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I Cannot Afford My Insulin No Insurance Can Anybody Have Any Suggestions Help Please

I am 55 yaps old lost my lips insurance I have been buying from the street by I need novalog and landis I also take medforum I am starting to get side effects ## Hello Cindy! How do you do? I am a pharmacist and maybe I could give you some tips. Can you give me more informations about your meds? Dosage, how much you take per day, etc... Regards! ## Hello, Cindy! I am very sorry about what you're dealing with, medications are far too expensive. There is an assistance program for Novolog, you can find the details on the Manufacturer's Website here. There are also some programs to help those that need Lantus, you can find that information here. As to the Metformin, there are generics available, and your pharmacy may know of additional savings that can help you. Some states have ass...

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Duromine, Glucophage and Toplep for losing weight

A professor from the North has prescribed Duromine, Glucophage 1000mg 2x per day and Toplep to lose weight. What do you guys think about that? I am almost 70 yrs of age and have gained like 7kg after a hip replacement. I need to lose weight again seriously because I have problems with my back/discs that are disintegrating and the extra weight can't do it any good. Please let me know before I buy the stuff. ## Did this work for you?

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What Is This A Round White Pill With Z On One Side And 70 The Other

round white it has the letter z on one side and the number 70 on the other side ## This tablet contains 500mgs of Metformin, which is an oral antidiabetic agent that's used to help lower and control blood sugar. Learn more Metformin details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## That is just what I wanted to hear. Thank you so much, it saved me a trip to my pharmacy and feeling more embarrased then asking my computer. Metformin. ## Is it possible that [email protected] n s gave me these pills as Somas? Round white with 70 on one side and z on the other? ## Is this round white pill with 23550 on itIs this sometimesprescribed replacing somas ## What is white round pill with a big letter Z on one side? ## Please help. Me. My dr told me my somas wasn't I'm urine now I'm wond...

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Long term use of Jardiance

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....

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Carmellose sodium inactive ingredient

As a inactive ingredient in my diabetes med, can it cause severe stomachache, diarrhea, and vomiting? ## Those can be side effects of most diabetes medications, regardless of the inactive ingredients, according to FDA reports. You can read some details on most of them on the Mayo Clinic site. You may also experience headache, and hypoglycemia. Which medication are you taking? Are you on any other medications? ## Have had symptoms on metex xr but not with diabex

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Ovacare tablet for men

What is the use of ovacare tablet for men with diabetes and high blood pressure?

Glycomet 1 gm or Glycomet 1Gm (XR/SR) - Difference

I am now taking GLIZID 80 mg two tabs twice a day and Glycoment 850mg one tab twice a day plus Acarbose 50 mg twice a day. Now doctor advises me to take Glycomet 1gm in place of Glycomet 850gm . I find that Gycomet 1mg is in the XR form. How much metformin does Glycomet 1gm contain? What is the benefit of switching over to Gycomet 1gm (Extended Release)? Would it help more than Metformin 850gm (Regular)? Moreover, no metformin tablet 1gm without being in SR/XR form is vailable in the market. Kindly advise ## Is there any difference between glycomet 1gm and glycomet Sr 1gm. Doctor has prescribed me glycomet Sr 1gm but it is not available in the market. Only glycomet 1gm is available. Can I take glycomet 1gm instead of glycomet 1gm Sr? ## The XR/SR designation means that it is time releas...

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Metformin and Diarrhea

## is lactite which is in this drug a relative of lactose. medication is causing sever diarrah ## I HAVE BEEN ON THIS DRUG FOR 2YRS AT FIRST, IT WAS REALLY BAD THE DIARREHEA. NOW I GET IT ONCE INAWHILE AND WHEN I DO OH BOY. THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS PROBLEM. ## What does the metformin tablet look like? One pharmacist filled it with a white oval shaped tablet with 93 0n one side and 48 on the other. When I got a refill it was a round tablet with the letter A on one side and the number 12 on the other? ## My stupid mail order drug company has always sent 500mg Metformin tabs. I took two each morning and two each night. Without warning, they sent 1000mg tabs and by the time I noticed it, I had already taken two on Monday evening, then two more on Tuesday morning. I realized Tues...

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Hi I take 25mgs of Jardiance after my breakfast and 2000 mg after dinner. Because of having to visit the bathroom much more with the Jardiance in the mornings, could I take it after my evening meal and the Metformin after my breakfast? This would only be while I am away on holiday and then go back to normal taking the tablets as before my holidays ## You should take the medications as instructed by your doctor, if you feel you need to make any changes, even temporarily, you should check with them to make sure it is okay for you to do so. Increased urination can be a typical side effects of these medications, as well as an effect of diabetes. Other side effects, as reported by the FDA, may also including nausea, gas, bloating, stomach pain, diarrhea, and lowered blood sugar levels. How l...

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Can Metformin cause seizures if dose is doubled?

My niece says a dr. told her she might have a seizure from taking 2 metformin by mistake. Is this true? ## It is possible, but not a common occurrence, whether or not a seizure occurs may depend on other factors, as well, such as how low a person's blood sugar drops, other medical conditions they may have, and other medications they may be taking. Typical side effects, according to the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, hypoglycemia, and increased urination. It is, however, always best to be careful not to double up on your medications. Is she taking anything else?

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Jardiance and stomach aches

Hi. After being intolerant to metformin I started jardiance two weeks ago. I have lactose intolerance so no dairy. I am waking in the night with severe stomach ache and bloating in my mid stomach pancreas area. Has anyone else had this? Does it go away? I'm also on Lansoprazole and Telmisartan. ## Jardiance has been known to cause some gastrointestinal issues as side effects, including stomach pain, but you should have this checked out by your doctor to be sure. The FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, headache, hypotension, and increased urination. Are you on any other medications?

