you should be talking to an endocrinologist who uses a lot of pumps and who can guide you through this. ...Read more
Yes: Dilaudid IV more potent ( stronger ), faster effect than Dilaudid po. ...Read more
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