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Can Glycomet-GP 1 be taken instead of Glycomet-GP 2 for the treatment of diabetes?

Hello This is syed here.
Age : 31yrs I am a type 2 diabetic patient , as of now my sugar levels are 93 Before breakfast and after it is 114.
I am taking tablet GLYCOMET GP2. taking only in night time before food.
Can i decrease the tablet to GLYCOMET GP1.
Please suggest.
Wed, 6 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Glycomet 2 is a combination of two drugs, which seem to have effectively lowered your blood glucose levels to an acceptable level. Glycomet 1 is only one drug, Metformin, not the combination drug which is sometimes considered to be more effective at lowering blood glucose than Glycomet 1.

Is there some reason you wish to switch since you are already well controlled? My advice to you if you wish to go to Glycomet 1 is to try it while testing your blood sugar and managing a consistent carbohydrate/calorie count in your diet to see if you get the same control from the Metformin (Glycomet 1) alone. If the same control is achieved then you will be able to stay on Glycomet 1 only without the combination Glycomet 2 treatment, but the switch must be monitored for effectiveness.

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