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Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Glipizide is an oral medication for diabetes which helps to keep your blood sugar level in check by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. This medication is used along with exercise and diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Before you start a course of Glipizide, inform your doctor if you – have liver or kidney problems; diarrhea or intestinal blockage; disorders in the adrenal or pituitary glands; are malnourished; have a history of heart problems. This medication is prescribed along with a healthy diet pattern and an exercise regimen. It is strictly recommended to follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent any unwanted spikes in blood sugar.

Do not change the dosage of this medication without consulting the doctor. It is generally taken 30 minutes before a meal. You have to swallow the tablet whole without chewing or crushing it. Taking Glipizide can result in low blood sugar whose symptoms are irritability, sweating, dizziness and confusion. Consult a doctor if you experience any of its side effects.

In case you miss a dose, do not compensate by doubling up on your next dose. It is recommended to consume Glipizide on a regular basis to keep your blood sugar level in check. Overdoing on this medication can lead to a life threatening condition called hypoglycemia. The symptoms ate stomach pain, confusion, seizure and tremors.

During the course of this medication, it is advisable to avoid alcohol. Alcohol tends to cause interference with diabetes treatment.

type diabetes

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Diabetologist before using this medicine.

Type II Diabetes Mellitus

Glipizide is used individually or in combination with other medications to lower blood glucose levels in patients with type II diabetes mellitus.
It is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Glipizide (the primary constituent of Glipizide) or any other medicine belonging to the group sulphonylurea.

Type I Diabetes mellitus

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have type I or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.

Diabetic ketoacidosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in a patient having high levels of acid content in the blood.
In addition to its intended effect, Glipizide may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.


Moderate Common


Minor Common

Shaking of body

Moderate Less Common

Skin Rash

Moderate Less Common

Yellowing of skin and eyes

Major Less Common

Dark colored urine

Major Less Common

Pain in upper abdomen

Major Rare

Unusual bleeding

Major Rare


Major Less Common

Excessive air or gas in stomach

Minor Common


Moderate Common

Decreased heartbeat

Major Rare

Elevated liver enzymes

Moderate Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for 12-24 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 minutes of oral administration.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. It should be used only when the benefits clearly outweigh the risks involved. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Use of this medicine is not recommended while breastfeeding. Monitoring of the infant for signs of decreased blood sugar may be required if this medicine is taken. You should consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Missed Dose instructions

Take the missed dose 30 minutes before the next meal. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose should be skipped to prevent overdosing.

Overdose instructions

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include weakness, shaking of the body, blurred vision, excessive sweating, stomach pain, and seizures. Sometimes, an overdose of Glipizide may cause a rapid fall in blood sugar levels that could be life threatening.


United States


Below is the list of medicines, which contains Glipizide as ingredient
Wallace Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Alembic Ltd
Avinash Health Products Pvt. Ltd
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Stadmed Pvt. Ltd
Jenburkt Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Bal Pharma
Rpg Life Sciences Ltd
Unison Pharmaceuticals
Rpg Life Sciences Ltd
Rpg Life Sciences Ltd
Franco Indian Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
La Pharmaceuticals
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Deys Medical
Glipizide lowers blood sugar levels by stimulating the production of insulin from the pancreatic beta cells. It also regulates the amount of glucose released into the bloodstream
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Heart Disease

This medicine should be administered with extreme caution if you suffer from a disease of heart or blood vessels. Risk of severe to fatal adverse effects is very high in such patients. Both the clinicians and patients should be aware of the risks before deciding the appropriate therapy.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

This medicine should not be used in patients having high acid content in blood as the risk of adverse effects is very high. It applies to both comatose and normal patient with ketoacidosis.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be administered with extreme caution if you suffer from any disease of the kidneys. You should consult your doctor to make a suitable adjustment in dosage quantity and/or time-interval between two dosages.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be administered with extreme caution if you suffer from any disease of the liver. You should consult your doctor to make a suitable adjustment in dosage quantity and/or time-interval between two dosages.


This medicine should be administered with caution if you are prone to having episodes of low blood sugar. This population includes diabetics who are also malnourished or those receiving Beta-blocker drugs such as Metoprolol and Propranolol.

Hemolytic Anemia/G6PD Deficiency

This medicine is not recommended for use in people suffering from Hemolytic Anemia. Reporting this condition to the doctor is a must. In such cases, alternate medication not belonging to Sulfonylureas should be considered.

Interaction with Alcohol


Consumption of alcohol in large quantities is not recommended when you are taking this medicine for controlling blood sugar levels. It is recommended to reduce the alcohol intake so that the adverse effects can be avoided. Symptoms of both reduced or elevated blood sugar levels should be reported to the doctor immediately.

Interaction with Lab Test


Information not available.

Interaction with Food


Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine


Report the use of any blood pressure medication to the doctor before receiving Glipizide. You may need a more frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels while taking these medicines together.


Report the use of either of the medication to the doctor. These medicines should not be used together. Moderate to severe levels of fall in blood sugar have been frequently reported. Sometimes it may also cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Your doctor may prescribe alternatives that do not interact with each other.


Report the use of Miconazole or any other antifungal medicine to the doctor. The risks of adverse effects are high when taken together. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate medication that does not interact with Glipizide.

Ethinyl Estradiol

Report the use of any hormonal contraceptive to the doctor before receiving Glipizide. You may need suitable dose adjustments and more frequent monitoring of blood sugar levels while taking these medicines together.


Report the use of Selegiline to the doctor before receiving Glipizide. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels while taking these medicines together.


Report the use of Ibuprofen or any other pain medication to the doctor. These medications can cause a fall in blood sugar levels. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of blood sugar levels while taking them together.
What are you using Glipizide for?
Type II Diabetes Mellitus
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
Empty stomach
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am a diabetic, 43 years old and i am taking glipizide cap 2 times before meal my suger level is near by 200 can you suggest best for me

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS, DE-Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Dear, at your age of 43 thus drug is heavy for you and also not controlling your blood sugar. And puts you at high risk of developing diabetes complications.

