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Pioglitazone And Metformin Medication
Yes, unless: Hi. Yes, in general that 3-drug cocktail is safe. Exceptions would be metformin at a certain level of kidney disease, pioglitazone in heart failure, and glimepiride if it's causing hypoglycemia. That 3-drug regimen will likely lose efficacy over time. Keep your diabetes, blood pressure, and lipids tightly controlled. Don't smoke! Good luck! ...Read more
I've noticed taking actos (pioglitazone) at the same time as metformin helps with some of the GI side effects. Is this a true benefit or am I just imagining it?
I am 41 taking:Metoprolol, Pioglitazone, Atrovastatin, Metformin. I had no menses Dec. 2015/Jan 16'; spotting feb. & mar. None Apr. Can med be cause?
Maybe (not). . .: I like to use www. Drugs. Com to search for medication info. I could not find any mention of irregular menses or amenorrhea (cessation of menses) linked to any of above listed meds. However, there are many reasons for irregular menses, including pregnancy & (early) menopause. If you've never had a fast or irregular heart rate, your doc might consider trading Metoprolol for an ACEI/ARB if BP high ...Read more
Pt 60 years, well controlled dm and htn, now suddenly developing ankle edema progressing chf? , discontinue pioglitazone+metformin+glimepride?
Swelling: Do not stop any medication on your own. Need to discuss with doctor that is treating your CHF and dm. ...Read more
Usually no: Metformin is an excellent diabetes medication because it lowers your blood sugar by making you more sensitive to your own insulin, but it will not allow your glucose to go low. Other diabetes medications (glyburide or other sulfonylureas; insulin) can give you hypoglycemia. If your sugars are "low", maybe you don't need the metformin. Has something changed from when you were started (eg wt loss)? ...Read more
What happens if she takes metformin 500 mg ER with no medical problems this medication is used for?
Can someone prescribe metformin for me. My A1C is 7.0? do I need medication at this point or can I continue diet and exercise.
You must schedule an: Appointment to be seen or speak to one of our physicians or call your own prescribing physician. We do not just dispense medicine online: book an appointment. ...Read more
Diet for diabetes: I specialize in this problem. Lets do second opinion consult to see what is going on. ...Read more
Multiple: The medicines used should be dependent on your diabetes, lifestyle, compliance as you and your doctor decide. There is sulfonyl urea, dpp4 inhibitor. Tzd, antiabsorptives, modifiers of renal threshold, and even injectables not insulin. Talk to your doctor and discuss what is best for you. ...Read more
Middle backache due to diabetic medication (glucophage (metformin) or glucontrol) is it possiable?
No: They are not known for this symptom. ...Read more
Is glucophage (metformin) a good medication for my type 2 diabetes? I don't hear good things about how it makes you feel.
I am currently taking metformin and spirolactone. Will I have a bad reaction if I sibutramine along with the medication I am taking? What will occur?
???: Silbutramine was taken off the market in most of the civilized world several years ago because of cardiac concerns. Why are you still receiving it? ...Read more
I'm taking metformin for pcos, let's be real I wanna get wasted this Fourth of July, I want more than 2 drinks, should I stop my medication for 2 days?
Can birth control affect other medication you take? I take metformin for my diabetes and I wanna start birth control.
43yr old 210ibs, 5', 10", suffering from nonalcoholic fatty liver and metabolic syndrome, and tg340., will metformin help or any other medication?
My blood sugars were normally 85-95 and now they have been 110-113 in the morning I'm not liking this could there be something wrong? Should I go backon my metformin medication. Should I worry liver?
Check w/your doctor:
Check w/ your doctor. It sounds like your Insulin resistance has increased or your Insulin secretion ability has decreased. Recent infection, steroids, etc?
Why did you stop your metformin in the first place? Metformin has many positive actions other than keeping glucose down - it can also delay or prevent the development of diabetes. If you're overweight, lose. ...Read more
I drink coffee in morning can that affect my thyroid medication? I also take metformin, could that affect absorption?
What are some type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?
Diet/Exercise: Please talk to your physician or diabetic educator to develop a treatment plan and let them know you are wanting to look for non-medication treatments. Having said that, the main thing that has caused patients of mine to get off of their diabetic meds is weight loss, exercise, and eating a low-sugar/carb healthy diet. I know that's not easy, but it can make the progression of the disease slow. ...Read more
When I take my medication metformin I feel sharp pain throughout my intestines when I eat and my kidneys hurt as well what do I do?
Common side effects: Metformin has some common side effects...mostly intestinal, like what you explain. We encourage you take it on a full stomach. There are slow release forms of metformin that might help too. Otherwise you may need to check with your doc wether to lower the dosage a little, often this helps. If none of the above helps, ask your doc to look at an alternative to the Metformin. ...Read more
I have pcos is the medication given (metformin) a medication I will have to take for the rest of my life? Or how long is one on the meds?
No one knows: The long term safety of metformin for pcos has not been established, nor is it fda approved for pcos, and it is not a cure. However, as long as it works to control your symptoms and you are being followed by a pcp you should continue it. It helps control blood sugars, lowers testosterone production, slows the growth of abnormal hair, restores ovulation, and may help cholesterol levels and bmi. ...Read more
Is microalbumin among diabetics common. I am diabetic for the past 8 years medication I take is metformin for sugar. And almetor for BP. Miral 42?
Unfortunately yes: It is common. There is specific therapy for reducing the microalbuminuria and we believe that it reduces the likelihood of having the disease progress or cause sit to progress more slowly. ...Read more