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Can Glyciphage and Insugen be given together?

MY dad had transient ischemic attack on 22 june ,very he felt only weakness of rightside ,on the same day he was diagnosed to be hypertensive and diabetic ,on his discharge he as been given glyciphage 500mg 3TIMES A DAY and insugen 30U IN THE MORNING.AND HIS GRBS TODAY IS 126 BOTH MORNING AND EVENING .CAN I GIVE BOTH OF THESE TOGATHER
Thu, 1 Oct 2020
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Hi,

Glyciphage contains Metformin an oral hypoglycemic agent used in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metformin is the commonly prescribed drug in diabetics. It is the first line drug. It helps the diabetics be decreasing the glucose production in the liver, decreases the intestinal absorption of glucose and by increasing the peripheral utilisation of glucose by the muscle and fat cells. Common side effects are stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, etc.

Insugen is a short acting insulin directly injected into the body controls the blood glucose parallel with indigenous insulin secreted in the body. Since this insulin is a short acting one, usually it is prescribed with oral hypoglycemic drugs for better control of blood glucose over time. Common side effects are lipodystrophy at the site of multiple injection and hypoglycaemia.

Dose of the drug glyciphage and insugen can be titrated as per the recorded blood glucose level. Common complication in over dosage is hypoglycemia. If your father does have any hypoglycemic episode such as dizziness, drowsiness, speech disturbance, consult your physician for titration of the dose. HbA1c helps in identifying the average blood glucose level. Fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels are commonly monitored indicators of blood glucose.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Pradeepraj, General & Family Physician
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Can Glyciphage and Insugen be given together?

Hi, Glyciphage contains Metformin an oral hypoglycemic agent used in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metformin is the commonly prescribed drug in diabetics. It is the first line drug. It helps the diabetics be decreasing the glucose production in the liver, decreases the intestinal absorption of glucose and by increasing the peripheral utilisation of glucose by the muscle and fat cells. Common side effects are stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, etc. Insugen is a short acting insulin directly injected into the body controls the blood glucose parallel with indigenous insulin secreted in the body. Since this insulin is a short acting one, usually it is prescribed with oral hypoglycemic drugs for better control of blood glucose over time. Common side effects are lipodystrophy at the site of multiple injection and hypoglycaemia. Dose of the drug glyciphage and insugen can be titrated as per the recorded blood glucose level. Common complication in over dosage is hypoglycemia. If your father does have any hypoglycemic episode such as dizziness, drowsiness, speech disturbance, consult your physician for titration of the dose. HbA1c helps in identifying the average blood glucose level. Fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels are commonly monitored indicators of blood glucose. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Pradeepraj, General & Family Physician