I am diabetic/ Male/67 years on medicine glipizide and metformin hydrochloride 500 mg twice a day. From past 3 months my sugar test of fasting is ok but PP is coming around 270. Should I change my medicine. please help.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
I am diabetic/ Male/67 years on medicine glipizide and metformin hydrochloride 500 mg twice a day. From past 3 months...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. When diabetes is well controlled, fasting glucose should be around 100 mg or < 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c% <6.8. If you have not been able to achieve these levels, then the current treatment is not adequate. Needs to be upgraded. Plus you will have to give a closer look at the diet and exercise being done daily. Because apart from drugs these two play a major role in helping proper glucose control. Thanks.

Popular Health Tips

diabetic double risk of parkinsonism

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
diabetic double risk  of parkinsonism
Diabetes more than doubles the risk of developing Parkinson's disease while metformin therapy protects against that risk, according to research published in the publication Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to tremors and difficulty with walking, movement and coordination. It most often develops in people age 50 or older and is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly, according to the National Institutes of Health. There is no known cure.

The major 12-year study in Taiwan found that while diabetes increases the risk of Parkinson's 2.2 fold, including metformin in the therapy negates that risk.

“An exciting aspect of the finding is that metformin seems to be working to protect the brain against neurodegeneration which contributes to Parkinsonism. This means it may also be considered a relevant therapy for the prevention of dementia as well,” said Mark Wahlqvist, professor at the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan and lead author of the study.

Metformin is the first-line medication for patients with type 2 diabetes. This affordable and commonly prescribed oral drug lowers blood glucose levels by decreasing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and enhancing insulin action. It's a type of biguanide drug used since the 1950s with a relatively safe record.

Researchers also found that use of sulfonylurea drugs, a common treatment for diabetes, further increases the risk by about 57 percent.

Sylfonylureas are a category of oral medications that stimulate the beta cells of the pancreas to release more insulin, according to the American Diabetes Association. Sylfonylurea drugs have been in use since the 1950s and include glipizide, glyburide, glimepiride and chlorpropamide.

Researchers theorize that metformin may re-set the regulation of energy metabolism in the brain cells. They suspect that exercise and diet may have the same energy regulating effect.

The study does not examine the mechanism behind metformin's protective effect on the brain. Researchers say that additional research is needed in this area.

Past research has shown that metformin reduces cardiovascular mortality and several cancers, including those of the large bowel, liver and pancreas.
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Hypoglycemia - Signs & Symptoms You Should Not Ignore!

Diploma In Diabetology, MD - Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hypoglycemia - Signs & Symptoms You Should Not Ignore!

Hypoglycemia is the disease of low sugar level in blood. It primarily occurs when the sugar level is below 4 mmol/L (72mg/dL).

What is hypoglycaemia?
It is the decrease in the blood sugar amount to a certain level. If the disease is identified at an early stage, then the treatment can make the person free of the disease quickly. It affects people having diabetes as well as arthritis, increased blood pressure, high cholesterol and many others.

Early signs of the disease

  1. Weakness
  2. Hungry
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Increased heart rate
  5. Increased sweating
  6. Extreme levels of tiredness
  7. Pale face
  8. Bewilderment
  9. Convulsions
  10. Coma in the last stage
  11. Anxiety
  12. Headaches
  13. Problems with sleeping

Who are the people risk of having this disease?
People who take this three medications have a higher risk of having the disease:

Diabetes medications pose a more significant threat to patients of having hypoglycaemia.

Causes of the disease:

  1. Exercise
  2. Delayed meals
  3. Alcohol drinking
  4. High dose of insulin
  5. Tremendous levels of stress
  6. Deficiency of enzymes
  7. Not balanced hormonal levels


  1. At first, the patient must take a blood test to catch up with the levels of blood sugar
  2. Intake of 15-20 kg of carbohydrates is necessary every day. You can get a stabilized carbohydrate content from a bread slice, a banana and a bar made of cereal.
  3. Drink sugar-filled drinks such as Pepsi, etc. Glucose tablets and juice ease the disease rapidly. The patient can also eat sweets in this case. Take a balanced level of sugar content drinks such as 160 ml of cola or lemonade or 200 ml of fruit juice.

Natural treatment through diet:

  1. Liquorice roots: Cut the roots and boil it. Drink the water every day for controlled sugar level.
  2. Apple- It has magnesium and chromium which regulates the sugar level
  3. Wild yam
  4. Tomatoes
  5. Sunflower seeds
  6. Pumpkin seeds
  7. Gentian Root
  8. Barley

If a person is attacked by seizures. It’s not possible to give such medications at that time. At that time a pillow or cushion should be placed below the patients head. The seizure goes away in about 5 min. if holds up more time. The person needs to get admitted to a hospital.

Hypoglycemia doesn’t have its adverse side effects if captured at an early stage. The person gets recovered with the above-stated home medications. Although slow realization of the disease can take the person to the stage of a comma. The disease engulfs body’s maximum energy and few essential body functions also get hampered. But it is treatable with regular natural medications. People having diabetes receives the highest threat of the disease. The sugar levels have to be maintained for proper body working. If the person’s blood sugar level is not right, he/she may have the tendency to get hypoglycaemia and hyperglycemia. Having both this disease is the root of having diabetes. It would make the body weak, and the person will crave for more sugar. It will also weaken the nerve cells and tissues of the brain. Weight will be lost gradually which is a terrible sign. Therefore don’t be late if you are having this above-stated signs go to the doctor and have the proper diagnosis of the disease.

