Metformin

Metformin is an antidiabetic drug used as the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, especially in overweight patients. It works by restoring your body's response to the naturally produced insulin. It also reduces the blood sugar by decreasing the sugar production in the liver and its absorption in the intestine.

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What effect will diabetes have in a 5-week pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 5 weeks pregnant. She has type 2 diabetes. Her HbA1C was 6.6% one month ago. She was taking tablet Melmet SR 500 mg twice daily. After confirming pregnancy, we checked her sugar level for fasting and postprandial for three consecutive days, average around 140/165 mg/dL. So ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for the query.Diabetes during pregnancy has to be managed systematically, and a diabetologist cannot handle a pregnant mother. The dosing of insulin depends on the mother's weight and the multiplication factor for the first trimester. Insulin shows immediate sugar...  Read Full »

Is it fine to continue fasting while taking ayurvedic medication for skin rashes and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in consultation with another ayurveda specialist in icliniq for skin rashes and itching, and I am taking the medicines as per the doctor's recommendation. I also did all the tests which she suggested. But, she is not available now, so I want your opinion on my test reports. The fre...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  All the investigations that you have performed are almost in the normal range or borderline, so as your physician has prescribed you medications, take them accordingly....  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports and suggest whether I am diabetic.

Query: Hello doctor, I started taking medicine for diabetes from last year. Then after two months, I had to stop because my sugar went down very much. And sometimes, I had to eat glucose to maintain the sugar level. I used to continuously check my blood sugar levels after every 2 to 3 months. As the tests...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreejith Mg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your blood sugar is not under control. Everyone whose HbA1c is more than 6.4, have diabetes. Always keep HbA1c less than 7, for better control of DM (diabetes mellitus) type 2. Your other blood r...  Read Full »

Do I need to continue the prescribed medicines after a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage 15 days back, my TSH is 4.19, hemoglobin is 12.1 g/dL, height is 5 feet, weight is 68 kg, and blood sugar is 54 and 116 mg/dL. Now my doctor has prescribed me with a lot of medicines like Thyroxine, Glyciphage, Aldactone 100, Terbinafine 250, etc. I have some itching i...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalaka Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. All is not over, as your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seem normal to me. Continue the thyroid medication. Your ideal weight for your height would be 50 kg. So, try to reduce weight using diet and exerc...  Read Full »

How to reduce pain produced around the Insulin injection site?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from type 1 diabetes. My HbA1c is too high. I have been on Insulin for around seven years now, and I am trying to lower it. I have a few questions. I keep getting Insulin bumps and lumps every time I choose the abdomen for an injection site. How can I ensure adequate insuli...  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Ingle Karandikar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Let us go step wise just like your concerns.The best way for avoiding lumps, bumps, and pain due to repeated Insulin injections is by learning the proper technique for injecting yourself. Please meet a local doctor to learn the same.Also, keep changing the injection site...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for diabetic patients?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male, and I am taking tablet Metformin 500 mg twice daily for my blood sugar, but still, it is 230 mg/dL in the morning (fasting) and 300 mg/dL in postprandial. Please help me with what I should do and guide me on how I can control my sugar. I am panicked about this, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is the HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) value which shows your average sugar over the last two to three months? Diabetes has many complications, so it is not just to bring down the numbers but to monitor and treat complications associated with diabetes. Check your eye...  Read Full »

Can Metformin 500 cause cancer in some?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27-year-old female with a weight of 43 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have type 2 diabetes. Currently, I am taking Glimepiride and Metformin 500 mg. I read that Metformin can cause cancer. I require an alternative medicine. I had my last sugar level of 395 mg/dL.   Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakaran Selvam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your history, your sugar levels are high and you need to control your blood sugar as early as possible. Your current medications are not enough to control your sugar. Regarding Metformin, your cancer scare behind Metformin is totally wrong. It is a good drug of...  Read Full »

My doctor prescribed Folic acid, Glycomet, and Oosure for delayed periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I am trying to conceive for the past one year. Four months back, my period was delayed for 12 days, and so I got a consultation. My doctor advised me to take Folic acid, Oosure and Glycomet without any medical test like an ultrasound, etc. She told to contin...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor started medicine on the basis of your delayed periods and considering it as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). That is why Glycomet (Metformin) and Oosure. You must get yourself investigated and confirm the reason for delay. As for now since 13 days are over,...  Read Full »

Please help me with the red spots on my penis.

Query: Hello doctor, I have red spots on my penis and it is very itchy in nature. Now, there is a rash-like thing on my penis. Currently, I am using Candid B cream. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Nadimpalli Sai Kranthi Kumar Varma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please provide the below details to arrive at a definitive diagnosis and to suggest a proper treatment plan. Could you be more specific on the type of the lesion? When and how did it start initially? Are you married? If yes, then does your partner suffer from any white di...  Read Full »

Please suggest steps to control blood sugar with medicines.

Query: Hi doctor,I am diabetic since 9 years. I am taking Glisen-PM1 and Vogo 0.2 before and after meal respectively. My fasting remains below 100 and PP is more than 200. Please advise. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In such case, I would like to know whether you take Glisen-PM 1 (Combination of Glimepiride, Metformin and Pioglitazone) before you got your postprandial value done. If no, then get your repeat fasting and postprandial test done in which you would also consume your mor...  Read Full »

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