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Doctor insights on: New Synthetic Drugs For Diabetes

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Which medicine for diabetes new patient?

Which medicine for diabetes new patient?

Several: Depends on your weight , renal function and how high your bs is running. Metformin could be first option if renal function is okay and bs is not very high .New meds like januvia (sitagliptin) or its combination with metformin or sulfonuria. ...Read more

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Drugs for diabetes 2?

Drugs for diabetes 2?

TWO KIND OF ORAL DRU: Type 2 diabetes is due to two defects 1 lack of Insulin production 2 Insulin resistancs so there are drugs to increase Insulin production 1sulphnylureas-like glipizise, glimperide, glynase, Glyburide , stimulate pancreas to produce more insulin 2biguanides which help Insulin resistance metformin 3thiobenzodiones improve Insulin effectiveness.4acarbose, prandin, (repaglinide) starlix 5ddp inhibiters 6 insulin. ...Read more

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Which pills are better for diabetes insogen plus or diabinese?

Which pills are better for diabetes insogen plus or diabinese?

The same: Insogen & Diabinese are both brand names for an older med called chlorpropamide, and are the same. It is seldom used due to its very long duration of action, and more frequent and severe low sugar episodes compared to newer medications with shorter activity patterns. Insogen plus also has a second medication, metformin, making it stronger, but also more likely to cause lows. ...Read more

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I'm taking the drug januvia (sitagliptin) for type 2 diabetes is this a safe drug to take?

Very safe: Januvia (sitagliptin) has very few side effects. Unlike some other diabetes drugs (glipizide, Insulin etc) it does not cause hypoglycemia attacks, nor increase appetite and weight. There have been rare reports of pancreatitis but these have not been confirmed in clinical trials, and may be simply due to the fact that patients with diabetes are more likely to get pancreatitis irrespective of treatment. ...Read more

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Are their any new drugs for fibromyalgia?

Are their any new drugs for fibromyalgia?

No: ? new drugs "for fibromyalgia". Fibromyalgia (FM) is pain condition & three FDA-approved meds simply non-opiate pain pills. Meds "for fibromyalgia" not rational idea & exact cause officially "unknown". FM seems to have multifactorial causes & several are lifestyle choices made by patients: obesity, faulty nutrition, sedentary w. muscle deconditioning, multiple childbirths, extreme sports... ...Read more

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How good has drug testing gotten for new drugs now?

How good has drug testing gotten for new drugs now?

Very: Drug testing is quite sensitive and highly specific. Most labs run very sensitive screens to identify major classes of drugs then when they find a positive they run a highly specific gas chromatograph / mass spectrometer. This test uniquely identifies the parent compound and its metabolites. If the sample chain of custody is good, there is only one explanation for a positive result. ...Read more

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Are glimepiride&metformin safe drugs for a diabetic of12yrs.Cretanine now 1.2.Are these drugs safe or they shud be changed.Any advice to change meds.

Are glimepiride&metformin safe drugs for a diabetic of12yrs.Cretanine now 1.2.Are these drugs safe or they shud be changed.Any advice to change meds.

Yes.: Metformin is considered first line therapy for type II diabetics. It should be stopped if your creatinine goes over 1.3-1.4 or for certain procedures using contrast dye for a couple days. The advantage for both is that they are cheap. Are there better choices than glimipiride? Yes. It pushes the pancreas to secrete more insulin and can "wear out" cells. Newer options exist but expensive. ...Read more

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Diet pill recommendations for a diabetic with multiple auto-immune diseases & a drug that is generic.

Diet pill recommendations for a diabetic with multiple auto-immune diseases & a drug that is generic.

Not a pill: the best way to loose weight is not a diet pill. Controlling portion size, eating a well balanced healthy diet and exercise are really the best way to loose weight, and help control diabetes. ...Read more

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How good are the new antiretroviral drugs used against hiv?

How good are the new antiretroviral drugs used against hiv?

Quite good: The new antiretroviral drugs used to combat HIV are quite good these days. Many have been combined in single tablet regimens that only need to be taken once daily with very minimal side effects. We have come a long way from the time we used to have people on 10+ pills, which had to be taken multiple times per day and had much harsher side effects. ...Read more

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For ADHD are any of these used: campral, pyrovaleren, fencanfamine, mesocarb, prolintane. ?

