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Is there any difference between glumetza ER and generic metformin er?

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

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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35 yr old diabetic. a1c 7.7 Taking 100mg Januvia. couldn't handle metformin er. Dr. trying brand name Glumetza saying it is easier on stomach. why?

35 yr old diabetic.  a1c 7.7 Taking 100mg Januvia.  couldn't handle metformin er.  Dr. trying brand name Glumetza saying it is easier on stomach. why?

Try it: Glumetza is an excellent drug. It is a modified release drug that uses advanced polymer delivery technology to slowly release the drug over a long period of time. The slow release action decreases the side effects typically seen with normal metformin. ...Read more

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What are the medical uses of metformin hydrochloride?

What are the medical uses of metformin hydrochloride?

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

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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Not exactly: If you have a moderate degree of renal disease, metformin can cause lactic acidosis, which is very serious. If you do not have renal disease, metformin is quite safe. ...Read more

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Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, which group of drug and what is it used for?

Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, which group of drug and what is it used for?

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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Is glumetza much better than metformin? Is a drug usually better due to its expensive price?

Is glumetza much better than metformin? Is a drug usually better due to its expensive price?

Not worth the money: Glumetza is just a brand of metformin. It is no better than generic metformin. In most cases, the generic is just as good as the (often very expensive) brand. See your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Why is glumetza much more expensive than metformin, even though they have lots in common? Is glumetza much better?

Delivery systems: Cost of medicine is decided by chemical content delivery system and manufacturers margin here Glumetza has an excellent delivery system allowing metformin to work with few or no gastrointestinal side effects glycemic control is similar but better tolerated. ...Read more

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Is glumetza better than metformin? Does it cause cancer if taken for a long time? How long has it been in existence?

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 more

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Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride which group of drug are they in and what are their purposes?

Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride which group of drug are they in and what are their purposes?

Treat Diabetes: Diabetes is a condition where Insulin does not work well and there is insufficient insulin. Metformin works to overcome some of the Insulin resistance and reduce excessive glucose production from the liver. Glimepiride works on the cells that make Insulin to augment Insulin deficiency and both together lower blood sugar. ...Read more

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Does metformin hydrochloride helps in pcos and getting pregnant ?

Does metformin hydrochloride helps in pcos  and  getting pregnant 
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Yes: Metformin is an Insulin sensitizing agent. It lowers the Insulin spikes during food consumption which ultimately lowers male hormone levels and helps to control weight gain. This will lead to improved ovulation. ...Read more

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Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, what group of drug and what purpose does it used?

Type 2 drugs: Hi. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer and predominantly works at the liver to increase sensitivity to your own insulin (or exogenous insulin) to reduce the release of sugar from your liver into the blood. Glimepiride stimulates the release of insulin from your pancreas (insulin secretogogue). The 2 drugs are synergistic together. They may or may not control your diabetes. Good control is the goal ...Read more

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Do you know any diabetic drug for type 2? I've used onglyza, (saxagliptin) 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

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My body doesn't tolerate diabetic drugs. I was on onglyza (saxagliptin) and metformin and changed to glumetza 2 days ago and already not responding well.What to do?

My body doesn't tolerate diabetic drugs. I was on onglyza (saxagliptin) 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

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Dear Doc . I m a diabetic. I take G formin plus which has metformin hydrochloride 850 mg lipikind and Glibenclamide 5 mg. .may I take spirulina?

Dear Doc    . I m a diabetic. I take G formin plus which has metformin hydrochloride 850 mg lipikind and  Glibenclamide 5 mg. .may I take spirulina?

Why?: I am wondering why you would wish to take Spirulina in the first place. Spirulina is a unicellular blue green algae with some who believe it contains health benefits. What these benefits are remain questionable. Some Spirulina are known to produce toxic chemicals and drug interactions are possible. If you are interested in health benefits from seaweed, I recommend kelp/nori instead. ...Read more

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Mom has type 2 diabetes and takes glimperide and metformin hydrochloride her weight is gaining she is housewife and does home work, cooking , cleaning?

Mom has type 2 diabetes and takes glimperide and metformin hydrochloride her weight is gaining she is housewife and does home work, cooking , cleaning?

Need help: Needs further eval and likely more med she needs to be seen by her physician. She needs adjustment of her diet and exercise program. She needs to test her glucose levels then adjust her meds. ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar 140-150, random 123, HBA1C 8.8. Sitagliptin / Metformin Hydrochloride since one month. Weight gain 4.5 lb. How to control Fasting?

Fasting blood sugar 140-150, random 123, HBA1C 8.8. Sitagliptin / Metformin Hydrochloride since one month. Weight gain 4.5 lb. How to control Fasting?

Change Meds, exercis: Unfortunately, results with Sitagliptin (DPP4 inhibitor) are not great--especially with the cost. I suggest stay on Metformin, and add the starch-blocker Acarbose with each meal. If that is not enough, add a GLP-1 agonist like Victoza (liraglutide) or Byetta, or an SGLT2 inhibitor like Invokana. All of the above 3 classes of drugs will also help with weight loss, and will not cause low blood sugar. Exercise ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

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