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Tradjenta Vs Januvia
Not much different: Some minor differences but all in all, they are fine. Once/week vs. Once/day. The main thing is Bydureon (exenatide) takes 6-10 weeks to reach maximum strength so your numbers might be higher at the beginning. If you ride it out, you will be ok in 8 weeks. I use the two interchangeably depending on insurance coverage. ...Read more
Approximately yes: It may be approximately but no comparitve studies have been done. Sexaglyptine sold under brand name Onglyza (saxagliptin) has staring dose 2.5 mgm and maximum dose 5mgm.And sitaglyptin sold under brand name januvia starting dose is 50 mgm and maximum dose of 100 mgm daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No conversion: Hi. There is no standard conversion factor between Victoza (liraglutide) and Januvia. Victoza (liraglutide) is much more efficacious and also causes weight loss, which Januvia does not. Victoza (liraglutide) can cause nausea and general GI problems, whereas Januvia causes no GI problems. eat healthily and exercise regularly. Control your diabetes well. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Hi. Metformin and sitagliptin work via different mechanisms, and together are synergistic. So yes, more effective than one drug alone. Note even the combination may not be adequate for achieving tight control. Your doctor will follow your A1c response, and if it's in the mid-low 6's, you're good to go. A nice thing is Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) by itself cannot cause hypoglycemia. Good luck! ...Read more
Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva advair. ?
Exercise caution: you are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement, fatty acids in omega fish oil might increase lipids in your system, this is not against any drug but rather for your own safety, please revise all your meds with your doctor on regular basis, good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a generic drug that compares to onglyza (saxagliptin)? It's very costly. I also take metformin 500 tid & glucotrol ER 10 bid.
No: Unfortunately not. The best way to reduce the cost of medicines for type 2 diabetes is to work on your diet and lose weight so you can be weaned off of some of your medicines. Talk with your doctor about diabetes education classes or seeing a nutritionist. Also, make sure you are exercising, it helps your body's tissues use the glucose in your blood and helps control your blood sugar. ...Read more
Pls explain difference between Metformin 500mg vs Metformin SR 500mg? Is Metformin SR 500mg equal to Metformin 500mg x 2 tablets?
My fastingbg is96 &postprandial bg=typically 95.I'm on victoza, (liraglutide) metformin but also oxyelite pro.Lowcarb diet.Could oxyelite pro be raising myfastingbg?
Dangerous supplement: Your fbg is normal. Hopefully your a1c is also good, so it looks like you are controlling your diabetes well. Oxyelite pro contains caffeine, but also dmma. Dmma was designed as a nasal decongestant but is a powerful stimulant that may have caused a number of deaths. It is a banned olympic additive. You don't need this! ...Read more