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Diabetes Overview

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.[7] Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger.[2] If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.[2] Acute complications can include diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, or death.[3] Serious...

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Reaction to Metformin in elderly patients

My husband had been on Metformin for 20 years....became exhausted, couldn't think, & could barely move. He's on insulin now and feels better. ## Hello Jerry, I'm glad that your husband is on the mend. Did your husbands doctor state that the medication is what was causing him to be ill or was it that he needed insulin? I'm curious because I wasn't able to find any case studies that mention anything about causing issues to the bodies ability to produce insulin. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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need a doctor in marion north carolina that is willing to prescribe my pain meds and clonazepam along with other medications

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 clonazepam along 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? If ...

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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...

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Can a glycomet overdose lead to death? If not, what will be the symptoms of overdose? ## My mother took glycomet at night around 8:30 pm, but at 4 in the morning she was found dead with her pacemaker placed on march 3rd, 2014. ## Glycomet Se 500: How Many Tablets Could Possibly Prove Fatal, Or Will Make One End Up In A Hospital? ## What happens when 4 glycomate 500mg doses are accidentally taken at the same time? Do we need to seek immediate medical attention? ## Yes, taking too much of any medication could be fatal. The NIH lists overdose symptoms as possibly including nausea, lethargy, drowsiness, shaking/tremors, and sedation. Siddharth, yes, one should see medical attention. Essy, the same, if someone takes more than has been prescribed, medical attention should be sought. Jas, what...

Updated in Metformin
Side effects of Istamet 50/500 and Glycomet 500 SR

I have been using Istamet 50/500 and Glycomet 500 SR for more than 5 years. Now I am getting pain in my right hand and shoulder. I feel the pain is due to either one of the above mentioned tablets. Please clarify.


DIABETES MEDICINE ## IAM TAKING THIS TABLETS 3 TIMES DAILY AND WANT TO KNOW HOW AND WHAT WAY THIS TABLET WILL HELP ME? tKS ## Metformin helps lower and control blood sugar in some Type 2 diabetics, by helping your body better process sugars. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, and flatulence. However, the medication will not do everything, you still have to eat healthily and get proper exercise. When have you been instructed to take it?

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Round white pill 134 on one side and nothing on the other

The pill is medium round, white, with the numbers 134 on one side and nothing on the other. Can anyone identify it? ## Hi Barbara, A round white pill with 134 on one side and nothing on the other is reportedly identified as Metformin 500mgs, used for blood sugar management in treating type-2 diabetes. NDC: 25000-134 Labeler: Marksans Pharma Limited Markings: 134 Shapes: Round Colors: White Size (mm): 12 Inactive Ingredients: -Povidone -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Magnesium Stearate -Polyvinyl Alcohol -Talc -Titanium Dioxide -Polyethylene Glycols You can also view a photo of it by running a google image search for "Metformin 500 Mg round white 134". Hope this helps!

Updated in Metformin
The most appropriate time to take Victoza

I have started on Victoza for the last couple of weeks, and have noticed the difference in my appetite etc which is actually very exciting for someone who has always overeaten. One question though, I've been told to take it in the morning by my GP, however my "problem" time for overeating is after 8pm at night. I've noticed may take it with their evening meal. Would this have a better effect on my late eavening eating?

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I have had irregular period since the very beginning. Diagnosed with pcos couple of years back. I am now 29 and dying to conceive. Problem is my partner is not very cooperative as he keeps withdrawing. Im currently on glucophage & primolut-n. Is there any meds I can take to increase my chances of conceiving with pretty less semen? :( ## To be honest, if you're partner doesn't want to have a child, at this time, forcing one on them is a very bad and irresponsible idea. If having a child right now is important to you, then you should seek a partner who is also ready for it. Has he said why he isn't ready? ## ????I was in severe depression before I contacted Dr Vipul Sharma. A sense of inferiority had seeped into my life due to prolonged infertility and amenorrhea. Arogyam ...

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metamorphin round white pill with the number 397 on it

a pill called metamorphin, it is round, colored white and has the number 397 on one side ## This tablet is distributed by Sun Pharmaceuticals, and they list it as containing 500mgs of Metformin, which is used to treat diabetes, by helping to lower and control blood sugar levels. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, flatulence, and hypoglycemia. Inactive ingredients may include: povidone polyethylene glycol magnesium stearate lactose monohydrate hypromellose titanium dioxide triacetin Is there anything else I can help with?

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