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Increase in Blood Glucose and Diabetes Medication

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: July 25, 2019 5:11 PM
Anonymous 2 years

I was diagnosed with diabetes type2 last year October 2018 after I had a triple bypass. My doctor started me on Metformin Glucophage XR 500mg and I have been taking 1000mg a day. Lately, my insurance has lapsed and I am forced to transfer to a govt hospital, which is giving me an alternative brand - Inventia Progluterol Extended Release 500mg which I have been taking for about a week. I have also noticed my blood glucose has risen abnormally after meals. The side effects of the new brand has also been quite bad with dry bitter mouth, headaches. My GP suggests to increase my dosage because of the increased blood glucose but I am uncertain I should do so with this new brand. Should I go back to Glucophage and at what dosage? Please advise.

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 2 years
General Practitioner

Greetings. That question is being highly appreciated. However, the following description regarding the query is a general description to your current condition. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to converse with our doctors for further personalised consultation.

For you information, both medication have the same content. Hence, are both believed to be effective in controlling your blood glucose level. However, each have their own list of side effects. If you feel uncomfortable with the side effects, its best that you discuss the condition with your GP so he can change it into Glucophage.

To further explore and decide either the medication suits your condition, please contact us at this link (DoctorOnCall) to converse with our doctors for further personalised consultation online.


Last Updated: Thu Jul 25 2019 17:11:23 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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