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PrandiMet Drug Information - Side Effects of Sitagliptin/Simvastatin

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  • PrandiMet Drug Information
    If you have type 2 diabetes, your healthcare provider may recommend a product called PrandiMet. This eMedTV selection briefly describes this drug, with information on how it is taken and why PrandiMet may not be suitable in all cases.
  • PrandiMet Interactions
    Certain antibiotics, protease inhibitors, and digoxin are among the drugs that may interact with PrandiMet. This eMedTV Web article explores potential PrandiMet drug interactions, and describes the possible problems these interactions may cause.
  • PrandiMet Overdose
    This page from the eMedTV Web library describes possible PrandiMet overdose symptoms, such as blurry vision, seizures, and difficulty breathing. This page also discusses possible treatment options that are available.
  • PrandiMet Side Effects
    Some of the most common PrandiMet side effects can include headaches, nausea, and diarrhea. This eMedTV Web resource also examines some of the more serious side effects of this drug, including symptoms of lactic acidosis and allergic reactions.
  • PrandiMet Uses
    This eMedTV segment discusses how PrandiMet is used for lowering blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. This page further describes PrandiMet uses, including information on how the drug works and whether it is safe for use in children.
  • PrandiMet Warnings and Precautions
    You should not take PrandiMet if you have kidney disease or are taking certain medications. This eMedTV article discusses other important PrandiMet warnings and precautions, including information on what to tell your doctor before taking the drug.
  • Prandin
    Prandin is a prescription drug that is used to improve insulin production in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works to control blood sugar and outlines some potential side effects and dosing guidelines.
  • Prandin (Repaglinide)
    This eMedTV Web page provides a basic description of Prandin (repaglinide), a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. Topics discussed in this article include who can use it and possible side effects, with a link to learn more.
  • Prandin Alternatives
    This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at some of the Prandin alternatives available, such as lifestyle changes and other diabetes medications. This page also explains when an alternative to Prandin might be necessary.
  • Prandin and Blood Sugar
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, low and high blood sugar levels are possible effects of Prandin. Blood sugar levels can cause serious or even life-threatening complications, so this page also highlights some symptoms of high and low blood sugar.
  • Prandin and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article explores studies on Prandin and pregnancy, explaining why the FDA classifies it as a pregnancy Category C medication. Suggestions on what to do if pregnancy occurs while taking the drug are also provided.
  • Prandin Dosage
    This eMedTV resource explains that, based on a blood sugar test, the recommended starting dose of Prandin can be 0.5 mg. This page outlines some tips on when and how to take the drug and also lists factors that will determine your Prandin dosage.
  • Prandin Drug Interactions
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explores potential Prandin drug interactions with other medications, such as sulfonamides, beta blockers, and salicylates. This page also explains the possible problems that these interactions may cause.
  • Prandin Overdose
    This portion of the eMedTV Web site describes common Prandin overdose symptoms, such as cold sweats, shakiness, and blurry vision. This page also outlines treatment options that are available, including supportive care.
  • Prandin Side Effects
    Some of the most common Prandin side effects can include headaches, low blood sugar, and a sinus infection. This eMedTV segment also examines some of the more serious side effects of this drug, including symptoms of high or low blood sugar and fever.
  • Prandin Uses
    This eMedTV resource describes how Prandin lowers blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes by increasing the production of insulin in the pancreas. This page also explains that there are no generally accepted off-label Prandin uses.
  • Prandin Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV article provides several Prandin warnings and precautions, such as potential drug interactions, the risk of low blood sugar, and the danger of taking the drug when pregnant. This page also lists those who should not take it and why.
  • PrantiMet
    As this eMedTV resource explains, a healthcare provider may prescribe PrandiMet to treat type 2 diabetes. This article also covers some possible side effects and general precautions with the medication. PrantiMet is a common misspelling of PrandiMet.
  • Pre-Diabetes
    Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when blood glucose is higher than normal but not high enough to be diabetes. As this eMedTV resource explains, both forms of this condition can lead to an increased risk for heart attacks and strokes, among other conditions.
