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Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.[2] Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.[3] Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma.[4] Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney failure, fo...

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identify metformin hcl er
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I have some white oblong white tablets scored on one side and printed M525 on the other. I believe these are Ascend Labs Metformin HCL ER 500 mg tablets from a couple of months ago that I didnt finish up when I got my refill prescription. They also could be a different brand that the pharmacy used to fill my prescription. ## These tablets are manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and they list them as containing 120mgs of Diltiazem. The FDA classifies this medication as a calcium channel blocker that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 day ago in Metformin.
Types 2 Diabetic
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glycomet Gp1 is same to Gluformin g1 medicine.The using Gluformin G1 in term of Glycomet Gp1 is any Difference?
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Metformin not being digested
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I take Metformin 500 mg twice a day.Recently I have noticed that the pills are in my stool not digested.I have noticed my glucoses are not stable.What could be causing this and does anyone else experience this. ## Hello, Linda! How are you doing? Are there any markings on the tablets that you're taking? Are they by chance time released ones? If so, then what you are seeing in your stool is just the outer shell. It isn't intended to be digested, but the medication is released and used by your body. The FDA lists this as an oral antidiabetic medication and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence, stomach pain and hypoglycemia. What have your numbers been?
Updated 2 days ago in Metformin.
Is ketosteril a drug to avoid dialysis
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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 3 days ago in Urea.
is sambong releaf forte good for UTI
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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...
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Metformin Hcl 500 Mg Side Effects
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can i use tab.Metformin for weight reduction? i wanted to know the side effects of Metformin ## I wouldn't count on using an anti-diabetic drug for weight loss. Your best bet is a healthy change in eating habits and regular exercise. A pill won't lose the weight for you. Sorry to sound blunt, but it would be ignorant to think otherwise. As far as side effects go...the most common adverse effect of metformin is gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting and increased flatulence; metformin is more commonly associated with gastrointestinal side-effects than most other anti-diabetic drugs. The most serious potential side-effect of metformin use is lactic acidosis; this complication is very rare, and the vast majority of these cases seem to be related to com...
Updated 3 days ago in Metformin.
metformin smells
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metformin smells ## Yes, Metformin is well known to have an odor and it can vary, somewhat, from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some of them seem to smell like old fish and others like dirty sweaty socks. It really doesn't make it a very appealing medication to use and it has so nauseated some people, that they were forced to quit using it. The odor is especially prominent in the new instant release versions of the medication. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## My Metformin has a distinct grape smell. Its not unpleasant at all *smiles ## That's good to know because mine smells and tastes like grape also. I was concerned that the drug had been altered accidentally in some way. I really like the grape taste compared to what is was before!!
Updated 3 days ago in Metformin.
metformin smell
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why does it smell like fish? ## I got my script refilled the other day and the new one smells like fish too! My first bottle (different manufact) did not smell like fish. Beginning to wonder if it is of good quaility ## It is an odor from one of the fillers they use in making the medication, nothing to worry about. Since each company that makes the generic version of med can use different fillers, then some might have the odor and some won't. ## Yes, it is too something to worry about! With all the horrible cheap fillers being used these days by money grubbing foreign countrues - killing our animals and probably us too. The brand I got from Walgreens is fine - even old pills dont take on a smell. But the cheap kind sold by Walmart and as I know of, Strogers hospital in chicago smell...
Updated 3 days ago in Metformin.
i am a diabetic can take rumoquin
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My mother is a diabetic 2 can she take Rumoquin for the swelling of her hands? ## Hello, Mari! How is your mother doing? I'd not recommend it. Rumoquin is a medication from Mexico and the FDA lists one of the ingredients as being the steroid Dexamethasone, which can elevate blood sugar levels, so it may not be safe for a diabetic to take. The other listed ingredients are the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory Diclofenac and the muscle relaxant Methocarbamol. Typical side effects may also include nausea, dizziness, weight gain, acne, dry mouth and headache. it would be safest for her to see her doctor and have them prescribe something. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 days ago in Dexamethasone.
watson oblong white 450
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is watson 450 White pill a generic vicoden? 7.5 mg.? ## Hello, Bj! How are you? Is the marking possibly WATSON 460? Can you please double check? If so, the tablet is listed by Watson Pharmaceuticals as containing 5mgs of Glipizide, which is an oral antidiabetic medication that's used to help lower and control blood sugar. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, flatulence, diarrhea and hypoglycemia.
Updated 4 days ago in Glipizide.

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