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Diabetes, blood sugar under control, prescribed Galvus50mg, GlimisaveM1. Should I continue or switch to other?

Hello Doctor, I am 36 and diabetic. My current blood sugar level is under control. My doctor has suggested Galvus 50mg(one) and GlimiSave M1(twice a day) since begining. Is it fine to continue with these or can I switch to some other alternative? Also what is the difference between Glimisave M1 and Glycomet? Can I switch them?
Asked On : Thu, 31 May 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic forum.

It is good to know that blood sugars are under control. As diabetes is a long term condition and keeping sugars is the priority, it is definitely not a right idea to change / modify the successful combination.

I understand your concern to get off medications as much as possible, but if your sugars are well controlled with it - why you want to change it and risk yourself to the adverse effects of uncontrolled diabetes.

If I were to be your treating physician, I will like you to be on the same combination. Improve your lifestyle and diet. Change of medication would be necessary if your sugars fall below normal or if you develop any side effects to your current medicines.

Glimisave M1 has to active ingredient - glimipride and metformin. Glycomet has only metformin in it. Both these brands are not same; glimisave M1 has added benefits of glimipride. So do not switch them unless suggested by your physician.

Hope I have answered your query.

Wish you good health.

Regards
Answered: Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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Diabetologist Dr. Pratap VGM's  Response
DEAR SIR/MADAM

GALVUS 50 MG IS VILDAGLIPTIN 50 MG WHICH IS DPP4 INHIBITOR AND GLIMISAVE M1 IS COMBINATION OF METFORMIN 500 MG AND GLIMEPERIDE 1 MG. IT IS FINE TO CONTINUE WITH THESE DRUGS.
GLYCOMET IS METFORMIN 500 MG ONLY BUT AS I MENTIONED GLIMISAVE M1 IS A COMBINATION. IN MY OPINION IT IS NOT GOOD TO SWITCH THESE DRUGS..
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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