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New Synthetic Drugs For Diabetes
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Diet pill recommendations for a diabetic with multiple auto-immune diseases & a drug that is generic.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been prescribed new medication for diabetes called glyxambia. Problem swollen foreskin, is there anything to help or time for new med?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Is there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs gemfibrozil for cholesterol and allopurinol for gout together ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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