  • Pre-Diabeties
    Pre-diabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to be called diabetes. This eMedTV page lists the risk factors for this condition, as well as treatment options. Pre-diabeties is a common misspelling of pre-diabetes.
  • Pre-Diebetes
    People with pre-diabetes have high blood sugar and are at a high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page lists the two forms of pre-diabetes and covers risk factors for the condition. Pre-diebetes is a common misspelling of pre-diabetes.
  • Pre-Diebetis
    People with pre-diabetes are at a high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article describes this condition in more detail and explains what you can do to prevent or delay diabetes. Pre-diebetis is a common misspelling of pre-diabetes.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Darbepoetin Alfa
    Darbepoetin alfa may increase the risk of serious cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks or strokes. This eMedTV article lists more precautions and warnings with darbepoetin alfa and includes information on who should not take the medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Insulin Aspart Protamine/Insulin Aspart
    Let your doctor know if you are pregnant before using insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart. This eMedTV article lists other precautions and warnings with insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart, including information on who should not use the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Irbesartan
    Irbesartan may cause a decrease in kidney function. This page on the eMedTV site offers more precautions and warnings with irbesartan, including other potential side effects and information on who should not take the medicine.
  • Precautions and Warnings With NPH Insulin
    Low blood sugar is the most common and most serious side effect of NPH insulin. This eMedTV page includes other precautions and warnings with NPH insulin, including a list of other potential side effects and information on who should not use the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Pioglitazone and Metformin XR
    You should avoid drinking large amounts of alcohol during treatment with pioglitazone and metformin XR. This eMedTV page explains why and provides other important warnings and precautions with pioglitazone and metformin XR to be aware of during treatment.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Sitagliptin and Metformin
    You should not take sitagliptin and metformin if you have metabolic or diabetic ketoacidosis. This eMedTV resource offers more precautions and warnings with sitagliptin and metformin, and explains who else should avoid taking the combination drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Sitagliptin/Simvastatin
    As this eMedTV page discusses, people who have active liver disease or who take certain drugs should not take sitagliptin/simvastatin. This article lists more warnings and precautions for this medicine, with details on potentially dangerous problems.
  • Precose
    Precose is a prescription medicine that is approved to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works, outlines some potential side effects, and lists some tips on taking the medication.
  • Precose Dosage
    Generally, the recommended starting Precose dosage is 25 mg three times daily. This eMedTV segment lists factors that can affect Precose dosing (such as other drugs you may be taking), as well as some tips on when and how to take the medication.
  • Precose Drug Info
    An oral medication, Precose is approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV selection offers more information on Precose, including dosing guidelines on how often to take this prescription drug.
  • Precose Drug Interactions
    Precose drug interactions can increase your chance of high or low blood sugar, among other things. This eMedTV segment lists some of the drugs that can potentially interact with Precose, such as estrogens, thyroid medications, and corticosteroids.
  • Precose Side Effects
    A few common Precose side effects include gas, abdominal pain (or stomach pain), and diarrhea. This page on the eMedTV site also explores some of the serious side effects of Precose, which can include severe diarrhea and signs of an allergic reaction.
  • Precose Uses
    This eMedTV resource discusses how Precose lowers blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes by slowing the digestion of carbohydrates from the diet. This page also explains that there are no universally accepted off-label Precose uses.
  • Precose Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at several Precose warnings and precautions, such as the risk of increased liver enzymes in some people taking Precose, the safety of taking it while nursing, and people who shouldn't take this drug at all.
  • Pregnancy and Type 2 Diabetes
    Wondering how your type 2 diabetes will affect your growing baby? This eMedTV article tells you what you need to know about pregnancy and type 2 diabetes, with information on which medications can be taken, how to reduce your risk of problems, and more.
  • Pregnant Women With Diabetes
    Uncontrolled blood sugar in pregnant women with diabetes could lead to problems such as miscarriage. This eMedTV article describes these and other challenges faced by women with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes.
