Actos and metformin combination

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2053416 tn?1330411192 Due to a lot of weight gain. My doctor took me off actos and put me on glumetza. I also take glipizide. The gulmetza does not seem to be working for me. My sugars are in the 200 + - range. Is there another generation 1 or 2 diabetes medicine that I can take with the glipizide that will work as good as the actos did and not cost so much? I would like to get off the glumetza. I am really thinking about asking the doctor to put me back on insulin (novolin R). Thank you for your input.
489891 tn?1209058786 My question is y are you taking byetta and actos+met... and I'm on topamx, but for seizures... I'm also on actos plusmet 15/500 just once a day, with a insulin pump ( i take apidra in my pump)... byetta and actos plus met are very similar drugs doing the same thing.. the actos+met will make you gain weight very quickly. How many shots of byetta are you taking a day a long with the actos plus met? and what dose of actos are you taking and why...
Avatar n tn Is it best to take actos in the morning or evening? I am on metformin and glipized, as well. Is it best to take actos along with these medications to be more effective? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/712307'>Best time to take meds</a>.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a year prior to HCV. I've used metformin, glipizide and actos (pioglitizone) for eight years now for DM2 management; including during both HCV treatments. I was eventually successful with interferon therapy, for what it's worth. I can't comment on the victoza; I have no personal experience with it. Reducing insulin resistance might be critical to succesful inteferon-based therapy as well.
Avatar f tn Once I received my BFP they moved me to metformin and suggested that I stay on the low carb thing. You have no idea how bad I want some potatoes right now! But it does help against the upset stomach. I take two a day. I am now 7w4d pregnant. I hope this helps you.
178107 tn?1315947630 I know recent warnings on pancreatitus, but this may be something they should try with me. I cannot take metformin. Actos made my appetite surge and I gained 20 lbs with combo Actos/Lantus. I went off Actos but still inject 20 units in evening. BS fast is 215. I do not EAT wrong.
Avatar f tn yes i have been on metformin for the last 5 years butbegin of this year it start to make me sick when i take it is it another medience i could take. thank you.
Avatar m tn Been diabetic for 4 years, I am on 3 different meds, Metformin at 1000 mg twice a day, Actos 45 mg, Glipzide 20 mg twice a day. Last month was started on immediate slow release Insulin. My level stays now between 140 and 180. My A1C test have always been above 7.2, I just was letting you know some of the other drugs available for use. None of this drugs cause me any side effects. Talk to your doctor about these other drugs that you can take.
Avatar f tn I was already maxed out on Glipizide, Metformin, and Actos as well. Post treatment, I continue to use the oral drugs, but no longer require *any* insulin… pretty cool stuff.
Avatar m tn Active during the day but little activity during the evening and night. Anyone have information about switching the 30mg Actos + 4mg Glimepride to before dinner and the 2mg Glimepride at wake up in hopes of lowering the morning readings? Thank you.
Avatar f tn I found out over a month ago that I have pcos and high insulin level so my doc put me on metformin. The second day on the meds I had my period and after that my husband and I started ttc and not it's time for my period again and nothing has happend but for the past two weeks I have been having pregnancy symptoms and my doc told me to wait until a week after my missed period to take a test.
Avatar m tn See an ophthalmologist. Dr.O.
Avatar f tn ) I have some of the side effects of Metformin...very unpleasant. Esp. the diarrhea. I would eat a meal and take Met and within the next couple of hours I was stuck in the bathroom for a while!! Plus, it just made me feel blah most of the time...stomach aches, heartburn, etc. The only upside I get from it is that it takes away my sugar cravings...and those have been STRONG my entire life! Like I said, I'm hoping to go to a more natural way of handling it...
Avatar n tn my husband (60) has Type II diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol which are being managed very well by Lipitor, Lisenpril, Actos and Metformin. Before he was diagnosed (2004) we enjoyed Ecstasy maybe once every 1 or 2 yrs. It was an amazing experience for both of us, our relationship, our communication. As older adults we managed the experience (reliable source for E, hydration, calm location) carefully and respectfully.
Avatar f tn If you have pcos, your doctor might need to put you on Metformin to help with the symptoms and weight loss. I'm not sure if your ovulating. The only way to tell for sure is to get a blood test at cd21 to confirm if you have ovulated. I suggest to speak with your doctor and ask him/her about metformin to help with your pcos. I've been on this since 9/14/08 and have lost over 60lbs. It is also known that it could help improve your cycles over time.
Avatar n tn I have PCOS and have very irregular periods( maybe 3-4 a year). I am on Actos to help with this disorder and I have also tried Metformin which did nothing. My periods will last anywhere from 7-30 days. I am wondering which fertility drug might be worth trying?
Avatar n tn (I have heard of lipitor.) After doing some searching, I found metformin, actos and lipitor. What I found was that metformin and actos were primarily given to those with type 2. I am in no way disagreeing with your treatment or your doc's instructions. Please feel free to enlighten me about these 2 meds. I have also found that Lipitor is used for individuals with high cholesterol. (I am not analysing you or your doc, I just wanted to know more about these meds.
Avatar f tn I am anxious to concevie again but have been told by my doctor that I will need a combination of clomid and metformin. Has anyone done both and been effective while breastfeeding ? .
1236243 tn?1277680851 See this link for FDA issued warnings on Actos and Avandia Kinda makes you wonder if it's time to leave the sinking ship.
Avatar m tn t you take metformin duing you second tx along with insulin and achive SVR? If so, it proves that metformin and insulin, without a doubt, have a positive effect in the eradication of HCV.
Avatar f tn I used to take Metformin, the cysts increased and it made my tummy hurt. I now take Actos and have been drinking Boost as a meal replacement. Drinking Boost for breakfast(5 am) and then another at 9am, light snacks in between, helped. I wouldn't eat again until 11-head back to work, turkey sandwich about an hour later(I'm a bus driver). I did that and lost about 3 lbs in 3 days. Then I got excited and ate more! Lol.
1273125 tn?1365077526 I will confess that I have not been dilligent with my diet and exercise. My latest A1c was 7.3. I am taking 850 mg of Metformin twice a day. My morning blood sugar is around 200. I am close to or over 200 for most of the day as well. I have decided that until I can lose weight and get my numbers in control that way that insulin might be a good choice for me. I am afraid that it constantly being that high is going to cause damage.