Glipizide and cancer

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Avatar m tn I don’t think it’s likely to promote hyperglycemia when taken without other antidiabetes meds. I have occasional periods of hyperglycemia but I also use Glipizide and Avandia. If you decide to incorporate it, you might get GI upset/diarrhea for a week or two initially; we tend to acclimate to it quickly, but the first couple of weeks are interesting :o). For what it’s worth, I used 2g/day throughout my first Tx, but relapsed anyway; so don’t expect it to be a panacea.
Avatar n tn One clinical trial found very limited evidence that bitter melon might improve immune cell function in people with cancer, but this needs to be verified and amplified in other research. If proven correct this is another way bitter melon could help people infected with HIV.” I’d definitely discuss this with his HCV management team prior to use.
Avatar n tn Methotrexate in small doses is used as a remitive agent for Rheumatoid Arthritis and in large doses to treat certain types of cancer. It can cause your liver enzymes to go up, so if you have hepatitis C you have to be very careful to have frequent blood tests to check the liver enzymes. Actually, I'm surprised that a doctor would prescribe Methotrexate if you have liver disease.
Avatar f tn Steriods,would make my bloodsugars so high Id almost go into a coma (500 BS) I had cancer a few years ago and had chemo and had to take steriods and ever since then I cannt get my bloodsugars back on track for any length of time.I noticed you take alot of medicine and maybe you should check into what side effects they have on you.I think less is best,lol I cut out all my medicine except insulin and acid reflux meds. Use common sense and research your meds.
Avatar n tn ) Inert ingredients I have learned to watch out for-- sodium laural(th) sulfate-- this is a powerful detergent and is used in labs to break down human skin cells to look at under the microscope, talc-- this is said not to be used as a powder because it can increase the likelihood of ovarian cancer, gluten, and any milk product.
233616 tn?1312790796 I additionally required as much as 110 units/day Lantus insulin along with Actos and Glipizide to effectively manage my DM II. I realize this doesn’t apply to you, but wanted to mention it on this thread to show that IR doesn’t preclude SVR. My understanding is that extended metformin can lead to weight gain; be sure to check with your doctor about this if it’s an issue for you.
Avatar m tn Now, I'm scared to death about the prospect that my husband has kidney cancer. She's running some blood tests and plans to run more and maybe do a CTscan. Is it possible that my husband could have had kidney or liver cancer for at least three years and have no symptoms and not become ill by now or even have impaired liver or kidney function. My husband smoked years ago (a pipe) but hasn't smoked since he developed asthma at age 39.
Avatar n tn Yeah, I keep meaning to call and get an appointment to have my stomache looked at. My uncle had esophagus cancer and another one had colon cancer which the doctor said was highly hereditary, when he was diagnosed all his brothers and sisters had to have colonoscopy's, he's now in hospice. I just hate the thought of another pill, but the rolaids and tums aren't doing anything. As for the coronary artery spasms, I haven't had any since starting the cardizem!
Avatar m tn I’ve been using metformin, glipizide and Actos concurrently now for a few years, and at this point, between meds, diet and exercise I’m staying under tight control. My A1C has been under 6.0 consistently; for the past year and a half, anyway. During treatment, my blood sugar became *very* problematic, and I ended up adding Lantus insulin on top of the oral meds. I no longer require insulin; it tends to promote weight gain in those that are predisposed to that, from what I understand.
Avatar f tn Researchers Discover Hepatitis C Causes Insulin Resistance in Muscle 09 March 2010 We have known for several years that Hepatitis C, a common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer, also makes people three to four times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. In studying the insulin resistance of 29 people with Hepatitis C, Australian researchers have confirmed that they have high insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.
Avatar m tn My relapse weighs heavy on my mind and you want to try and do something to help yourself and I want to know if I am helping or hurting myself.
808221 tn?1242747788 Metformin does NOT produce insulin in the gut nor does it stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin like sulfanylureas (like Glyburide and Glipizide) do. Furthermore, insulin is produced by the pancreas, not the gut. Matformin helps to make your cells more sensitive to insulin. The way it helps "in the gut" is by slowing the absorption of sugar from your stomach and intestines in to your blood.
Avatar n tn In the future, you should always make sure to be tested for Free T3, along with Free T4 and TSH. You probably should go ahead and get those tests done now to better understand your current status. Many patients find that when they start the meds, the TSH will go down and the thyroid gland will produce less natural thyroid hormone; therefore, there will be very little or no effect on test results and symptoms until the dosage is increased enough to raise the levels of FT3 and FT4.
Avatar m tn I have Type 2 Diabetes and was put on Victoza yesterday, my doctor wants me to take this for weight loss. I would just like to know if anyone has lost weight or has had any side effects while taking this medication. I was on Byetta but the nausea never stopped and I felt bad all of the time. I took my first dose this morning of Victoza and so far there has been no nausea--I just hope it lasts. Any comments on this medication would greatly be appreciated.
181575 tn?1250202386 Notes from "Chronic Hepatitis B: Preventing, Detecting, and Managing Viral Resistance" by Keeffe, Emmet B., Dieterich, Douglas T., Pawlotsky, Jean-Michael, and Benhamou, Yves in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2008;6:268-274. Full paper in 1. Monotherapy using lamivudine has the longest history of use and shows highest rate of resistance.
Avatar n tn Very scare of tongue cancer and other cancers. How to overcome this problem of anxiousness and panic attack? If you come across any solution to burning mouth pls reply.