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Diabetes mellitus (DM), also known as sugar diabetes or simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.[2] This high blood sugar produces the symptoms of frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. Untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.[3] Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma.[4] Serious long-term complications include heart disease, stroke, kidney fai...

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white oval pill h 104
What is the name of pill and it's use ## Hello, Weezle! How are you? This tablet is listed as containing 1,000mgs of Metformin, which is an oral antidiabetic medication that's used to help lower and control blood sugar. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, hypoglycemia stomach pain and flatulence. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 20 hours ago in Metformin.
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how to lower sgpt
beforei took godex plain my sgpt is 85 after taking godex for more than 3 mnths i have my lab and now it is 107.90. i am a type 2 diabetic, im takingmeds for diabetes and for hypertension and cholesterol med 20 mg.. but i cannot avoid meat and sometime fatty foods.
Updated 1 day ago.
zydus pharmacudical
do all metaformin pills have the same markings..? ## Hello, Judah! How are you? No, they do not. Each manufacturer must use unique imprints to enable their tablets to be identified, in case of emergency. The imprints also have to differ from one dosage to the next. This enables authorities to trace what a pill contains, what its dosage is and who manufactured it, just from looking the imprint up in a database. Metformin is an oral antidiabetic medication that is used to help lower and control blood sugar, side effects may include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Do you have a tablet that you are questioning? If so, please post back with the markings on it and I will be glad to research it for you to see what it contains.
Updated 1 day ago in Metformin.
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blister symptom
Could metformin be the cause of blisters n toes, ankles,feet and inside of mouth without fever? ## Hello, Georgette! How are you? I'm very sorry about the symptoms you're having. Please see your doctor immediately to have this checked out. There is a chance that this could be a rare and possibly dangerous reaction to the medication called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, which can be fatal, if left untreated. You need to have this checked out ASAP, for your own safety. Metformin is an oral antidiabetic medication that is used to help lower and control blood sugar, its common side effects may include nausea, dizziness, hypoglycemia, flatulence and stomach pain. How are you doing, now? Has it gotten any worse?
Updated 1 day ago in Metformin.
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Is ketosteril a drug to avoid dialysis
A 70 yr old lady lost the efficiency of both kidneys and was advised dialysis. But again doctors suggested to take KETOSTERIL for a month and can be observed for improvement of kidney function.Will the above named drug avoid dialysis ? ## Ketosteril contains Ketoanalogues and essential amino acids. It is commonly used in predialysis patients to try and improve renal function and avoid the need for dialysis. She should also be on a low-protein diet, while using this medication. Are there any questions or comments? ## soumen kar ## MY BOTH KIDNEYS ARE ALMOST 80% DAMAGE. I AM TAKING 2TAB OF KETOSTERIL THREE TIMES A DAY. MY CRETININE IS 4.89. DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT IN FUTURE I MIGHT REQUIRE DAILYSYS. SO IS THIS DOSE OF KETOSTRIL IS SUFFICIANT FOR ME OR SHOULD I ASK MY DOCTOR TO INCREASE THE DO...
Updated 2 days ago in Urea.
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coupons for Victoza
I have no insurance and am looking for Victoza coupons for my Diabetes. Does anyone know where I can get any? ## Hello, Kate! How are you? There is actually a program from the manufacturer that allows eligible people that are uninsured to pay no more than $25 with their instant savings card. You can fill out the form for a card at Victoza Savings Card click here. This is an antidiabetic medication that may cause side effects, such as administration site irritation, nausea, dizziness and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 days ago in Victoza.
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Generic for Metanx?
I refilled my Rx for Metanx and it was a different color. I asked and the druggist said this was a generic for Metanx. I refused the Rx and went to another drugstore with my Rx. Am I wrong? Is there a generic for Metanx? ## Hello. My name is Kellie and I work on the Metanx Brand Team. Please note that there are no authorized generics for Metanx. To learn more, go to and on the home page, click on "Important information about your Metanx prescription." You can also go to for additional information. If you are interested on how to save on your Metanx prescription, contact Brand Direct Health at 1-866-331-6440. Thank you, Kellie ## Metanx is a vitamin combination, which contains L-methylfolate, methylcobalamin and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate and y...
Updated 4 days ago in Metanx.
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side affects of regular use of Ivabrad 5 mg medicine for heart patients with diabetes condition
My wife is suffering from the condition of LVF,chronic heart disease, diabetes and some kidney problem. Can regular use of Ivabrad 5 mg medicine have any side affects relating to increase in creatinine. For your comments, pls. surjit kamboj ## That could be due to this medication, others she may be taking, or it could be related to her diabetes. It's very difficult to determine just from the basic information you've provided in your post. What has her doctor said was causing it? Does she take any other medications? ## I HAD A PACEMAKER IMPLANTED 100 DAYS AGO . I AM USING IVABRAD MEDICINE . SIDE EFFECTS ANY .I MAY CONTINUE OR STOP .
Updated 5 days ago.
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is sambong releaf forte good for UTI
how many tabs should be taken to treat UTI? ## nothing ## I am afraid that this seems to be an over the counter supplement touted as a drug alternative for urinary problems. That said, it is, therefore, not proven to actually help with anything. I can't even find information on what it contains or exactly what they recommend you use it to treat or prevent. Urinary tract infections normally require an antibiotic, which is prescribed by your doctor, according to the type and severity of the infection. Have you consulted a doctor regarding the use of this or your possible need for an antibiotic? Self-treatment could result in a more severe infection and illness than what you are already dealing with. I am going to try to see if I can find any more information on this. Is there anything...
Updated 5 days ago.
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asp atorva 75
I have been prescribed Glycomet GP 2 forte(morning and evening) vobose 0.3(before food in morning) path 15(night) and atrova asp 75 (night). Is there are any side effects of using the medicines. I have also been prescribed penegra. Can this combination of medicine is okay, I am a diabetic for the last 7 years.
Updated 6 days ago.

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