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Avoid The Ban Medicines To Be Safe

Homeopath, Singrauli
Avoid The Ban Medicines To Be Safe

Govt bans 344 drugs, including phensedyl, corex
Sr. No. Product name (irrational fdc) 
1 aceclofenac + paracetamol + rabeprazole
2 nimesulide + diclofenac
3 nimesulide + cetirizine + caffeine
4 nimesulide + tizanidine
5 paracetamol + cetirizine + caffeine
6 diclofenac + tramadol + chlorzoxazone
7 dicyclomine + paracetamol + domperidone
8 nimesulide + paracetamol
9 paracetamol + phenylephrine + caffeine
10 diclofenac+ tramadol + paracetamol
11 diclofenac + paracetamol + chlorzoxazone + famotidine
12 naproxen + paracetamol
13 nimesulide + serratiopeptidase
14 paracetamol + diclofenac + famotidine
15 nimesulide + pifofenone + fenpiverinium + benzyl alcohol
16 omeprazole + paracetamol + diclofenac
17 nimesulide + paracetamol injection
18 tamsulosin + diclofenac
19 paracetamol + phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine + dextromethorphan + caffeine
20 diclofenac + zinc carnosine
21 diclofenac + paracetamol + chlorpheniramine maleate + magnesium trisillicate
22 paracetamol + pseudoephedrine + cetrizine
23 phenylbutazone + sodium salicylate
24 lornoxicam + paracetamol + trypsin
25 paracetamol + mefenamic acid + ranitidine + dicylomine
26 nimesulide + dicyclomine
27 heparin + diclofenac
28 glucosamine + methyl sulfonyl methane + vitamini d3 + maganese + boron + copper + zinc
29 paracetamol + tapentadol
30 tranexamic acid + proanthocyanidin
31 benzoxonium chloride + lidocaine
32 lornoxicam + paracetamol + tramadol
33 lornoxicam + paracetamol + serratiopeptidase
34 diclofenac + paracetamol + magnesium trisilicate
35 paracetamol + domperidone + caffeine
36 ammonium chloride + sodium citrate + chlorpheniramine maleate + menthol
37 paracetamol + prochlorperazine maleate
38 serratiopeptidase (enteric coated 20000 units) + diclofenac potassium &amp; 2 tablets of doxycycline
39 nimesulide + paracetamol suspension
40 aceclofenac + paracetamol + famotidine
41 aceclofenac + zinc carnosine
42 paracetamol + disodium hydrogen citrate + caffeine
43 paracetamol + dl methionine
44 disodium hydrogen citrate + paracetamol
45 paracetamol + caffeine + codeine
46 aceclofenac (sr) + paracetamol
47 diclofenac + paracetamol injection
48 azithromycin + cefixime
49 amoxicillin + dicloxacillin
50 amoxicillin 250 mg + potassium clavulanate diluted 62.5 mg
51 azithromycin + levofloxacin
52 cefixime + linezolid
53 amoxicillin + cefixime + potassium clavulanic acid
54 ofloxacin + nitazoxanide
55 cefpodoxime proxetil + levofloxacin
56 azithromycin, secnidazole and fluconazole kit
57 levofloxacin + ornidazole + alpha tocopherol acetate
58 nimorazole + ofloxacin
59 azithromycin + ofloxacin
60 amoxycillin + tinidazole
61 doxycycline + serratiopeptidase
62 cefixime + levofloxacin
63 ofloxacin + metronidazole + zinc acetate
64 diphenoxylate + atropine + furazolidonee
65 fluconazole tablet, azithromycin tablet and ornidazole tablets
66 ciprofloxacin + phenazopyridine
67 amoxycillin + dicloxacillin + serratiopeptidase
68 azithromycin + cefpodoxime
69 lignocaine + clotrimazole + ofloxacin + beclomethasone
70 cefuroxime + linezolid
71 ofloxacin + ornidazole + zinc bisglycinate
72 metronidazole + norfloxacin
73 amoxicillin + bromhexine
74 ciprofloxacin + fluticasone + clotrimazole + neomycin is
75 metronidazole + tetracycline
76 cephalexin + neomycin + prednisolone
77 azithromycin + ambroxol
78 cilnidipine + metoprolol succinate + metoprolol tartrate
79 l-arginine + sildenafil
80 atorvastatin + vitamin d3 + folic acid + vitamin b12 + pyridoxine
81 metformin + atorvastatin
82 clindamycin + telmisartan
83 olmesartan + hydrochlorothiazide + chlorthalidone
84 l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium + escitalopram
85 pholcodine + promethazine
86 paracetamol + promethazine
87 betahistine + ginkgo biloba extract + vinpocetine + piracetam
88 cetirizine + diethyl carbamazine
89 doxylamine + pyridoxine + mefenamic acid + paracetamol
90 drotaverine + clidinium + chlordiazepoxide
91 imipramine + diazepam
92 flupentixol + escitalopram
93 paracetamol + prochloperazine
94 gabapentin + mecobalamin + pyridoxine + thiamine
95 imipramine + chlordiazepoxide + trifluoperazine + trihexyphenidyl
96 chlorpromazine + trihexyphenidyl
97 ursodeoxycholic acid + silymarin
98 metformin 1000/1000/500/500mg + pioglitazone 7.5/7.5/7.5/7.5mg + glimepiride
99 gliclazide 80 mg + metformin 325 mg
100 voglibose+ metformin + chromium picolinate
101 pioglitazone 7.5/7.5mg + metformin 500/1000mg
102 glimepiride 1mg/2mg/3mg + pioglitazone 15mg/15mg/15mg + metformin 1000mg/1000mg/1000mg
103 glimepiride 1mg/2mg+ pioglitazone 15mg/15mg + metformin 850mg/850mg
104 metformin 850mg + pioglitazone 7.5 mg + glimepiride 2mg
105 metformin 850mg + pioglitazone 7.5 mg + glimepiride 1mg
106 metformin 500mg/500mg+gliclazide sr 30mg/60mg + pioglitazone 7.5mg/7.5mg
107 voglibose + pioglitazone + metformin
108 metformin + bromocriptine
109 metformin + glimepiride + methylcobalamin
110 pioglitazone 30 mg + metformin 500 mg
111 glimepiride + pioglitazone + metformin
112 glipizide 2.5mg + metformin 400 mg
113 pioglitazone 15mg + metformin 850 mg
114 metformin er + gliclazide Mr. + voglibose
115 chromium polynicotinate + metformin
116 metformin + gliclazide + piogllitazone + chromium polynicotinate
117 metformin + gliclazide + chromium polynicotinate
118 glibenclamide + metformin (sr)+ pioglitazone
119 metformin (sustainded release) 500mg + pioglitazone 15 mg + glimepiride 3mg
120 metformin (sr) 500mg + pioglitazone 5mg
121 chloramphenicol + beclomethasone + clomitrimazole + lignocaine
122 of clotrimazole + ofloxaxin + lignocaine + glycerine and propylene glycol
123 chloramphennicol + lignocaine + betamethasone + clotrimazole + ofloxacin + antipyrine
124 ofloxacin + clotrimazole + betamethasone + lignocaine
125 gentamicin sulphate + clotrimazole + betamethasone + lignocaine
126 clotrimazole + beclomethasone + ofloxacin + lignocaine
127 becloemthasone + clotrimazole + chloramphenicol + gentamycin + lignocaine ear
128 flunarizine + paracetamole + domperidone
129 rabeprazole + zinc carnosine
130 magaldrate + famotidine + simethicone
131 cyproheptadine + thiamine
132 magaldrate + ranitidine + pancreatin + domperidone
133 ranitidine + magaldrate + simethicone
134 magaldrate + papain + fungul diastase + simethicone
135 rabeprazole + zinc + domperidone
136 famotidine + oxytacaine + magaldrate
137 ranitidine + domperidone + simethicone
138 alginic acid + sodium bicarbonate + dried aluminium hydroxide + magnesium hydroxide
139 clidinium + paracetamol + dicyclomine + activated dimethicone
140 furazolidone + metronidazole + loperamide
141 rabeprazole + diclofenac + paracetamol
142 ranitidine + magaldrate
143 norfloxacin+ metronidazole + zinc acetate
144 zinc carnosine + oxetacaine
145 oxetacaine + magaldrate + famotidine
146 pantoprazole (as enteric coated tablet) + zinc carnosine (as film coated tablets)
147 zinc carnosine + magnesium hydroxide + dried aluminium hydroxide + simethicone
148 zinc carnosine + sucralfate
149 mebeverine &amp; inner hpmc capsule (streptococcus faecalis + clostridium butyricum + bacillus
Mesentricus + lactic acid bacillus)
150 clindamycin + clotrimazole + lactic acid bacillus

