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Long term oral medications used in Diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am taking diapride plus medicine for diabetes since the last one month.Is it a safe medicine to take on long term basis?Please advise.
Doctor :   when where you diagnosed diabetic
User :   about 35 daysback
User :   ok
Doctor :   Actually metformin is atarted in the recently diagnosed diabetics
Doctor :   Started
Doctor :   on the other hand Diapride is also a safest drug for long term use
User :   i do not know
Doctor :   it is preserved as a second line drug if the sugar levels are not controlled by metformin
User :   my sugar level was in the range 260-325
User :   i am planning to take tests this week
Doctor :   Have you gotr FBS and PPBS levels on same day anytime ?
Doctor :   Got
User :   yes
Doctor :   may i know the readings ?
User :   please wait for a while
Doctor :   yes, for sure
Doctor :   Diapride is a better drug than metformin for long term use
User :   the test states blood sugar random 367 and crreatine serum 0.43
Doctor :   but its routine to start with metformin for a diabetic
Doctor :   Ok, I wanted FBS and PPBs levels,
Doctor :   its ok, the sugar levels are high as i see
Doctor :   Diapride would be the best one to control it
Doctor :   and its safe for long term use too
User :   i will get myself tested and is it possible to chat with you agaain in a new session
Doctor :   yes, thats better
User :   thanks
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