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Friday, October 24, 2008 AL RACINE, Community Member, asks

Q: HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES, NOW TAKING ACTOS AND GLYB-METFORMIN. CAN GLUCOTROL BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ACTOS?

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Casey McNulty, Health Pro
10/25/08 10:16am

Hi Al,

 

Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, Glucotrol cannot be substituted for Actos. Glucotrol and Glyburide (a component of the Glyb-Metformin that you take) are very similar medications and cannot be taken together. Though all of your medications help to control your diabetes, each medication works differently in your body, so that they all work together to produce the best coverage. I hope this helps!

 

Best of luck,

Casey

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Cherise Nicole, Health Guide
10/27/08 11:56pm

Al-

 

Hello! I just wanted to give you a link to our diabetes drug information section.  

 

Cherise

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Torcasa, Community Member
10/14/09 2:27am

I have 2 questions, Please. At this time I am taking Actos 45 mg once a day in the morning. I  also take Metformin HCL increased to 1000 mg 2 times a day. Is Glyb-Metformin and Metformin the same?  Also, do you know anything of a new product called Glymetrol for diagetes control?

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By AL RACINE, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/16/12, First Published: 10/24/08