151 sildenafil + estradiol valerate
152 clomifene citrate + ubidecarenone + zinc + folic acid + methylcobalamin + pyridoxine + lycopene
+ selenium + levocarnitine tartrate + l-arginine
153 thyroxine + pyridoxine + folic acid
154 gentamycin + dexamethasone + chloramphenicol + tobramycin + ofloxacin
155 dextromethorphan + levocetirizine + phenylephrine + zinc
156 nimesulide + loratadine + phenylephrine + ambroxol
157 bromhexine + phenylephrine + chlorepheniramine maleate
158 dextromethorphan + bromhexine + guaiphenesin
159 paracetamol + loratadine + phenylephrine + dextromethorphan + caffeine
160 nimesulide + phenylephrine + caffeine + levocetirizine
161 azithromycin + acebrophylline
162 diphenhydramine + terpine + ammonium chloride + sodium chloride + menthol
163 nimesulide + paracetamol + cetirizine + phenylephrine
164 paracetamol + loratadine + dextromethophan + pseudoepheridine + caffeine
165 chlorpheniramine maleate + dextromethorphan + dextromethophan + guaiphenesin + ammonium
Chloride + menthol
166 chlorpheniramine maleate + ammonium chloride + sodium citrate
167 cetirizine + phenylephrine + paracetamol + zinc gluconate
168 ambroxol
+ guaiphenesin + ammonium chloride + phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine maleate + menthol
169 dextromethorphen + bromhexine + chlorpheniramine maleate + guaiphenesin
170 levocetirizine + ambroxol + phenylephrine + guaiphenesin
171 dextromethorphan + chlorpheniramine + chlorpheniramine maleate 
172 cetirizine + ambroxol + guaiphenesin + ammonium chloride + phenylephrine +
173 hlorpheniramine + phenylephrine + caffeine
174 dextromethorphan + triprolidine + phenylephrine
175 dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + zinc gluconate + menthol
176 chlorpheniramine + codeine + sodium citrate + menthol syrup
177 enrofloxacin + bromhexin
178 bromhexine + dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + menthol
179 levofloxacin + bromhexine
180 levocetirizine + phenylephrine + ambroxol + guaiphenesin + paracetamol
181 cetirizine + dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + zinc gluconate + paracetamol + menthol
182 paracetamol + pseudoephedrine + dextromethorphan+cetirizine
183 diphenhydramine + guaiphenesin + ammonium chloride + bromhexine
184 chlorpheniramine + dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + paracetamol
185 dextromethorphen + promethazine
186 diethylcabamazine citrate + cetirizine + guaiphenesin
187 chlorpheniramine + phenylephrine + dextromethophan + menthol
188 ambroxol + terbutaline + dextromethorphan
189 dextromethorphan + chlorpheniramine + guaiphenesin
190 terbutaline + bromhexine + guaiphenesin + dextromethorphan
191 dextromethorphan + tripolidine + phenylephirine
192 paracetamol + dextromethorphan + chlorpheniramine
193 codeine + levocetirizine + menthol
194 dextromethorphan + ambroxol + guaifenesin + phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine
195 cetirizine + phenylephrine + dextromethorphan + menthol
196 roxithromycin + serratiopeptidase
197 paracetamol + phenylephrine + triprolidine
198 cetirizine + acetaminophen + dextromethorphan + phenyephrine + zinc gluconate 
199 diphenhydramine + guaifenesin + bromhexine + ammonium chloride + menthol
200 chlopheniramine maleate + codeine syrup
201 cetirizine + dextromethorphan + zinc gluconate + menthol
202 paracetamol + phenylephrine + desloratadine + zinc gluconate + ambroxol
203 levocetirizine + montelukast + acebrophylline
204 dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + ammonium chloride + menthol
205 acrivastine + paracetamol + caffeine + phenylephrine
206 naphazoline + carboxy methyl cellulose + menthol + camphor + phenylephrine
207 dextromethorphan + cetirizine
208 nimesulide + paracetamol + levocetirizine + phenylephrine + caffeine
209 terbutaline + ambroxol + guaiphenesin + zinc + menthol
210 dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + guaifenesin + triprolidine
211 ammomium chloride + bromhexine + dextromethorphan 
212 diethylcarbamazine + cetirizine + ambroxol
213 ethylmorphine + noscapine + chlorpheniramine
214 cetirizine + dextromethorphan + ambroxol
215 ambroxol + guaifenesin + phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine
216 paracetamol + phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine + zinc gluconate
217 dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + cetirizine + paracetamol + caffeine
218 dextromethophan + chlorpheniramine + guaifenesin + ammonium chloride
219 levocetirizine + dextromethorphan + zinc
220 paracetamol + phenylephrine + levocetirizine + caffeine
221 chlorphaniramine + ammonium chloride + sodium chloride
222 paracetamol + dextromethorphan + bromhexine + phenylephrine + diphenhydramine
223 salbutamol + bromhexine + guaiphenesin + menthol
224 cetirizine + dextromethorphan + bromhexine + guaifenesin
225 diethyl carbamazine + chlorpheniramine + guaifenesin
226 ketotifen + cetirizine
227 terbutaline + bromhexine + etofylline
228 ketotifen + theophylline
229 ambroxol + salbutamol + theophylline
230 cetririzine + nimesulide + phenylephrine
231 chlorpheniramine + phenylephrine + paracetamol + zink gluconate
232 acetaminophen + guaifenesin + dextromethorphan + chlorpheniramine
233 cetirizine + dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + tulsi
234 cetirizine + phenylephrine + paracetamol + ambroxol + caffeine
235 guaifenesin + dextromethorphan
236 levocetirizine + paracetamol + phenylephirine + caffeine
237 caffeine + paracetamol + phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine
238 levocetirizine + paracetamol + phenylephirine + caffeine
239 caffeine + paracetamol + phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine
240 ketotifen + levocetrizine
