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Are ayurvedic medicines safe to take along with Glycomet sr 500?

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: can i continue taking ayurvedic medicines shilajeet and chandraprabhavati alongwith glycomet sr 500mg (taking twice after BF and Dinner) ?
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Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The efficacy of these Ayurvedic medication is not proved.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX Sir, Hi & Welcome.
Thanks for posting your query on Healthcare Magic.
From the given history you seem to be suffering from diabetes mellitus & hence prescribed the medications Glycomet SR 500 mg twice daily for the control of high blood glucose (sugar) and to prevent its complications.

1. As far as the Shilajeet is concerned it is being used by the Ayurvedic physicians for the prevention and treatment of diabetes. However, due to its strong ability to lower blood sugar, you need to carefully monitor the blood sugar level while taking the Allopathic medication Glycomet SR.
2. Chandraprabha Vati is also an Ayurvedic medication found to be useful in the treatment of diseases of the urinary system such as benign prostate enlargement, suppression of the urination, stones in the urinary tract, infection, etc.
Since there is no documented clinical efficacy of these Ayurvedic medications in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, you are therefore advised to take utmost care and discuss about these medications with your treating physician as long as you take Glycomet SR.
Hope the suggestion given above would be useful to you.
If you have any thing more to ask, kindly send your query.
Best wishes.
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Are ayurvedic medicines safe to take along with Glycomet sr 500?

Brief Answer: The efficacy of these Ayurvedic medication is not proved. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXXXXX Sir, Hi & Welcome. Thanks for posting your query on Healthcare Magic. From the given history you seem to be suffering from diabetes mellitus & hence prescribed the medications Glycomet SR 500 mg twice daily for the control of high blood glucose (sugar) and to prevent its complications. 1. As far as the Shilajeet is concerned it is being used by the Ayurvedic physicians for the prevention and treatment of diabetes. However, due to its strong ability to lower blood sugar, you need to carefully monitor the blood sugar level while taking the Allopathic medication Glycomet SR. 2. Chandraprabha Vati is also an Ayurvedic medication found to be useful in the treatment of diseases of the urinary system such as benign prostate enlargement, suppression of the urination, stones in the urinary tract, infection, etc. Since there is no documented clinical efficacy of these Ayurvedic medications in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, you are therefore advised to take utmost care and discuss about these medications with your treating physician as long as you take Glycomet SR. Hope the suggestion given above would be useful to you. If you have any thing more to ask, kindly send your query. Best wishes.