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Is There Any Difference Between Glumetza Er And Generic Metformin Er
Formulation differ: Metformin is formulated differently than Glumetza which uses a special advanced polymer technology that delivers the medicine slowly and steadily over several hours. This delay in the release of the medicine may result in fewer stomach-related side effects, such as nausea, in the 1st week of taking the medication. (difference is binders). ...Read more
Why is glumetza much more expensive than metformin, even though they have lots in common? Is glumetza much better?
Is glumetza better than metformin? Does it cause cancer if taken for a long time? How long has it been in existence?
Glumetza or metformi: If you don't need Glumetza don't take it. If you don't use Metformin don't take it. Cancer is unlikely. What is necessary is a discussion with your doctor about your diabetes meds. At age 40 you most likely have type 2 diabetes. This is a good time to start planning to rid yourself completely from diabetes. I suggest you see a dietitian to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you know any diabetic drug for type 2? I've used onglyza, metformin and now glumetza. They all gave me pain.
Type 2 Diabetes meds: There are 6 classes of oral diabetes meds with multiple meds in each class leaving > 20 oral meds to choose from; i'm sure any primary care physician can find ones for you that you will tolerate and control your diabetes. There also several injectable meds not including insulin, which is the most "natural" way to treat diabetes. ...Read more
My body doesn't tolerate diabetic drugs. I was on onglyza and metformin and changed to glumetza 2 days ago and already not responding well.What to do?
Insulin: Might be your only help i you can't tolerate any medication. It is natural and there is no one who can't tolerate insulin. But uncontrolled diabetes will prematurely kill you either by you kidneys, a heart attack, stroke , or before that make you blind. You really need to work with your doctor for your benefit ! ...Read more
Metformin: Hi. Metformin is basically used to treat 3 conditions: type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and PCOS. It has also been used is obese type 1 diabetics (WITH insulin!). It is considered weight neutral. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/metformin-oral-route/description/drg-20067074 ...Read more
Both type 2 drugs: Hi. Metformin and glimepiride are both type 2 drugs. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer - makes tissues (predominantly liver but also muscle) more sensitive to insulin. Glimepiride is an insulin secretogogue - makes your own pancreas secrete more insulin. They are synergistic used in combination. To your good diabetes control! ...Read more
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