241 paracetamol + levocetirizine + phenylephirine + zink gluconate
242 paracetamol + phenylephrine + triprolidine + caffeine
243 caffeine + paracetamol + phenylephrine + cetirizine
244 caffeine + paracetamol + chlorpheniramine
245 ammonium chloride + dextromethorphan + cetirizine + menthol
246 dextromethorphan + paracetamol + cetirizine + phenylephrine
247 chlorpheniramine + terpin + antimony potassium tartrate + ammonium chloride + sodium
Citrate + menthol
248 terbutaline + etofylline + ambroxol
249 paracetamol + codeine + chlorpheniramine
250 paracetamol+pseudoephedrine+certirizine+caffeine
251 chlorpheniramine+ammonium chloride + menthol
252 n-acetyl cysteine + ambroxol + phenylephrine + levocertirizine
253 dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + tripolidine + menthol
254 salbutamol + certirizine + ambroxol
255 dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + bromhexine + guaifenesin + chlorpheniramine
256 nimesulide + certirizine + phenylephrine
257 naphazoline + chlorpheniramine + zinc sulphate + boric acid + sodium chloride + chlorobutol
258 paracetamol + bromhexine + phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine + guaifenesin
259 salbutamol + bromhexine
260 dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + guaifenesin + certirizine + acetaminophen
261 guaifenesin + bromhexine + chlorpheniramine + paracetamo
262 chlorpheniramine + ammonium chloride + chloroform + menthol
263 salbutamol + choline theophylinate + ambroxol
264 chlorpheniramine + codeine phosphate + menthol syrup
265 pseudoephedrine + bromhexine
266 certirizine + phenylephrine + paracetamol + caffeine + nimesulide
267 dextromethorphan + cetirizine + guaifenesin + ammonium chloride
268 dextromethorphan + cetirizine + guaifenesin + ammonium chloride
269 ambroxol + salbutamol + choline theophyllinate + menthol
270 paracetamol + chlorpheniramine + ambroxol + guaifenesin + phenylephrine
271 chlorpheniramine + vasaka + tolubalsm + ammonium chloride + sodium citrate + menthol
272 bromhexine + cetrizine + phenylephrine ip+guaifenesin + menthol
273 dextromethorphan + ambroxol + ammonium chloride + chlorpheniramine + menthol
274 dextromethorphan + phenylephrine + cetirizine + zinc + menthol
275 terbutaline + n-acetyl l-cysteine + guaifenesin
276 calcium gluconate + levocetirizine
277 paracetamol + levocetirizine + pseudoephedrine
278 salbutamol + choline theophylinate + carbocisteine
279 chlorpheniramine + vitamin c
280 calcium gluconate + chlorpheniramine + vitamin c
281 chlorpheniramine + paracetamol + pseudoephedrine + caffeine
282 guaifenesin + bromhexine + chlorpheniramine + phenylephrine + paracetamol + serratiopeptidase
(as enteric coated granules) 10000 sp units
283 paracetamol + pheniramine
284 betamethasone + fusidic acid + gentamycin + tolnaftate + lodochlorhydroxyquinoline (ichq
285 clobetasol + ofloxacin + miconazole + zinc sulphate
286 clobetasole + gentamicin + miconazole + zinc sulphate
287 levocetirizine + ambroxol + phenylephrine + paracetamol
288 permethrin + cetrimide + menthol
289 beclomethasone + clotimazole + neomycin + lodochlorohydroxyquinone
290 neomycin + doxycycline
291 ciprofloxacin + fluocinolone + clotrimazole + neomycin + chlorocresol
292 clobetasol + ofloxacin + ketoconazol + zinc sulphate
293 betamethasone + gentamicin + tolnaftate + lodochlorhydroxyquinoline
294 clobetasol + gentamicin + tolnaftate + lodochlorhydroxyquinone + ketoconazole
295 allantoin + dimethieone + urea + propylene + glycerin + liquid paraffin
296 acriflavine + thymol + cetrimide
297 betamethasone + neomycin + tolnaftate + lodochlorohydroxyquinoline + cholorocresol
298 clobetasol + neomycin + miconazole + clotrimazole
299 ketoconazole + tea tree oil + allantion + zinc oxide + aloe vera + jojoba oil +
Lavander oil + soa noodels
300 clobetasol propionate + ofloxacin + ornidazole + terbinafine
301 clobetasol + neomycin + miconazole + zinc sulphate
302 beclomethasone diproprionate + neomycin + tolnaftate + lodochlorhydroxyquinoline +
303 betamethasone + gentamycin + zinc sulphate + clotrimoazole + chlorocresol
304 borax + boric acid + naphazoline + menthol + camphor + methyl hydroxy benzoate
305 bromhexine + dextromethorphan
306 dextromethophan + chlopheniramine + bromhexine
307 menthol + anesthetic ether
308 dextrometharphan + chlopheniramine + ammonium + sodium citrate + menthol
309 ergotamine tartrate + belladona dry extarct+caffeine + paracetamol
310 phenytoin + phenobarbitone
311 gliclazide 40mg + metformin 400mg
312 paracetamol + ambroxol + phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine
313 oflaxacin + ornidazole suspension
314 albuterol + etofylline + bromhexine + menthol
315 albuterol + bromhexine + theophylline
316 salbutamol+hydroxyethyltheophylline (etofylline) + bromhexine
317 paracetamol+phenylephrine+levocetirizine+sodium citrate
318 paracetamol + propyphenazone + caffeine
319 guaifenesin + diphenhydramine + bromhexine + phenylephrine
320 dried alumnium hydroxie gel + prophantheline + diazepam
321 bromhenxine + phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine + paracetamol
322 beclomethasone + clotrimazole + gentamicin + lodochlorhydroxyquinoline
323 telmisartan + metformin
324 ammonium citrate + vitamin b 12 + folic acid + zinc sulphate
325 levothyroxine + phyridoxine + nicotinamide
326 benfotiamine + metformin
327 thyroid + thiamine + riboflavin + phyridoxine + calcium pantothenate + tocopheryl acetate +
328 ascorbic acid + manadione sodium bisulphate + rutin + dibasic calcium phosphate +
Adrenochrome mono semicarbazone
329 phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine + paracetamol + bromhexine + caffeine
330 clotrimazole + beclomethasone + lignocaine + ofloxacin + acetic aicd + sodium methyl paraben +
Propyl paraben

