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Suggestion on alternative medicines for diabetes due to unavailability - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   Hello Doctor.
User :   This is XXXXXXXX from XXX , XXX
User :   My father was prescribed from XXX...the following medicines
User :   Ghizid
User :   Rilaa
User :   Methicophus
User :   These three medicines
User :   Ghizid 40 mg
Doctor :   Ok
User :   since i live inXXX , these medicines are not avialable inXXX
Doctor :   Is he a diabetic?
User :   yes
User :   can you prescribe althernative medicines for these ...which i can get in the market [ XXX ] easily
User :   all medicine shops says these are only avialable in XXX..not in XXX
Doctor :   Sorry we are not allowed to prescribe medicines online
Doctor :   Rather you should consult your doctor for the same
Doctor :   Gliclazide (80mg) and Metformin (500mg)is combination in gizid should request pharmisit for the different trade name
User :   ok
User :   for the other two medicines
User :   ?
Doctor :   Can you spell them correctly
User :   T. RILAA
Doctor :   Was the reason for medications explained
Doctor :   Frankly speaking i have never heard the names
User :   GHIZID..was for sugar
User :   RILAA for cholesterol
User :   and METHICOPHUS is a vitamin
User :   tab
Doctor :   Is he complaining of tingling sensation in legs
User :   He is suffering from dementia
Doctor :   See there are various trade names differing from place to plcae i would need the drug name so that i can suggest you different brand names
User :   he can't say anything..rather cannot say what he is feeling
User :   METHICOPHUS ..this is what is written in the prescription
User :   RIL - AA
Doctor :   I understand there are many supplements for diabetics in minerals
Doctor :   I will need the drug names for alternate suggestions
Doctor :   It not advivisable for me guess the name
User :   what should i do ?
User :   as doctor is inXXX.and i am in XXX.its not possible to contact him
Doctor :   You should ask the prescribed doctor for an different prescription
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you breif his complanits
Doctor :   1 diabetic
Doctor :   2 dementia
Doctor :   any other comoplaints
Doctor :   * complaints
User :   high cholesterol
User :   high BP
Doctor :   I am sure the two are not for BP
User :   cannot speak due to language problem
User :   crying most of the time ....
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Those are signs of Alzehmers
User :   yes...for BP ...Telday 40 mg is given
Doctor :   So the only remedy will be consult an local doctor and get prescribed for the same
User :   yes
Doctor :   Telday is telmisartan
Doctor :   Just give a moment will refer drug index and find otu
Doctor :   * out
Doctor :   Will get back in few mins
User :   ok
User :   i am here
Doctor :   Sorry could find the trde name
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   I could rather not find in CIMS drug index
Doctor :   The drugs are probably new to market , I am sorry could not help regarding this
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Gud night
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   good night
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