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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 take glimperide 4mg x2, metformin 1000mg x2, and pioglitazone 45mg.How should I be taking these meds any specific combinations ?
Just a thought:
but , in my opinion, the number and amount of oral medication you are taking indicate that you and your treating physician should consider INSULIN.....My opinion only
BTW the amount/timing/combination of these three drugs is dependent upon your blood sugar and when these sugars are measured
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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?
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.
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?
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