Large trial says aspirin safe for brain bleed stroke patients
Study says brain haemorrhage survivors should continue taking antiplatelet medicines Related items fromOnMedica Treatment of hypertension for low-risk patients questioned Avoid BP-lowering drugs in stroke Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality Stroke rate higher in HIV patients Risk/benefit balance of alteplase shifts quickly (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia
Researchers combined metformin with standard drugs used for fibromyalgia and saw a much greater degree of pain relief. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin could ease the disorder fibromyalgia which affects Lady Gaga
A study by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found treating chronic-pain sufferers with metformin 'dramatically' improved their symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qternmet XR (Dapagliflozin, Saxagliptin, and Metformin Hydrochloride) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 8, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Qternmet XR Combinations Approved for Type-2 Diabetes
New drug combines dapagliflozin, saxagliptin, and metformin. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 6, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Drew Boxler Tags: Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Latest e-News New Products The Latest Source Type: news

Old Malaria Drug as Good as Blockbuster Type 2 Diabetes Agent Old Malaria Drug as Good as Blockbuster Type 2 Diabetes Agent
When added to metformin and vildagliptin, hydroxychloroquine lowered HbA1c as well as canagliflozin and also reduced weight and inflammation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Qternmet XR (dapagliflozin, saxagliptin and metformin hydrochloride) for Type 2 Diabetes
 3 May 2019 -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Qternmet XR (dapagliflozin, saxagliptin and metformin hydrochloride) extended release tablets as an oral adjunct treatment to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 3, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Liraglutide Added to Metformin Effective for Type 2 Diabetes
MONDAY, April 29, 2019 -- The addition of liraglutide to metformin is effective and safe for children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online April 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Metformin and Survival in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Metformin and Survival in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
How might treatment with metformin influence survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and T2DM?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug treats Type 2 diabetes in children, team announces
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Jane Lynch, M.D., FAAP, professor of pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio, said the drug liraglutide, in combination with an existing medication, metformin, showed robust effect in treating children with type 2 diabetes who were studied in the Ellipse trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ELLIPSE: Liraglutide Effective for Diabetes in Adolescents ELLIPSE: Liraglutide Effective for Diabetes in Adolescents
This is a'practice-changing'study, says the lead author, since'metformin fails quickly as monotherapy in type 2 diabetes kids and insulin is the only second-line drug approved'for these children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 29, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AMP-Activated Protein Kinase: Potential Target for TNBC AMP-Activated Protein Kinase: Potential Target for TNBC
Metformin, fluoxetine, and other AMPK agonists significantly inhibit TNBC. Will targeted therapy finally become an option for this aggressive disease?Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Metformin helps maintain weight loss
The type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, may help people with pre-diabetes to maintain a healthy body weight in the long-term, according to research published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine.Web MD (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes drug works better than diet and exercise at keeping weight off, study reveals
Participants were given either metformin, a placebo, or a healthy regime by researchers at Louisiana State University. Those in the metformin group were able to better sustain their weight loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?
Metformin doesn't seem to be particularly helpful for shedding pounds in the first place, though. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?
Title: Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - April 23, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin May Stop Weight Regain After Initial Loss Metformin May Stop Weight Regain After Initial Loss
' Those who lost weight initially after 1 year had remarkable maintenance of the weight loss with metformin,'said the senior author of a 15-year observational study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 23, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Metformin May Help Obese With Prediabetes Maintain Weight Loss
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Metformin is associated with long-term weight loss (LTWL), according to the results of the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) published online April 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. John W. Apolzan,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- New research suggests a first-line drug for treating type 2 diabetes -- metformin -- may help people with pre-diabetes maintain long-term weight loss. People who lost weight while taking metformin maintained a loss of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes drug Metformin may fight heart disease, study says
Metformin could reverse left ventricular hypertrophy, the thickening of the heart's muscle that can cause heart disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin ‘reduces’ risk of heart disease in non-diabetic patients
The commonly used diabetes drug metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Diabetic drug shown to reduce the risk of heart disease in non-diabetic patients
(University of Dundee) Metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to researchers at the University of Dundee.The findings of the study if implemented could potentially save the NHS billions of pounds every year and offer hope for millions of patients across the globe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metformin May Cut Risk for Prematurity, Miscarriage in PCOS
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- In pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), metformin treatment from the late first trimester until delivery might reduce the risk for late miscarriage and preterm birth but does not prevent gestational... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could Metformin Before Conception Be the Answer in PCOS? Could Metformin Before Conception Be the Answer in PCOS?
Metformin ups likelihood of full-term births, reduces late miscarriages in women with PCOS, but doesn't impact gestational diabetes. Study also hints giving drug pre-pregnancy could be beneficial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Metformin for NAFLD and NASH Metformin for NAFLD and NASH
Should metformin be recommended in patients with NAFLD or NASH? Find the evidence-based answer here.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Safe and Cheap Metformin Prevents Type 2 Diabetes Over 15 Years Safe and Cheap Metformin Prevents Type 2 Diabetes Over 15 Years
In long-term follow-up, Diabetes Prevention Program participants randomized to metformin during the trial continue to have lower rates of developing type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Oral Semaglutide Tops Sitagliptin for Cutting HbA1c, Weight in T2D
(MedPage Today) -- Positive results from PIONEER 3 trial in diabetic patients who aren't responding to metformin with or without sulfonylurea (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

