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Can we Substitute Metformin with Berberine?

Ashit_Sheth
Ashit_Sheth

I m taking Glycomet GP2 twice a day for diabetes type2 since last 3 years... Can i substitute it for Berberine 500mg 3 times a day?

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Activity2004
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Hi Ashit_Sheth,

Have you talked to your doctor about changing medications? If you haven't talked with your doctor already, please call the doctor's office and ask the doctor if they recommend that you change one medication for the other. This is to be on the safe side of things and you won't get sick or worse. :-)

Allopathy doctors will never advise taking anything else other than allopathic medicines. Alternative medicines / forms of treatment generally have to be tried out on own.

Consult your doctor first!!!

Have a look at this article:

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Allopathy doctors will never advise taking anything else other than allopathic medicines. Alternative medicines / forms of treatment generally have to be tried out on own.

Hi Ashit Sheth:

I take Metformin 500 mg once a day. (used to be more # of times a year ago).

My Doc put me on insulin shots (Basaglar - 12 units once) and cut down on Metformin.

My experience with metformin has not been bad, except that it used to cause some acidity and I was prescribed Antacids for that.

You may check with your doctor for any changes in medications.

Even if it gets changed, pls try any medicine on experimental basis, check for side effects / and the real effect on your BS level, provide feed back to the doctor to decide whether to request for any alternatives.

Good Luck,

Prayers for Corona to leave this world and go to some other planet. Enough is enough.

Does taking medication encourage an unhealthy life style?

Life style change is a better way to control type 2 !!!

"Does taking medication encourage an unhealthy lifestyle? Patients often use drugs as an excuse to continue bad habits, study suggests

One in four in England take at least three different types of medication daily

Two most prescribed are blood pressure pills and cholesterol-lowering statins

Many people are using their tablets to continue to carry out their bad habits "

Read this very interesting article.

dailymail.co.uk/health/arti...

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