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Can i take 2500 mg of Metformin for long in diabetic and is there any side effect of this ?

I am a diabetic since 12 years. Now I am taking Janumet 50/1000 morning one and in night one, Trigulin 1 mg morning one. I have been taking the medicines more than 2 years. My last HbA1c 6.8, before this it was 5.6, FBS 109 mg. 1.My first question is can I take the above medicines for long. Because by taking the medicines I consume 2500 mg of Metformin. I have read too much of Metformin may cause Lactic Acidosis which is a dangerous disease. 2. What benefit could I get by taking the medicines as Januvia instead of so many other normal and less costly drugs e.g. Pioglitazone, Glimepride etc. Pl advise. My email id arijitvsp@gmail.com. (Arijit Chakravarty) INDIA/Kolkata Cell No +919831178935
Asked On : Thu, 31 Mar 2011
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Diabetologist 's  Response
FIRST OF ALL METFORMIN DOSE NOT MORE THAN 1500-2000 THEN KINDLY DONOT MIX TRIGULIN AND JANUVIA I.E, PIOGLITAZONE AND SITAGLIPTIN CHECK UR LIVER FUNCTION TESTS
Answered: Mon, 11 Apr 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
hi,
first with out doctors advise you should not take any medicines.next if you are obese and your post prandial sugar is high then you may have to lactic acidosis is rare but dangerous as you said.januvia is costly but ok kind of drug.all other medication have its own limitations.
Answered: Mon, 4 Apr 2011
Diabetologist Dr. Amit Rajput's  Response
Metformin is one of the safest drugs know to man. 1500-2000mg is generally the maximum limit used but if it's under proper guidance of your doctor, the dose you are taking is alright. You need not worry about lactic acidosis as long as you are under regular care of your physician and not self medicating.

Januvia has something called as Sitagliptin which is the only diabetic drug acting on the gluagon (rest all act directly or indirectly on Insulin). So it's a good drug, if affordability is not an issue.

Answered: Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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