Use of voglibose tab: When creatinine is on... - Diabetes India

Diabetes India
60,543 members11,481 posts

Use of voglibose tab

DRH-sangli
DRH-sangliStar
14 Replies

When creatinine is on increase, and one is taking Metformin, one is often advised to replace Metformin with Voglibose tab..

What are the disadvantages of Metformin and advantages of voglibose in this situation...I am on Metformin for last 5 years.My current creatinine is 1.31,and it was 1.25 two years back.

14 Replies
oldestnewest
Akumar2017

Hi,

Voglibose is a specific treatment for excess carbs in diet.

Metformin is administered as a buffer against lower glucose levels,-a stabiliser.

So we are comparing apples and oranges, here.

2 likes
Reply
gangadharan_nair

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Metformin is in a class of drugs called biguanides. Metformin helps to control the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. It decreases the amount of glucose you absorb from your food and the amount of glucose made by your liver. Metformin also increases your body's response to insulin, a natural substance that controls the amount of glucose in the blood.

Voglibose was first launched in 1994, to improve postprandial hyperglycemia in diabetes mellitus.

Consult your doctor.

Sources:--

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metfo...

medlineplus.gov/druginfo/me...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogli...

1 like
Reply
DRH-sangli

Good information.. thanks

Reply
cure
cureAdministrator

instead of voglibose Jamun seeds powder can be used as substitute???

Have u ever tried??

1 like
Reply
DRH-sangli
DRH-sangliStar
in reply to cure

Not tried Jamun seed powder ever... but will try...

Reply
cure
cureAdministrator
in reply to DRH-sangli

May I ask your current Hba1c DRH-sangli ?

Reply
DRH-sangli
DRH-sangliStar
in reply to cure

My current A1c is 5.7

1 like
Reply
cure
cureAdministrator
in reply to DRH-sangli

great....have u ever checked you PPBS after dinner??

Reply
DRH-sangli
DRH-sangliStar
in reply to cure

Yes....fbs-100,plus-142

Reply
DRH-sangli
DRH-sangliStar
in reply to DRH-sangli

PLBS-142

1 like
Reply
cure
cureAdministrator
in reply to DRH-sangli

exactly.... here is the problem...

every one is just talking about FBS.... and this reading after dinner is harming us....

if after 2 hrs it is 142... then be sure that during those 2 hrs u must have spiked above 180...

and that is harming your kidney...

it is the same case with me....

think how can u tackle this issue...

by changing medicines u will just prove diabetes is progressive decease ....

Reply
DRH-sangli
DRH-sangliStar
in reply to cure

What is remedy...

Reply
cure
cureAdministrator
in reply to DRH-sangli

Don't know... I am also looking for same...

But I think evening walks will help...

1 like
Reply
DRH-sangli

Anup ji.. can you through any light on my question..?..

Reply

You may also like...