As the tension of daily life is increasing, the people are becoming victim of many diseases. Diabetes is commonly known disease which is growing so fast in all over the world. Many of the medicines are available in market but no medicine is a perfect solution of this problem. Similarly Glucophage is the one medicine which is available in market which helps to control the sugar level in the blood. It is also known by the second name as metformin and used for the patients with diabetes type 2. It does not provide the treatment for type 1 diabetes and useful with the combination of insulin.
Many of the other purposes has been recorded which may be not given in the list. It is advised to the patient to never use this medicine if they have allergic from metformin or suffering from ketoacidosis diabetes condition. Patients should stop the use of this medicine if they are having CT scan or X-ray. The similar caution will be performed in case of using dyes injection into the vein. It is required to tell you doctor in case of any history of heart problem or liver disease. Lactic acidosis id developed in many people while having Glucophage. Patient should contact to emergency for medical help in case of muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, slow or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired because these condition can be change into fatal disease if there is no any treatment performed at the initial stage.
This medicine lies in the category B in pregnancy case by Food and Drug Administration. So it seems that medicine is not harmful in pregnancy period. But it is important to discuss with your doctor so any kind of problem can be minimized. This medicine has very remarkable effect but missed dose can effect on medicine capability. Use the medicine and never stop the medicine unless and until your doctor advise you to stop it because most of the time improper treatment become more dangerous than diseases. Try to use proper medicine on proper interval of time and never miss a dose. You can contact to emergency help line if you have done any overdosing by mistake. Some patient suffers because of the medicine side effects as slow heart rate, fever, nausea, muscular pain, swelling and high weight gain. Discuss with your doctor in this scenario and further tell your doctor if you are using any other medicine like furosemide (Lasix), quinidine (Quin-G) or quinine (Qualaquin), digoxin (Lanoxin) or nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia) which have may interaction with the Glucophage. This given list is not describing the complete medicine name so it is better to ask from doctor about any query regarding medicine or problem.
A wide knowledge about Diabetes
In present days, there are many types of medical problems which a man can get any time. Before getting any health problem, it is necessary to prevent them. It is only possible when the man has enough knowledge about each kind of medical problem. Symptoms of a health problem can help in diagnosing the health disease at its initial stage and then it becomes easy to treat that medical problem. Here we shall talk about a health disease which is very common in people of age above 50 years. Diabetes mellitus is a health disease in which the sugar level in the body crosses its defined limit. Two hormones glucagon and insulin are responsible for the control of sugar level. When the sugar level inside the body decreases the pancreas starts excreting glucagon so that the level of sugar does not drop. On the other hand, when the sugar level inside the body increases the production of insulin hormones also increases which reduce the level of sugar. So in short we can say that both glucagon and insulin are responsible for the control of blood sugar. But these days, most of the people have become the victim of diabetes because of stress generation and obesity. The insulin production in their body has reduced very much that is why it has become necessary for them to avoid those foods which contain sugar. Doctors prescribe diabetic patients to use artificial sweetener rather than using simple sugar. But it is highly recommended to each patient to cut off the use of every food which has sugar.
How a person can know if he is near to get diabetes or not? What are the main causes of diabetes? These are some of those important questions which are raised by many people. For those who do not know what the symptoms of diabetes are, the following lines are very useful:
- The frequent urination
- The increase in thirst
- The increase in appetite
These three symptoms are found in every kind of diabetic patient. It is important to say every kind of diabetic patient because there are two kinds of diabetic patients. In the first type, those people are included whose pancreas does not produce any insulin for the body. Such people have to take insulin from outside through injection to meet its demand inside the body. The insulin is taken by these people more than one time in a day. If they do not take injections, then the increase of sugar level may leads them towards health destruction. In the second type of diabetes, pancreas does produce insulin but this amount is not enough to control the sugar level. In this case, doctors suggest the use of medicines which enhances the activity of pancreas for some time and then controls the sugar level. Any delay in taking the medicine may increase the sugar level to danger limit. So the patients who are suffering with it should take the prescribed medicines on regularly basis without leaving any dose.
30mg x 120 Tabs
Actos is used along with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions.
2mg x 240 Tabs
Amaryl is used along with diet and exercise for treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes. Amaryl may be used in combination with insulin.
2mg x 240 Tabs
Avandia is used along with diet and exercise in patients with type 2 diabetes to control blood sugar levels.
5mg x 800 Tabs
Glucotrol is used along with diet and exercise for treatment of type 2 diabetes. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines.
1mg x 800 Tabs
Prandin is used along with diet and exercise for treatment of type 2 diabetes. It may be used with other diabetes medicines.