  • Presentation Summary -- Cataract Surgery
    This video clip discusses the effectiveness, benefits, and risks of cataract surgery.
  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
    This eMedTV article offers ideas for how to prevent type 2 diabetes through diet and exercise. For example, a recent study showed that lifestyle changes resulting in a 5 to 7 percent weight loss could delay and possibly prevent the condition.
  • Prevention of Diabetes
    Eating healthier and getting more physical activity can go a long way in diabetes prevention. This eMedTV resource offers more prevention tips and includes a link to more details on the things you can do to reduce your risk.
  • Reasons for Cataract Surgery
    This video describes the symptoms that may indicate your need for cataract surgery.
  • Results from EGD and Balloon Dilation
    This interactive video discusses possible results from an EGD and balloon dilation.
  • Retinal Detachment Following Cataract Surgery (Risks)
    This clip explains how rare retinal detachment is and lists treatments that are available.
  • Riomet
    Riomet is one of the medications used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This segment of the eMedTV library describes the drug in detail, including how it works, possible side effects, tips for people taking the medication, and more.
  • Riomet Dosing
    This eMedTV article provides various Riomet dosing guidelines for people starting the drug as part of diabetes treatment. For example, the recommended dose for children ages 10 to 16 is 500 mg (5 mL), taken twice daily.
  • Riomet Information
    Are you looking for information about Riomet? As this eMedTV article explains, Riomet is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. This resource gives a brief overview of this drug, with details on how it compares to other diabetes medications.
  • Secondary Cataract Following Cataract Surgery (Risks)
    This multimedia clip describes the treatments available if a secondary cataract develops.
  • Should I Quit Smoking If I Have Diabetes?
    It might seem obvious, but you must quit smoking if you have type 2 diabetes. This page of the eMedTV archives describes in detail the effects smoking has on a person with this condition and how it can even lead to premature death.
  • Side Effects of Actos
    Common side effects of Actos may include headache, muscle pain, and sore throat. This page on the eMedTV site contains a more complete list of common side effects and also lists serious side effects of Actos that require medical attention.
  • Side Effects of Darbepoetin Alfa
    Common side effects of darbepoetin alfa may include constipation, fever, and dizziness. This page from the eMedTV library describes other possible darbepoetin alfa side effects, including serious ones that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Side Effects of Glipizide
    Some of the most common side effects of glipizide can include dizziness, shakiness, and diarrhea. This eMedTV segment also takes an in-depth look at some of the more serious and rare side effects of this diabetes medication.
  • Side Effects of Insulin Aspart Protamine/Insulin Aspart
    Allergic reactions and low blood sugar are possible side effects of insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart. This eMedTV Web page lists some of the warnings signs of an allergic reaction and common symptoms of low blood sugar levels.
  • Side Effects of Janumet XR 100/1000
    If you are taking Janumet XR 100/1000, you may develop side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, and headaches. This eMedTV Web page describes other possible reactions that may occur, including those that require prompt medical attention.
  • Side Effects of Metaglip
    This eMedTV resource explains that some of the most common side effects of Metaglip can include headaches, diarrhea, and upper respiratory infections. This page also takes an in-depth look at some of the more serious side effects of the drug.
  • Side Effects of NPH Insulin
    Potential side effects of NPH insulin include injection site skin reactions and blood sugar changes. This eMedTV segment also lists potentially serious NPH insulin side effects (and their warnings signs) that require immediate medical attention.
  • Side Effects of Pioglitazone and Metformin XR
    This segment of the eMedTV Web site includes lists of both common and rare but possibly serious side effects of pioglitazone and metformin XR. This page also describes the likelihood of such problems and what to do if they occur.
  • Side Effects of Sitagliptin and Metformin
    Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are the most common side effects of sitagliptin and metformin. This eMedTV article also lists side effects seen with the diabetes medication that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Side Effects of Sitagliptin/Simvastatin
    If you are taking sitagliptin/simvastatin, you may experience side effects such as a runny nose or insomnia. This eMedTV page describes other problems that might occur with this drug, including serious and even life-threatening complications.
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