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  • Metformin: First-Choice Drug for Type 2 Diabetes [hide all summaries]
    (August 2018)
    Learn why metformin is the drug of choice for the initial treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes who are not able to control their blood sugar through diet and exercise alone and who do not have severe kidney impairment.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment [hide all summaries]
    (May 2014)
    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.
  • A Review of the ‘Gliptin’ Diabetes Drugs [hide all summaries]
    (March 2012)
    Find out why you should not use any of the three recently-approved diabetes drugs known as "gliptins".
  • Bladder Cancer Warning for Pioglitazone (ACTOS) [hide all summaries]
    (November 2011)
    Find out the full list of serious problems with pioglitazone (ACTOS) that cause it to be a DO NOT USE drug, of which bladder cancer is but the latest.
  • Drug Mix-Ups [hide all summaries]
    (June 2011)
    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.
  • Public Citizen Urges Immediate Ban of Rosiglitazone (AVANDIA) [hide all summaries]
    (December 2008)
    On Oct. 30, Public Citizen formally petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately ban the dangerous diabetes drug rosiglitazone (AVANDIA) because the drug causes multiple types of serious toxicity.
  • Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Certain Medications or Diseases [hide all summaries]
    (August 2008)
    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.
  • Update: Diabetes Drug JANUVIA (Sitagliptin) [hide all summaries]
    (July 2008)
    An increasing body of evidence documents both the risks and lack of evidence of clinical benefits associated with sitagliptin, and several reviews have cautioned against its use.
  • FDA: Women Taking AVANDIA, ACTOS at Increased Risk of Fractures [hide all summaries]
    (July 2007)
    Yet another reason has arisen to support our several years-old warning not to use the diabetes drugs AVANDIA or ACTOS. Randomized trials of both drugs, compared to other diabetes drugs, showed an increase in fractures in women (not men) using them.
  • Sitagliptin (JANUVIA) for Type-2 Diabetes [hide all summaries]
    (June 2007)
    Worst Pills, Best Pills reviews side effects and long-term effects of type-2 diabetes drug sitagliptin (JANUVIA) in this article.

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