Avoid this combinations and be safe.

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Gestational Diabetes - Know The Risk Factors!

Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Gestational Diabetes - Know The Risk Factors!

Gestational diabetes, as the name suggests, occurs during gestation or pregnancy when the blood sugar levels exceed the normal level. Gestational diabetes, like other form of diabetes, affects how your body cells use glucose or sugar during pregnancy, and usually disappears after you’ve given birth.

Causes and symptoms to look out for!
During gestation, the placenta produces hormones that lead to the accumulation of blood glucose. Under normal condition, the pancreas forms enough insulin to counter the buildup of blood glucose. The level of blood sugar rises when the pancreas fails to produce adequate insulin to manage your blood sugar.

Usually, women with gestational diabetes do not show symptoms. So, the presence of the condition can go unnoticed if they are not diagnosed during routine checkups and screening tests. Nevertheless, if the condition goes out of control, you may feel tired, feel thirsty or hungry, or feel the urge to urinate more often.

What are the risk factors?
About 2-10% of pregnant women are affected by gestational diabetes every year. The following factors are likely to put you at risk of developing gestational diabetes-

  1. Excess body weight- You may develop gestational diabetes if you were overweight or had gained excess weight (BMI equal to or greater than 30) before getting pregnant
  2. Family history- Women who have a family history of diabetes are likely to have gestational diabetes.
  3. Age- Women aged more than 25 years are at a greater risk of developing this condition.
  4. Diabetic history- A slightly raised blood sugar level may act as the precursor to Type-2 diabetes, which in turn increases your chance of getting affected by gestational diabetes.
  5. Previous pregnancy- Women who’ve previously given birth to a child weighing more than 4.1 Kg (9 pounds), or have delivered a stillborn child are likely to have gestational diabetes.

What is the treatment for gestational diabetes?
Urine tests are performed to check for ketones. In a non-diabetic person, glucagon, insulin and other hormones avert ketone levels in your blood from soaring up too high. Once you’re diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it’s important that you consult your doctor for treatment. Uncontrolled blood sugar level can affect you and your baby’s health after birth. This condition can be treated in the following ways-

  1. Keep a check on your blood sugar- During pregnancy, your doctor will have you tested for gestational diabetes 4-5times a day to keep a tab on your blood glucose level. For this, a small drop of blood is first drawn from the finger using a needle. The sample of blood is then placed on the test strip inserted into a device called the blood glucose meter to measure and monitor the level of blood sugar in your body.
  2. Medication- Anti-diabetic medications and insulin are prescribed to control the amount of glucose or sugar in the bloodstream. Your doctor may also suggest oral medications like Diabeta and Glynase to manage your blood glucose level.
  3. Healthy diet- Diabetic diet- one that helps control blood sugar levels- is highly prescribed by doctors during pregnancy. Cut down on carbohydrates and sugar, and switch to food items that provide your body sufficient nutrients and calories.

Post treatment the blood sugar levels usually come down to normal within 4-6 weeks of giving birth.

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Diabetes - Types,Symptoms, Causes And more!

Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Diabetes - Types,Symptoms, Causes And more!


Scientifically called diabetes mellitus, Diabetes is referred to describe the group of diseases in which a patient has high blood sugar (glucose) because of low insulin production or body cells not responding to insulin, or in some cases both. Those with high blood glucose level experience frequent urination (polyuria), and constant thirst ((polydipsia) and hunger (polyphagia).

Types of Diabetes:

There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

1. Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is the medical condition where body’s immune system destroys beta cells in the pancreas. This leads to the lack of insulin production in pancreas. Insulin is the hormone that regulates body’s blood glucose level. Typically, there are no signs or symptoms till a majority of these beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed resulting in insufficient insulin production.


Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes include:

- Constant hunger and thirst

- Frequent urination

- Arid mouth

- Vomiting and Nausea

- Stomach pain

- Weight loss

- Exhaustion and Fatigue

- Blurry eyesight

- Breathing difficulty

- Frequent skin infections

Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes complications include:

- Mental confusion

- Hasty breathing

- Constant stomach ache

- Fainting or unconsciousness (in rare cases)


Type 1 diabetes diagnosis includes:

- Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test

- Random blood sugar test

- Fasting blood sugar test


Scientific community has not yet been able to find out the exact causes of type 1 diabetes. Typically, in type 1 diabetes, immune system destroys the beta cells in the pancreas. This beta cells produce insulin to keep blood glucose level in control. Some other possible causes include:

- Genetics

- Viruses

- Environmental factors


Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes:

- Insulin

- Monitoring of blood sugar regularly

- Healthy diet rich in carbohydrates, and protein

- Regular exercise

Types of insulin

There are several different types of insulin. Here are just some of the many types of insulin:

- Long-acting insulin

- Short-acting (regular) insulin

- Intermediate-acting (NPH) insulin

- Rapid-acting insulin

Insulin is not taken orally. This is to make sure that the stomach enzymes do not break down the insulin and prevent its intended effect. Insulin is generally administered through injections or insulin pump.

Other Medications

Additional medications for treatment of type 1 diabetes may include:

- Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

- Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)

- Aspirin (baby or regular)

- Cholesterol-lowering drugs

Risk Factors

Some of the many risk factors for type 1 diabetes include:

- Family history

- Genetics

- Geography (chances of type 1 diabetes increase as one moves away from equator)

- Age (age group - 4 to 7 years, and 10 to 14 years


Type-1 diabetes can cause several life-threatening complications affecting major body organs such as blood vessels, heart, eyes, kidney and nervous system. Listed below are just some of the many complications of type-1 diabetes.

- Diseases pertaining to heart and blood vessels.

- Damage of nerves.

- Damage to gastrointestinal tract nerves.

- Damage to Kidneys.

- Vision impairment.

- Cataract.

- Glaucoma.

- Damage to the feet. In some cases, this may even lead to leg amputation.

- Skin infections.

- Mouth infections.

- Miscarriage, stillbirth or birth defects in case of pregnancy.


Medical fraternity has not been able to find a way to completely prevent type-1 diabetes. But scientists and researchers are working on ways to prevent the disease.

2. Type 2 Diabetes

Scientifically referred to as noninsulin-dependent diabetes, Type-2 diabetes is a chronic medical condition that impacts the metabolism of glucose (sugar) in the body. In type-2 diabetes, human body isn’t able to produce enough insulin to regulate body sugar and/or starts resisting the positive effects of insulin.

Type-2 diabetes is commonly found in adults. However, several cases of children being affected by the same have been reported over the years too. Scientists and medicine experts have not found a cure for type-2 diabetes yet. However, it is easy to control and manage the disease by regular exercise, healthy diet and balanced lifestyle.


Listed below are the signs and symptoms of type-2 diabetes:

- Heavy thirst 

- Frequent urination

- Intense hunger

- Unexplained Weight loss

- Regular exhaustion and fatigue

- Blurry eyesight

- Slow-healing sores 

- Skin infections

- Mouth infections


Diagnosis of type-2 diabetes is done by conducting the following tests:

- Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test

- Random blood sugar test

- Fasting blood sugar test

- Oral glucose tolerance test


The major cause of type-2 diabetes is body’s resistance to insulin or lack of adequate insulin production by pancreas. Though scientists and medical experts have not yet found the reason of the same, some factors such as obesity and physical inactivity are considered to be the major drivers of the disease.


Treatment of type-2 diabetes can be done by:

- Ensuring healthy diet

- Partaking in regular work-out

- Taking diabetes control medicines

- Insulin therapy

- Monitoring blood glucose level


Medication for type-2 diabetes may include medicines such as:

- Metformin (Glucophage, Glumetza).

- Sulfonylureas (DiaBeta, Glynase)

- Meglitinides (repaglinide, nateglinide)

- Thiazolidinediones (Rosiglitazone, pioglitazone)

- DPP-4 inhibitors (sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin)

- GLP-1 receptor agonists (Exenatide, liraglutide)

- SGLT2 inhibitors (canagliflozin, dapagliflozin)

Insulin Therapy

Some type-2 diabetes patients may require insulin therapy. As discussed above, insulin cannot be taken orally as insulin gets disintegrated in stomach. Insulin is administered through injections or insulin pumps.

Here is a list of different types of insulin that are used to treat type-2 diabetes:

- Insulin aspart (Novolog)

- Insulin glulisine (Apidra)

- Insulin lispro (Humalog)

- Insulin isophane (Humulin N, Novolin N)

- Insulin glargine (Lantus)

- Insulin detemir (Levemir)

Risk Factors

Listed below are the risk factors of type-2 diabetes:

- Obesity or excessive body weight

- Physical inactivity

- Family history of type-2 diabetes

- Age (after 45 years of age)

- Prediabetes (glucose level higher than usual)

- Gestational diabetes

- Polycystic ovarian syndrome


Often type-2 diabetes is ignored. However, untreated type-2 diabetes may affect many vital body organs including heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Controlling blood glucose in the body can prevent these complications.

Here is a list of just some of the many life-threatening complications of type-2 diabetes:

- Heart and blood vessel disease (severe chest pain, heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis).

- Damage of nerves. 

- Nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation and erectile dysfunction.

- Damage of kidney (kidney failure).

- Eyesight issues (partial or complete blindness, vision impairment, damage to retina cells).

- Damage to feet (in some cases it may lead to leg amputation).

- Hearing impairment.

- Skin allergies.

- Alzheimer's disease.


While there are no scientific evidences proving that type-2 diabetes can be prevented. However, healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and balanced diet can help you prevent the disease. Even those diagnosed with the disease may prevent complications by healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and balanced diet. Here’s what you must do to prevent type-2 diabetes.