For ADHD are any of these used: campral, pyrovaleren, fencanfamine, mesocarb, prolintane. ?

Not for children &: Teens in this country. I've never heard of their use in adults, but the psychiatrists on panel may have. The stimulants methylphenidate & amphetamine remain 1st line treatment with 80-90% efficacy when doses are titrated for optimal effect without significant side effects.Non- stimulants atomoxetine & long-acting Guanfacine have ~ 65% efficacy when used as single agents titrated optimally. ...Read more

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How soon will we have an fda approved artificial pancreas for type one diabetes?

How soon will we have an fda approved artificial pancreas for type one diabetes?

Artificial pancreas : The artificial pancreas is a continuous glucometer that communicates with an Insulin pump. They exist but are not fda approved due to issues with hypoglycemia, but will likely be the future of Insulin care. Pancreas transplantation is currently the most reliable way to achieve optimized glycemic control at the price of a large operation and lifelong immunosuppression. ...Read more

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How come the fda has not approved drugs like mms, vitamin b17 or dca for cancer?

How come the fda has not approved drugs like mms, vitamin b17 or dca for cancer?

Wishful thinking: Jg, all of us -- myself included -- want to believe disinformation campaigns offering false hope. Yes, real medicine has problems. But think -- no conspiracy could be this vast. Real science is the most cutthroat of all human activities. If mms (industrial-strength bleach to drink), "vitamin b17" (usually amygdalin) or dichloroacetate worked, a real scientist would prove it & win the nobel prize. ...Read more

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Is there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs gemfibrozil for cholesterol and allopurinol for gout together ?

Is there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs  gemfibrozil for cholesterol and  allopurinol for gout together ?

No: there are no known interactions between the two drugs however i recommend that you space out the medications when taking them by a few hours so you can monitor for any possible reactions ...Read more

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What are some natural drugs for type 2 diabetes?

What are some natural drugs for type 2 diabetes?

Natural drug are...: Weight reduction of 7-10 lbs and exercising daily 45 minutes each day. Are you game? Nothing else is effective as a "natural agent" to prevent or treat diabetes. Sorry. ...Read more

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Taking cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) dilaudid and oxycontin for avn and peripheral neuropathy any ideas on drug changes or resistances?Thank you in advance.

Taking cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) dilaudid and oxycontin for avn and peripheral neuropathy  any ideas on drug changes or resistances?Thank you in advance.

See neurologist.: I recommend that you have to cut back on the Oxycontin and Dilaudid because they are not just addictive but eventually you need to use more to achieve the degree of pain control you have. The Cymbalta and Lyrica (pregabalin) have been used a lot for chronic pain which is also experienced in pn. I would suggest that you consider other pain control besides the opiates for a long term basis through a pain clinic. ...Read more

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Is there any new therapy for memebranous nephritis other than ACE inhibitor?

Is there any new therapy for memebranous nephritis other than ACE inhibitor?

Membranous nephritis: The answer to your question is too long to explain here. This link lists the most current therapies for membranous glomerulonephritis (mg): http://www.Edren.Org/pages/edreninfo/membranous-nephropathy.Php speak to your nephrologist (n) to get your n's opinion. Ace-i's can reduce proteinuria and are not the only drugs used to treat mg. Speak to your n for more advice in your case. ...Read more

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R there any drugs for severe m.E? (i dislike drugs but uk nhs wont prescribe nutritiional/herbal/acupuncture type trtmnt on long tern basis..Only drug

R there any drugs for severe m.E? (i dislike drugs but uk nhs wont prescribe nutritiional/herbal/acupuncture type trtmnt on long tern basis..Only drug

Not exactly but: M.E. Is a diagnosis of exclusion. My experience is that most with it actually have chronic lyme with co-infections (but drugs are of limited help for that). Also, many are hypothyroid- even if their TSH is "normal" so thyroid hormone can help quite a bit. Many have intestinal parasites- not always easily diagnosed- many drugs can help these, but so can natural things like papaya seeds.See comment:. ...Read more

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