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Medicine For Glucophage Allergy
43 year-old south Asian woman with 6 years of diabetes, is on medication but trying to find the reason her fasting BG remains high.....?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Is it ok for me to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm? What other allergy medicines am I allowed to take with metformin?
Metformin Allergy: What is the definition or description of: Metformin allergy? ANS: you get an allergic reaction when you take it. I would go to drugs. Com and see what they list. Could be rash, hives, skin blistering and falling off to mention a few. Recommend you do video consult and show us what you have. ...Read more
I woke up with a red, raised sore on my leg, stomach and arm, I am diabetic, just taken off metformin due to allergy to it, are these sore related, ?
See your doctor: Seeing the rash would help the most to diagnose. ...Read more
67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?
There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed.
We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's.
Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable.
Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more
Most times after taking my diabetes drugs (glucophage (metformin) and daonil), I feel tired easily. Is this normal?
What could be the side effects if a non-diabetic person took the diabetic medicine glucophage (metformin)?
The medicine is usually used to treat diabetes, but is also used to treat irregular menstrual cycles as well as help prevent diabetes. The major concern theoretically is a low blood sugar which almost never happens in any individual, with or without diabetes.
A person taking metformin (glucophage) may experience nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal cramping which usually goes away over time ...Read more
I'm a diabetic type II patient, how should I take glucophage (metformin) drug, before or after meals?
I'm a diabetic type 2 patient, how should I take glucophage (metformin) drug, before or after meals?
GI issues: Hi. It doesn't really matter. I usually have patients take it before meals, but after would be just as good. Food mitigates the potential GI side effects, but not everyone gets GI side effects; some people do fine taking metformin on an empty stomach. To your good diabetes control! ...Read more
M58, started glucophage (metformin) 500 mg and Norvasc 10 mg per day. Have not passed stool from 36 hrs. Could this be due to these medicines. Thanks?
My mom has diabetes and her head burns and has itching. Her age is 37. And the medicine are glucophage 1000 mg and lantus (insulin glargine) insuline 42 units.
Stomach effects.: The most common side effect of metformin is diarrhea. Nausea, vomiting, indigestion, flatulence, weakness, and headache are also common effects. Taking metformin with food may help to decrease these side effects. Patients with kidney disease (KD) may also be at risk for more serious side effects, depending on severity of KD. If you have KD, feel free to ask for more information. ...Read more
Lowers testosterone: Some studies shows that males with diabetes type ii, treatment with glucophage (metformin), (metformin) once associated with healthy dietary modifications and a mild physical activity increment resulted in significant improvement of Insulin sensitivity and increase in total and free testosterone levels, regardless of glucophage (metformin) intake. ...Read more
Change your diet: You are close to max dose of this drug which means your provider will likely discuss adding a second one. One way to bring your numbers down is to significantly limit the number of carbs you consume. I have patients drink nothing but water and avoid fruit, bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, and usual junk food for 6 weeks. Once they see the way their body responds to carbs we slowly add some back in. ...Read more
Not usually.: You should have normal kidney, liver, and heart function to take metformin (glucophage). Some patients experience diarrhea as a side effect. This can be minimized by starting with a low dose and increasing it slowly, or by using extended-release form of the medication (metformin er). Overall, it is generally well-tolerated. It does not cause hypoglycemia or weight gain. ...Read more
Yes: While some human data suggests low risk of taking metformin during pregnancy, the information is limited. Thus, the preferred treatment is insulin, fproviding better sugar control/ will not cross the placenta. Also remember that dietary control/ physical activity are corner stone of diabetes care. Goal is healthy baby /healthy mom. Work closely with your doctor for a better outcome. Take care. ...Read more
Monitoring mostly: To my knowledge, close monitoring is the main thing I am aware of. Glucophage (metformin) does not cause the blood sugar to drop, so hypoglycemia/hypoglycemic shock isn't a worry. The biggest worry I can think of is liver damage, kidney damage, and most importantly acidosis from the production of lactic acid, which can be life-threatening. ...Read more
No - it is not norml: It is not normal to have this type of headache while taking glucophage (metformin), (metformin) and it may not be a side effect of glucophage (metformin). Some of the treatments for ice pick headaches affect kidney function, it will be good to know where this is before treating them. ...Read more