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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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gymnema sylvestrie
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where can I find Gymnema Sylvestrie by Himalaya Herbs ## Hello, Will! How are you? This is listed as a supplement, by the FDA, it's actually an herb. It's believed, but not proven, to decrease the amount of sugar absorbed from the investing and to increase the amount of insulin in the body. There are warnings listing it's possibly effect on those who are diabetic, it may lower blood sugar too far and shouldn't be taken within 2 weeks of surgery. However, I am not sure where to find this brand. There are many others available, though, including one from Nature's Way and Natrol, both of which are reliable manufacturers. Does anyone know where to find this one?
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I have been taking Metanx for about 6 months and it was working ok. I Recently lost my job and when I went to my Poditrist he told me of a new medicine that can save me a lot of money. So I decided to go to my pharmacist and get it. The name of the medicine is Folinic Plus. It cost me $16.00 for 30 tablets. What a savings! I also like the tablet form. I'm hoping it works. ## Hello, Sparky! How are you? Thank you for your very valuable post. Many people have had complaints about the price of Metanx. Folinic Plus is listed as being very similar, though not identical. It contains Vitamin B6, B9 and B12, it used as a supplement and sometimes to help support nerve health. Since it is potent, some people experience nausea, after taking it, according to the company website. Are there any q...
Updated 12 minutes ago in Metanx.
metanx versus generic
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I got a prescription Metanx, it was capsules for it and they wanted $400 for 90 day supply 2x a day at Wegman's Rx, insurance won't pay as it is high tech vitamins so I asked about a manufacturer's coupon and they found L-methyl-B6-B12 in generic made by Virtus Pharmacy, they had to order it and it came in the following day by 3:00 p.m. think name was Folbic but not sure, that was $238 for 90 day supply 2x day. The pharmacist was shocked at the price of the "B vitamins". Just started today so will let you know how well it works in a couple months. ## Hi snowy, As someone who's tried several different vitamin products over the past 5 years, I never knew B-vitamins could be so expensive either Lol. $238 sounds a bit unfair, especially since Metanx doesn't appea...
Updated 1 day ago in Metanx.
Galvus Met 50 850
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how can i purchase galvus met 50/ 850 cheaply from karachi pakistan ## i m type2 diabetic
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Rxp 500 White Pill
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What is this pill called ## Based on the description provided, this is a Canadian medication by the name of Rhoxal-Metformin FC (500 mg); which is an oral anti-diabetic drug. "Each white, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, embossed RXP 500 on one side and scored on the other side, contains 500 mg of metformin HCl." Learn More: Metformin Details If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## thanks for the help ## can these pills cause stomach upset and higher daily sugar readings
Updated 2 days ago in Metformin.
difference in metformin 500mg tab zyd and sandoz
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I have taken metformin 500mg tabs Sandoz for years today when I picked up my medicine they gave me metformin 500 mg tab zyd. What is the difference in the two? ## Hello, Deb! How are you? Sandoz and Zydus are just the manufacturers, so that's the only difference based on what you've posted. Your pharmacy is just carrying one that's been manufactured by a different company. Learn more Metformin details here. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## that just happened to me also, i went from the sandoz to the zyd (metformin 500mg) , the zyd is bigger and ive been on it a couple weeks, ever since they switched, (same pharmacy,(walmart) same drugest) so why the 2 different pills?..back to my comment, ever since they switched me to this bigger pill ive had a hard time going ...
Updated 2 days ago in Metformin.
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 2 days ago in Alond.
Sandoz 500 metformin
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Have taken this brand for 2 years with no problems but last refill was told pharmacy can't get it anymore. Tried Teva and have stomach issues, anxiety and palpitations. Tried Solco and felt horrid. Is Sandoz not making met anymore?
Updated 2 days ago in Metformin.
azitromicina usage
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Can this product be used if person is diabetic ## Hi Clint, From what I could gather, Azitromicina (Azithromycin) does not list any contraindications against patients who have diabetes. So based off this information alone, I don't see any reason why it can't be used. However depending on the manufacturer, it may still be a good idea to double check the list of "inactive" ingredients for any artificial sweeteners like sucrose that diabetics could be sensitive to. On one last note, because this information is not a substitute for medical advice I'd always encourage you to talk with your doctor first before taking anything you are unsure of, especially if you have a pre-existing condition. I hope this helps!
Updated 4 days ago in Azithromycin.
500 mg metformin pill markings
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I have changed Pharm. and must have combined diff. mfr. into one container.(500 mg.metformin) I know the one from teva u.s.a. is correct, The other pills are 1/2 " dia. white and marked 134 on one side only.Please advise, Dennis ## Hello, Dennis! How are you? The tablet with the 134 marking is manufactured by Marksans Pharma Inc. and they do list it as containing 500mgs of Metformin. The FDA classifies this as an oral antidiabetic medication and the typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence and stomach pain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 days ago in Metformin.

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