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What are the side effects of taking tablets for diabetes?

What are the side effects of taking tablets for diabetes?

Improved Blood Sugar: By tablets I am assuming you are on an oral diabetic medication. The primary effect is lowered blood sugar levels and improved health when used properly. Adverse effects are numerous, and your pharmacist and doctor can help you with this. However, common side-effects include nausea (any pill can cause this), an allergic reaction, and excessively low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What are the side effects of taking glucophage (metformin) tab and daonil for diabetes control?

What are the side effects of taking glucophage (metformin) tab and daonil for diabetes control?

Not many: Hi. Metformin can cause GI upset fairly common, but better if dose is slowly titrated upward); if used in kidney disease patients, it can cause a serious illness, lactic acidosis (very rare). Glibenclamide/glyburide can cause low blood sugar (rare) or rash (also rare); it is a very archaic diabetes drug. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of diabetes?

Complications: Complications of diabetes, which can be silent (you don't feel the damage of diabetes) and can include eye damage, heart disease (heart attacks), stroke, kidney damage, and nerve damage. ...Read more

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Side effects of diabetes medicine?

Side effects of diabetes medicine?

Depends: There are many diabetes medicine. Each has its own side effects. In general, the one we fear the most is low blood sugar. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of diabetes ?

What are the most common side effects of diabetes ?

poorly controlled..: Then suffer with eye disease-blindness risk; nerve disease- limb ulcers, infections -amputations; kidney disease-dialsis; heart attacks, strokes. But if well controlled can markedly reduce risk of all of these, and have normal life, no complications, normal life span. ...Read more

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Are there any diabetes medications that have a higher incidence of side effects amongst women?

Thiazolidinediones: The tzds (rosiglitazone = avandia, and pioglitazone = actos) are used to lower Insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes. They have also shown to have a higher risk of small bone fractures in post-menopausal women, not men. Also listed in the package inserts of these drugs are 'ovulation' as potential side effects because these drugs can restore more regular ovulation in women with pcos. ...Read more

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What medications are most often prescribed for type 2 diabetes? What are the primary side effects?

What medications are most often prescribed for type 2 diabetes? What are the primary side effects?

Holy cow: Hi. In no absolute order of use, insulins, sulfonylureas & meglitinides, biguanide, TZD's, GLP-1 receptor agonists, SGLT-2 inhibitors, bile acid binding resins, bromocriptine, amylin analog. Look up side effects...not enough room here. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Control your diabetes, blood pressure, and lipids, and DON'T SMOKE! ...Read more

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What medications are most often prescribed for type 2 diabetes? What are the primary side effects?

What medications are most often prescribed for type 2 diabetes? What are the primary side effects?

Type 2 diabetes: There are at least 12 different drugs for management of type 2 diabetes and that list does not include insulin. Don't worry about side effects before your doctor prescribes your medication - yes side effects may occur but they are usually not major and if that happens you must contact your doctor as soon as you can. Metformin is the least expensive and is most often used first. ...Read more