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Teva 5728 pill uses

What is this medication used for? Is it in the drug class of lastix? And is it used to help with diabetes / fluid retention? If not, what can be used for fluid retention and major swelling? Also, what's the name brand name? Please reply ASAP. {edited for privacy}. Thank you. ## Teva lists this tablet as containing 20mgs of Famotidine, which is an antacid that is used to treat, or prevent heartburn, GERD, or gastritis. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, flatulence, and stomach pain. The name brand for it would be Pepcid. As to the swelling and fluid retention, you should see your doctor, so they can prescribe an appropriate medication. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Are you on any other medications? Inactive Ingredient...

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White round pill with black type number 4

Pill is worn, can only make out the last number which is 4. there appears to be a couple characters/numbers before the 4. Can not make out anything on reverse side. no imprints or scores. only the black type number/lettering. ## It's rather hard, without knowing the complete imprint, however, I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone else have any ideas? ## It's white round with a black 4 on it ## Hmmm, seems likely to be a Glipizide tablet manufactured by Zydus (NDC 68382-0337). Does it look like the following image? More: DailyMed

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Wanting to take Jardiance but am not a diabetic

Hi, I am on heart medication because I have Cardiomyopathy. I wanted to start Jardiance because I need to lose weight so my doctor put me on Diabex first then intends to put me on Jardiance. My sugar is always high. Is it safe for me to take so many medications? ## If your sugar level is always high, then it is highly likely that you are actually diabetic, that is one of the most obvious symptoms of diabetes, according to the NIH. Other symptoms are listed as possibly including headache, weight gain, frequently feeling hungry, and frequent urination. Do you experience any of these, symptoms? ## Hi yes I have all those symptoms Verwon I am always Up every night peeing. My doctor told me I'm pre Diabetic so I guess that's why she put me on Diabex. I am still worried about all the ...

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Effectiveness for nerve pain from ankle fusion surgery

My primary Dr. Prescribed Metanx for my nerve pain from ankle fusion surgery.I've taken it for 30 days and haven't noticed any relief.will this work and if so how long before effective? ## Hello, Marsha! How are you? Metanx is classified by the FDA as a medical food that supports nerve health. However, what that means is that it won't actually relieve pain. Its typical side effect is usually just nausea, due to the potency. Have you informed your doctor that it isn't helping? You will most likely need a medication that will actually help with nerve pain. ## What state do you live in? I have found HYBRID-X cannabis oil, in a syringe, (ruce grain dose) into a veg-capsule, is the bullet for ANY nerve damage or pain. I lalready tried Pensaid patches and Gabapentin. The patch...

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after glycomet gp2 taken which time to take meal

GLYCOMET-GP2 should be taken before or after meals and how many min. before. ## Hello, Manian! How are you? This medication contains the active ingredients Metformin and Glimepiride, it is an oral antidiabetic medication that's used to help lower and control blood sugar levels. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Learn more Metformin details here. Learn more Glimepiride details here. And unless your doctor has instructed otherwise, they are usually taken just before you start eating a meal, that way they have time to start working by the time you are digesting your food, which is when you'd normally experience the most blood sugar changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Can I take fexofenaadine and glycomet go 2 toge...

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10% cream white diabetes type 2 ## Because of the outrageous number of pills I take, and before I start with this one additional, tell me what or how it will help me. right now . I have severe spasms and cramps which come on in any part of the body and at any time. ## Ketorolac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, it is often used in these compounded creams to help treat topical nerve, or muscle pain that is caused by conditions, such as diabetes. Its typical side effects may include skin redness, flaking, irritation, and burning. It won't do much to stop muscle spasms, and cramps, though. Has your doctor prescribed it for you?

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mosegor and its side effect

I have been taking Mosegor to gain weight. I havwe also realised that though am gaining water my stomach is also becoming quite big. Scondly I want to know if there is any side effect associated for taking mosegor. Thank you. ## I want to know more about mosegor and please bear with me. ## Mosegor, from what I can find out online, is a multivitamin supplement, thus it is not really proven to help you gain weight, though some doctors and users do swear by it. Has anyone shown any results from using this? ## It did work for my brother. He gained weight. ## I am taking mosegor as a cure to my on set insomnia. The side effects occurs during the day,drowsiness in the office and yes my appetite increased. I don't think that it is curing my onset insomnia. Maybe anybody of you out there kn...

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Ketoanalogue Ketobest

the generic name is ketoanalogue + essential amino acid - brand name is ketobest 600mg ## how much and how many pills re there in a regular ketobest, 600 mg bottle? ## Is the ketobest tablet can be taken to diabetes persons? ## Ketoanalogues + Essential amino acid and Alpha ketoanalogues + Essential amino acid are they the same?

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amtas 5 used for high blood presure

Hi there I'm diabetic and take Indoblok 40mg 5x pd and Amtas 5 in morning. My heartbeat so fast if I don't have indoblok. I'm using it for 30 yrs now... I have an enlarged heart... My heart rate is 103 and higher.. What can I do please? ## Hello, Rubi! How are you? What is your heart rate with the Indoblok? Is 103 a resting heart rate or is that after activity? It is normal for those with such a heart condition to have a higher heart rate, due to the fact that their heart has to work harder than normal. Medications such as this are usually intended to help keep the heart from having to work so hard, so it doesn't go into heart failure. I have to take one every day, due to high blood pressure, which causes by heart rate to accelerate. Continuing your medication, as direct...

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