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Diabetes Overview

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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On Metformin 500MG twice a Day with Side Effects
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My Doctor just recently Diagnosed me with Type 2 Diabetes a Month ago. So i was prescribed and have been taking Metformin 500 MG twice a day with a Meal. My first meal of the day is always a light one, if any and my 2nd Meal always in the Late Evening is generally med to heavy. But I find that since taking this drug that I have been sleeping alot, always feeling lazy and have been experiencing Heart Burn at times. But I don't think that I have Lactate Acidious that they warn of. Is this the Normal side effects of this Drug? And how long does it last? As I have noticed that if I stop taking the Medicine my Meter Readings are always above 200 after eating anything, so I probally do need to take the Medication. ## WHen you are diabetic, it is always advisable to eat more than just two ...
Updated 9 minutes ago in Metformin.
Metformin 500mg Tab Her Side Effects
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I have been on this drug for almost 4 weeks now. I have had diahrea really bad. It is always like water. Everything I eat goes straight through. I have been taking anti diarhea pills with no help. I have lost ten pounds. Is this normal and what can i do for it? ## I stopped taking metformin about 2 years ago because of diarhrea and also the fact that I wanted to completely control my diabetes with diet only. Diet did work somewhat but did not put my blood sugar numbers into the "normal zone". I began taking metformin again recently to further reduce my blood sugar and to lose weight. As long as I eat NO SUGAR, NO BREAD, NO RICE, NO POTATOES, NO PASTA AND NO RICE - I never have diarhea now. LOW CARB IS THE WAY TO GO IF YOU HAVE DIABETES. ## Yes, the diarrhea can be a normal side ...
Updated 23 minutes ago in Metformin.
Generic for Metanx?
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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 8 hours ago in Metanx.
metformin nausea
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I have been on Metformin 500mg twice daily for 3weeks now. I am so nauseated that I don't know how much longer I can do this. Has anyone ever changed from Metformin to another drug for Type 2? If so, what is the name of the drug that took its place? Thank you ## Hello, Terri! How are you? Have you tried taking it right before a meal? That may help to minimize the nausea. Your doctor may also okay it for you to take it while eating. Other side effects may possibly include dizziness, headache, hypoglycemia and flatulence. There are other options available, but only your doctor can tell you which one would be safest for you to take. Does anyone else have any ideas that may help?
Updated 11 hours ago in Metformin.
Can diabetes be cured naturally?
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I am a type 1 diabetic, and while following all medication prescribed by doc and adjust my lifestyle, I seek a more natural way to help myself. I stumbled upon this site called: "curefortype1diabetesreveal" and I am not sure if what it offers is real. Has anyone seen this before? They claimed you can cure diabetes naturally... any help/advice will be appreciated!
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sitagliptin phosphate metformin hydrochloride tablet
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Sitagliptin phosphate mrtoformin hydrochloride istamet tablet should be takeb before or after food
Updated 1 day ago in Sitagliptin Phosphate.
i needa doctor in marion north carolina that is willing to prescribe my pain meds and clonazpham along with other medications
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I am a 51 year old woman that is on disibality. I DESPERATLY NEED A DOCTOR.. in or as near as possible to Marion North Carolina, that will take medicade and will prescribe my pain meds. and clonazapham alond with my other meds. and not treat me like a criminal PLEASE! ## Hello, Nanna! How are you doing? I'm sorry, but due to the new regulations that were put in place this year, if you require such medications on a long-term, ongoing basis, you'll need to see specialists for each related condition. For instance, pain medications will need to be prescribed by a pain management specialist and Clonazepam from another, a PCP can only write now for general medications, such as those for high blood pressure. Do you currently have a PCP that could refer you to the appropriate doctors? I...
Updated 1 day ago in Alond.
Long term use of Jardiance
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Well, I have been on Jardiance for 4 months now. I have lost 42 pounds. I have reduced meds. But I have to say, I am peeing every hour, and am fairly incontinent. I also have a funny ashy taste in my mouth. Is there anybody else out there on this stuff? ## Hello, Rebecca! How are you? I'm sorry about the side effects that you're experiencing. As listed by the FDA, Jardiance is used to treat type 2 diabetes and help boost weight loss. The increased urination is normal, that's how the medication eliminated the excess sugars from the body, other side effects may include nausea, hypotension, UTIs and hypoglycemia. What dosage are you on? You may need an adjustment, if it's pushing you to the point where you are experiencing incontinence. ## I go back to the doctor next week....
Updated 1 day ago in Jardiance.
Can i take continuous or stop Zoryl M1 Forte
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Age 45 yrs old i am a diabetes patient Diabetes type2" the reduction of insulin. Lot of medicine i took by the doctors checked.Blood sugar goes to up pp 285. but it dsnt in cntrol after that doctor advice for zoryl m1 and it getting me response in 1 to 2 months(Blood sugar 160)?? but my weight loss and headache after taking chilled water and much hunger in short time. can i continue it or stop? Please advise me. it will be a very thanksfull part. thats it.
Updated 2 days ago.
Metformin With Alpha Lipoic Acid
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i recentaly knew that metformin is available with alpha lipoic acid.. is it true? can you suggest me the brand name of this combination and other detail about this drug? ## What country are you referring to? I haven't seen anything about it being available in the U.S., because there is generally some concern about Alpha Lipoic Acid being used with Metformin, since they tend to potentiate the effects of each other and cause hypoglycemia. ## is it so that metformin is not available with the combination of alpha lipoic acid in india? ## is this combination ( alpha lipoic acid with metformin) available in india ## i want to know about this combination in indian market... can you help me? ## helo.i want to know name of marketed formulation of metformin with aplha lipoic acid.can u pls te...
Updated 2 days ago in Metformin.

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