- Ensure balanced diet. Include fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. Eat food rich in fibre.

- Ensure physical activity. Avoid sitting idle for long hours. Partake in regular exercise.

- Lose excess weight. Remember, obesity or excess body weightincreases the risk of diabetes. Focus on healthy eating and regular exercise to lose weight and stay fit.

3. Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is the type of diabetes that happens only during the period of pregnancy. This means that the otherwise normal blood glucose level in the body increases during the time of pregnancy.


There are no symptoms or signs for gestational diabetes. In most cases, it is found only during the routine pregnancy screening tests.

In some rare cases, pregnant women, suffering from gestational diabetes, may experience:

- Heavy thirst

- Intense hunger

- Frequent urination


During the term of the pregnancy, the placenta secretes hormones that may lead to excess glucose in the blood. In most cases, pancreas creates enough insulin to counter the excess glucose build during pregnancy. However, if blood glucose level increases, it leads to gestational diabetes.


To diagnose gestational diabetes, blood test is done. An hour before the test, the patient is supposed to take a sugary drink. If the blood glucose is found to be 130 mg/dL [milligrams per deciliter or higher, then a fasting blood tests is conducted. Thereafter, one more blood test is done after approximately 3-hours. Follow up tests may be required if everything is found to be normal but the patient experiences gestational diabetes symptoms. 


Treatment of gestational diabetes involves:

- Checking blood glucose 4 or more times within a day.

- Urine tests. If ketones are found in the test, the diabetes is considered to be uncontrolled.

- Ensuring healthy diet as per a certified medical professional’s advice.

- Ensuring daily exercise

In addition, it is important to keep a track of the weight that you have gained during the duration of pregnancy.

Risk Factors

Gestational diabetes affects between 2% and 10% of pregnant women every year. Common risk factors of gestational diabetes are:

- Excessive weight gain before pregnancy

- High blood sugar levels

- Family history of diabetes

- History of gestational diabetes

- High blood pressure

- Medical complications

- Have given birth to a large baby before (greater than 9 pounds)

- Have experienced stillbirth or the new born has experienced some birth defects

Diabetes Myths

Myth 1: People with Diabetes can’t Eat Sugar

Reality : This is perhaps the most common of all diabetes myths. A large number of people believe that those with diabetes can’t eat sugar or sugar products. However, people suffering from this disease can eat sugar in moderation.

Myth 2: Type 2 Diabetes is nothing to Worry About

Reality : Many believe that type-2 diabetes is nothing to worry about. But it is far from truth. Diabetes in form should be considered mild. Untreated type-2 diabetes may lead to several life-threatening complications.

Myth 3: Type 2 Diabetes Concerns Only Fat People

Reality: A large number of people believe that type-2 diabetes only concerns overweight and obese people. However, the reality is that it can even affect people with normal weight, and in some cases underweight people too.

Myth 4: People with Diabetes become Blind and Face Leg Amputation

Reality: While diabetes remains a leading cause of partial or complete blindness and a large number of patients are also required to face leg amputations, those who are able to control their blood glucose level and weight face no complications whatsoever.

Myth 5: Diabetes is a Contagious Disease

Reality: This is one of the most common myths around diabetes. A large number of people believe that diabetes is a contagious disease. However, it is a non-communicable disease and cannot be passed on from one person to another. But it is important to know that diabetes can be passed genetically. This means it can be passed on from parents to children.

Diabetes FAQs

Question 1: What to do if I have been recently diagnosed with diabetes?

Answer: If you have been diagnosed with diabetes recently, it is important to ensure a healthy lifestyle and ensure healthy diet. In addition, try to ensure physical activity. Don’t forget to take your medication (if prescribed) on timely basis.

Question 2: What should be Ideal Blood Glucose (Sugar) Level if I have Diabetes?

Answer: Keeping your blood glucose level under control is important if you have diabetes to prevent any complications. The target blood glucose level varies from patient to patient and only a certified medical professional can help you determine your blood glucose level target.

Question 3: Does Eating Sugar and Sugary Items Cause Diabetes?

Answer: Eating sugar or sugary products do not cause diabetes directly. However, it may lead to weight gain and even obesity. And obesity or weight gain can cause type-2 diabetes.

Question 4: Can I Use Artificial Sweeteners?

Answer: Most artificial sweeteners feature acceptable daily intake (ADI) level of sugar. It is safer to drink or eat artificial sweeteners in quantity lower than the ADI level. However, pregnant women must avoid intake of artificial sweeteners.

Question 5: How Much Physical Activity Should I do if I have Diabetes?

Answer: Being physically active can help you prevent complications of diabetes. Start with brisk walking for five to ten minutes per day and increase it over the period of time. But be advised to consult a certified medical professional to understand how much exercise you should do.

Question 6: If I have Diabetes, Do I need to Take Care of My Foot?

Answer: Diabetes may lead to decreased blood flow or nerve damage in feet affecting it different ways. It is imperative to check your feet every day to avoid any complications.

Question 7: What Insulin Do I Take?

Answer: Many diabetic patients require insulin therapy. However, there are different types of insulin and it is important to consult a certified medical professional to understand what type of insulin you require.

Question 8: Is Diabetes Fully Curable?

Answer : Unfortunately, there is no complete cure for diabetes and those diagnosed with it will have it for the rest of their life. However, as discussed earlier, with healthy diet and healthy lifestyle, one can prevent complications related to diabetes.

Question 9: What is Prediabetes?

Answer: Prediabetes is the medical condition in which the blood sugar level of a patient is higher than what’s normal, but is not high enough for diagnosis of diabetes. A large number of people across the globe suffer from prediabetes. It is vital to get tested for prediabetes.

Question 10: Can Diabetes Lead to Serious Medical Emergencies?

Answer: Yes! Diabetes can lead to serious and life-threatening medical emergencies. Such emergencies happen when the blood glucose in the body becomes higher or lower than normal. It is sensible to contact a certified medical professional in the event of diabetic emergencies.

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