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The treatment options for Type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming. This article provides a comprehensive summary of our independent expert views on the best approaches for preventing and treating this common disease.
Six recently approved diabetes drugs have been linked to an increased risk of pancreatitis and possibly pancreatic cancer.
Find out why you should not use any of the three recently-approved diabetes drugs known as "gliptins".
This article lists 355 drugs with names that are often confused with similar-sounding drug names. Find out what you can do to prevent getting the wrong drug.
Because exenatide (BYETTA) is a new drug with increasing reports of severe, hospitalization-requiring pancreatitis and offers no significant breakthrough compared to other diabetes drugs, we urge readers not to use it until 2012--seven years after its approval, by which time much more will be known about its dangers.
The article discusses 273 drugs that can have harmful interactions with alcohol. Also reviewed are several ways in which these harmful interactions can occur:
1/ Medications Can Increase Alcohol Blood Levels
2/ Additive effects of medications and alcohol. One of the best- known drug-alcohol interactions is when alcohol, a depressant, is taken with other sedative medications, and excessive sedation or depression of respiration can occur
3/Alcohol can increase the blood levels of some medications leading to toxicity of these drugs.
4/ Alcohol also can reduce blood levels of some medications causing them to be less effective.
Although some of the interactions between alcohol and medications mainly occur in people who drink heavily (three or more drinks on one occasion), many of these interactions may occur with much lower amounts of alcohol use, such as one to two drinks on an occasion.
We strongly urge you to tell your physicians and other health care providers how much alcohol you are drinking so they can effectively assess the risks and advise you about the safe use of alcohol and medications.
Worst Pills, Best Pills reviews side effects and long-term effects of type-2 diabetes drug sitagliptin (JANUVIA) in this article.