My wife has been living with above two problems including hypo thyroid for last 10 yrs or more. Now her sugar level is 126 fasting & BP 133/71. She has been taking ISTAMET 50/1000 FOR DIABETES & TAZLOC BETA 25MG both TWICE A DAY. Bu lately she is feeling headache most of the time and stomach pain. These are side effects of ISTAMET. But doctor is not changing the medicine which is very costly also. I request any one to suggest alternative medicine or generic equivalent of Istamet .