8 Science-Backed Ways to Prevent Heart Attacks, According to New Guidelines
Experts have issued a new set of guidelines on the best ways to prevent first heart attacks, strokes and heart failure — and for the first time, they focus squarely on the patient. The new guidelines recognize how doctors can support people to not only address their medical risk factors, but also to change their behaviors and lifestyles in order to reduce their risk. The latest revisions to the guidelines, issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), were announced at the annual meeting of the ACC. They are intended to help doctors figure out a patient’s risk of h...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Heart Disease Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended To Prevent Heart Attacks In Older Adults
(CNN) — If you’re a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don’t turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It’s no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don’t have a high risk or existing heart disease, according to guidelines announced Sunday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. “For the most part, we are now much better at treating risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and especially high cholesterol,” said North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell, who wa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aspirin CNN Source Type: news

Diabetes med may ease chemo side effects for breast cancer patients
A class of diabetes drugs that includes metformin could offer relief to some breast cancer patients from dangerous cardiovascular side effects of chemotherapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Ups Odds of VTE, Metformin Reduces It Type 2 Diabetes Ups Odds of VTE, Metformin Reduces It
In a new study, VTE was nearly three times as common in type 2 diabetes as in type 1 or in people without diabetes. And metformin reduced the risk of VTE.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Proposal to lower threshold for hypertension treatment
NICE proposals could benefit thousands of patients Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials NICE rejects arguments against wider statin use Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality US expert group updates statins recommendations (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Metformin may reduce miscarriage risk in polycystic ovary syndrome patients
Research, published inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology, suggests that metformin reduces the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All
When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe, and he ended up spending a month in the hospital to recover. Shicowich lost his toe because of complications of Type 2 diabetes as he struggled to keep his blood sugar under control. He wa...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health Nutrition Source Type: news

Scientific literature supports using turmeric as an ideal drug alternative for treating and preventing Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Diabetes treatments tend to fall into one of two categories: medications such as Metformin or lifestyle habits like exercise and a proper diet. However, there is one category that deserves just as much consideration, if not more, and that’s herbal remedies – and turmeric in particular. With 30.3 million Americans suffering from diabetes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Go ahead for first add-on tablet to insulin treatment for type 1 diabetes
European regulator recommends dapagliflozin for those with poor blood glucose control despite best efforts Related items fromOnMedica Use of DPP-4 inhibitors associated with increased risk of IBD Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality Draft diabetes guidance too heavily focused on cost, protests industry MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Withdrawn valsartan meds not linked to short-term cancer risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Don ’t use barrier creams with FreeStyle Libre sensor
MHRA urges patients to report skin reactions to sensor adhesive and see their doctor or nurse Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

5 New Neurology Studies' Practice-Changing Implications 5 New Neurology Studies' Practice-Changing Implications
Dr Christoph Diener on aspirin's rapidly declining reputation, a new use for metformin, and other recent findings.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Metformin vs. Insulin
Title: Metformin vs. InsulinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - January 18, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Could Help In Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers found that the compound -- dubbed TTP399 for now -- improved patients' blood sugar control when it was added to the standard medication metformin for six months. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ertugliflozin Seems Safe, Effective for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- Ertugliflozin appears safe and effective at improving long-term glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) inadequately controlled on metformin, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cholesterol, Diabetes, BP Meds May Help Serious Mental Illness Cholesterol, Diabetes, BP Meds May Help Serious Mental Illness
Drug-repurposing research suggests a role for statins, calcium channel blockers, and metformin in treating schizophrenia and other serious mental illness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Common Heart, Diabetes Meds May Aid Mental Illness
Specifically, the benefit was seen when patients were taking: statins, which lower cholesterol; calcium channel blockers, a group of blood pressure drugs; or the oral diabetes drug metformin, the study findings showed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Somatic Meds May Offer Benefits in Psychosis
(MedPage Today) -- Statins, metformin tied to reduced rates of psych hospitalization, self-harm (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - January 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

One in 37 type 2 diabetics taking a commonly prescribed drug will have a heart attack
A study by Northwestern University found that sulfonylureas and basal insulin - which are given to patients if metformin fails - make them more at risk than the newer drug class DPP-4 inhibitors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin vs. Janumet
Title: Metformin vs. JanumetCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Metformin (Glucophage) vs. Glipizide (Glucotrol)
Title: Metformin (Glucophage) vs. Glipizide (Glucotrol)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - December 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Interview with Dr Ioannis Gallos lead author of the updated Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage: a network meta ‐analysis
The aim of thisCochrane Review was to find out which drug is most effective in preventing excessive blood loss at childbirth and has the least side effects. The authors collected and analysed all the relevant studies to answer this question.The lead author of this review is Dr Ioannis Gallos. He is a Clinician Scientist in University of Birmingham and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics& Gynaecology for Birmingham Women ’s Hospital. Ioannis obtained his Degree in Medicine and Surgery (DMS) cum laude from the University of Rome, Italy. He subsequently trained in Obstetrics& Gynaecology in the UK and sub-speciali...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Metformin vs. Lantus
Title: Metformin vs. LantusCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Metformin vs. Januvia
Title: Metformin vs. JanuviaCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - December 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news