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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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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 5 hours ago in Metformin.
stopping nexito plus 5mg
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I am suffering from DCM, diabetes, thyroid. I am taking ivanode, cardivas 10mg, tozaar 50, for cardiac problems. For diabetes I am taking glynase and glycomet sr 500 mg twice and mebaspa since 5 months to control loose stools as side effect of metformin. Also Eltroxin 25mcg. My cardiologist has prescribed nexito plus 5mg though I have no depression. I feel extreme daytime sleepiness and sleep for at least a couple or more hours in the daytime. Also gaining weight. What possible reason could the doc have for prescribing nexito plus 5mg? Can I stop taking nexito plus 5mg?
Updated 14 hours ago in Glynase.
Answer to your qarries on diabetic problem
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Your Que-Do you have any new information or experiences to report since your first post? Ans- No Your Que-Has there been a resolution to your question, and if so, could you share it? Ans- No Your Que-What is your geographic location? (Country / State) Ans- India /Madhya Pradesh /Jabalpur Your Que-Can you be any more specific with your story? Ans-With above medicines Now I feel weakness
Updated 17 hours ago.
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 23 hours ago in Metformin.
Diabetic tabs
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I would like to ask you that Danil 5mg can take instead of Amrayl 2mg for thediabetic patience.
Updated 1 day ago.
Melmet Sr 500 Mg
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my doc give me melmet 500 sr but i do not know for what purpose. can u help what type of tablet can help me in conceiving? ## Melmet contains the active ingredient Metformin, it is an oral antidiabetic medication, but if a woman is suffering from a condition such as PCOD that's causing fertility problems, it has been shown to help with this condition by improving her body's use of insulin. Learn more Metformin details here. And you can learn more about PCOD/PCOS here: Learn more PCOS details here. Thus, it seems your doctor is trying to help you to conceive. Have also tried adding a multivitamin, or did your doctor tell you not to do that? ## hi, im diagnosed with PCOS 6 months ago. im 22 years old. doctor prescribed me with melmet and f-gam tablets, after 3 months of medication...
Updated 1 day ago in Metformin.
New Metformin Patient
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I just started Metformin HCL ER 500 MG tablets this week. I have been taking one a day for this week and then will start taking two a day. I have been diagnosed with Hyperinsulinemia. I have been tired for going on 2 years now and have been begging someone to figure out why. I know it has only been a few days so I'm not expecting a miracle right away but just wondering how long it might take for me to start feeling a little better? I decided on my own to begin with one a day for a week and build up to 2 a day after reading many articles that it can be hard on your stomach. I am just so tired of being tired all the time! ## Hello, Melonie! How are you? Once you're taking the prescribed dose, it will likely take a couple weeks, before you begin to see results. This medication does...
Updated 2 days ago in Metformin.
januvia-how your body absorbs it
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would like to know if anyone that uses januvia has had a problem with it passing thru their system without dissloving? I have been experencing this since I've been taking it and all my dr. says it to take it at a different time of day which doesn't help ## Hello, Cherie! How are you? The outer shell won't dissolve, but the medication is still being released and used by your body. Many medications use a shell to help control the release of the medication and help prevent stomach damage and then that shell is just expelled by your body as waste. The FDA lists this as an oral antidiabetic medication and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, stomach pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank...
Updated 3 days ago in Januvia.
oblong brown pill 577
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What is is it for pain or what ## Can u tell me what is it for pain or what ## Hello, Phatgirl! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Merck and is a product called Janumet. It is actually an oral antidiabetic medication that's used to help lower and control blood sugar. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, abdominal pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 days ago in Janumet.
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 5 days ago in Urea.

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