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Taking taking glycephage for high sugar level. How to control it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Aug-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:Hello doc
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:last 2 month back i came to know that my sugar level is very high
User:i was taking glycephage 250mg mng & night and himalaya karela but still its above 300
Doctor:You probably need a higher dose of Glyciphage
Doctor:500mg twice daily would be ideal
User:yesterday i visited care hospital to take second opinion and doctor told me that i have to take insulin mandatory and glycyphage 500mg 3 times a day...i am confused now what to do
User:he told me that tablets are not going to work above 250 it correct?
Doctor:It is not fully correct
Doctor:You could try with Glyciphage 500mg thrice daily
Doctor:without insulin
Doctor:We can see how you respond to this treatment without insulin
User:i need to take post meal or pre meal
Doctor:Insulin is not mandatory now
Doctor:You need to take it with the first spoon of your food
User:my current physician told me that as i am taking himalaya karela before food then 250mg is sufficient but this treatment is not fruitful
Doctor:Try the new regimen that I suggested
User:with this i have to discontinue himalaya karela and ayurvedic powder or can continue?
Doctor:You can continue to use both of them
User:fine doctor....i need to try for how many days?
User:i already lost 20 kg in 7 weeks
Doctor:20kg is a big amount of weight loss
Doctor:Try this measure for 2 weeks
User:yah it was 85 now 65
Doctor:If it does not work for you, you may have to take insulin
User:fine doctor...thanks for your opinion
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
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