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Pills for Diabetes from 2003

  1. Are 500 mg plain metformin and 500 mg sustained release metformin equal? (30 Dec 2003)
  2. The doctor had advised him to take Acarbose occasionally. Is this proper? (22 Dec 2003)
  3. What is the difference between 500 mg metformin and SR 500 mg metformin? (17 Dec 2003)
  4. What complications arise with an individual who exercises whilst taking metformin? (11 Dec 2003)
  5. During the past year, my A1C results have consistently been climbing, even after my doctor has doubled by Glyburide. (7 Dec 2003)
  6. What is the benefit of taking Glyburide 5mg and Metformin HCL 500mg at the same time? (27 Nov 2003)
  7. Can taking 50 mg of acarbose occasionally be harmful? (6 Nov 2003)
  8. A friend said he was diagnosed with prediabetes. He was put on 3000 mg of Glucophage per day. Isn't this dose extremely high? (29 Oct 2003)
  9. Why would a doctor prescribe Glucophage for a patient who does not have diabetes? (25 Oct 2003)
  10. My doctor has me on metformin, and I have several questions. (21 Oct 2003)
  11. Is it safe to continue taking Glucophage XR during pregnancy? Are there any possible risks to the baby? (9 Oct 2003)
  12. I am wondering about adding oral medications to better control sugars and weight gain. Can metformin be taken with insulin? (2 Oct 2003)
  13. My father is taking metformin, aspirin, vitamin B6, glyburide, and simvastatin. He has trouble controlling his bowel movements. (4 Sep 2003)
  14. Are there any time released medications? What about having surgery on my foot when my sugar is under control? (22 Aug 2003)
  15. How long can a person be on metformin? Does this stuff work? Are there side effects if the person is on it for too long? (20 Aug 2003)
  16. How does Amaryl work? When does it peak? How long is it active? (13 Aug 2003)
  17. I was prescribed Actos. What exactly does this drug do? (9 Aug 2003)
  18. How high does the blood sugar need to be to justify her taking the Glucophage? Is the doctor putting her on it to lower weight? (4 Aug 2003)
  19. Most everything I've read about the pills for type 2 diabetes say weight gain can be a side effect. Why? (2 Aug 2003)
  20. Will my husband do any damage to himself by chewing the Glucophage? (21 Jul 2003)
  21. Our new endocrinologist has put my daughter on Glucophage, but I am thinking that Glucophage XR might be better for her. (18 Jul 2003)
  22. Will I stay on Glucophage as long as my sugar-level meter readings remain constant or will I inevitably have to go on insulin? (8 Jul 2003)
  23. He has said that his asthma has improved since he has changed his diet. Is there a reason for that? (27 Jun 2003)
  24. Are these reactions due to Actos or Actonel, or the mixing of both? (27 Jun 2003)
  25. I was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and my doctor put me on Avandia and Glucotrol. Why would he give these to me? (23 Jun 2003)
  26. Why was lisinopril seem to be more effective in reducing my blood sugar levels than the Glucophage or glyburide combined? (19 Jun 2003)
  27. My physician says I must continue my Actos throughout my pregnancy, but I am concerned about the effects on fetus. (10 Jun 2003)
  28. Should I take a fourth Glucophage just before I go to bed to keep the medication in my system on a 24-hour basis? (16 May 2003)
  29. My mom was given metformin by her primary doctor, and she has concerns about the side effects before she will take any. (14 May 2003)
  30. What medication should my mother be on? (7 May 2003)
  31. Why do most physicians now just add prescriptions rather than switching to see the effects? (6 May 2003)
  32. My doctor puts me back on medication until I get my sugar back under control and resume a healthy lifestyle which keeps me in control. (10 Apr 2003)
  33. My son has type 1 diabetes, and I am wondering about the use of type 2 medications to decrease the insulin intake and stabilize his numbers. (7 Apr 2003)
  34. I take Glucophage XR three times a day, but the pharmacist said they normally do not give this medicine that often, and I should be taking generic metformin. (15 Mar 2003)
  35. Will taking Avandia lessen the weight loss on the Atkins' diet for people with type 2 diabetes? (13 Mar 2003)
  36. Is going longer than four hours without eating okay while taking Glucovance ? (12 Mar 2003)
  37. Should my father continue with the Amaryl as it has known side effects? (6 Mar 2003)
  38. Should I be taking Actos? Are there any side effects I should be aware of? (5 Mar 2003)
  39. I need a second opinion about using Glucophage during pregnancy. (22 Feb 2003)
  40. Is drinking on the weekends going to cause my friend any harm? (30 Jan 2003)
  41. I am currently taking one and a half tablets of a sulfonylurea. but I am not sure when to take the product. (29 Jan 2003)
  42. Could you provide a list of medications that contain metformin? (26 Jan 2003)
  43. I have type 2 diabetes and can control my sugar until I eat, but then it goes high. Any suggestions would be most helpful. (22 Jan 2003)

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