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this is for school….what medicines cant diabetics use?


this is for school….what medicines cant diabetics use?

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Answer by er20194
Alcohol-Small amounts of alcohol taken with meals do not usually cause a problem; however, larger amounts of alcohol taken for a long time or in one sitting without food can increase the effect of insulin to lower the blood sugar level. This can keep the blood sugar low for a longer period of time than normal
Beta-adrenergic blocking agents (acebutolol [e.g., Sectral], atenolol [e.g., Tenormin], betaxolol [e.g., Kerlone], bisoprolol [e.g., Zebeta], carteolol [e.g., Cartrol], labetalol [e.g., Normodyne], metoprolol [e.g., Lopressor], nadolol [e.g., Corgard], oxprenolol [e.g., Trasicor], penbutolol [e.g., Levatol], pindolol [e.g., Visken], propranolol [e.g., Inderal], sotalol [e.g., Sotacor], timolol [e.g., Blocadren])-Beta-adrenergic blocking agents may increase the chance of developing either high or low blood sugar levels. Also, they can cover up symptoms of low blood sugar (such as fast heartbeat). Because of this, a person with diabetes might not recognize that he or she has low blood sugar and might not take immediate steps to treat it. Beta-adrenergic blocking agents can also cause a low blood sugar level to last longer than normal
Corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone or other cortisone-like medicines)-Corticosteroids taken over several weeks, applied to the skin over a long period of time, or injected into a joint may increase the blood sugar level. Higher doses of insulin may be needed during corticosteroid treatment and for a period of time after corticosteroid treatment ends
Pentamidine (e.g., NebuPent)-Your dose of pentamidine or insulin or both may need to be adjusted if your pancreas can still make some insulin because pentamidine may cause your pancreas to release its insulin too fast. This effect at first lowers the blood sugar but then causes high blood sugar

Answer by Carol P
many, if diet controled they still have to avoid any with high sugars, If they medicate their are a lot of interactions to be aware of depending on the meds they have for diabetes and diabetes related conditions. Talk to a pharmacist. But commonly asprin containing meds decongestants are advised to consult doctor first.

I cant breathe, what can be done about it?


Question by DEE CON JESTED: I cant breathe, what can be done about it?
I have asthma really bad, and use inhalors and advair/serevent also prednisone and Have had to go to the hospital to get adreniline shots or something like that to help open up my airways so I can breathe, but I can do this everyday, what can be done for me, thanks!

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Answer by Rosie
talk to your doctor!

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Why Can’t You Eat Grapefruit while taking the allergy drug, Allegra?


Why Can’t You Eat Grapefruit while taking the allergy drug, Allegra?
I have been taking Allegra for my severe allergies my whole life. I am now 18 yrs old, and I’d like to go on the “Grapefruit Diet” to lose a couple of pounds, I am not majorly overweight, just by a few pounds. However, I noticed on my pill bottle (Allegra), it says “don’t eat/drink grapefruit products” does anyone know the actual reason for this warning? I can’t seem to find an answer anywhere…Thanks.

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Answer by kay_flood
because there is a dangerous chemical interaction between the drug and compounds in the fruit. Besides, the grapefruit diet doesn’t work.

Answer by girl_on_the_couch_inak
grapefuit and grapefruit juice should be avoided w/a few meds…….it can reduce the clearance of medication out of your body and you end up w/possibly a toxic dose in your system……or you will be more likely to suffer the side effects caused by the medication…..

Answer by james_dav_bmcg
it has to do with biochemical processes that the drug is broken down in the body and similarities in processing certain chemicals in grapefruit juice or the fruit itself. something called the ctyochrome cyp450 pathway. i tried to have a pharmacist explain it once and i’d didnt really understand what he was saying.

from wikipedia:
[edit] Interaction of other substances
In addition, naturally occurring compounds may cause a similar effect. For example, bioactive compounds found in grapefruit juice and some other fruit juices, including bergamottin, dihydroxybergamottin, and paradisin-A, have been found to inhibit CYP3A4-mediated metabolism of certain medications, leading to increased bioavailability and thus the strong possibility of overdosing.[11] Because of this risk, avoiding grapefruit juice and fresh grapefruits entirely while on drugs is usually advised.[12]

cool, i understand. chemicals in grapefruits inhibit the breakdown of these meds in the body and the levels build up to toxic or fatal levels.

I am 48, menopausal, eat 1400 cal. a day, exercise 4x a week, cardio& weights, and can’t lose weight – why?


I am 48, menopausal, eat 1400 cal. a day, exercise 4x a week, cardio& weights, and can’t lose weight – why?
I eat well – lots of water, vegies, boneless skinless chicken, two servings of fruit a day, very little bread, no desserts. My cardio is 4 times a week – 45 minutes on the treadmill – and strength training upper and lower body on alternate days. I quit smoking in January and first put on about 6 pounds quickly and then all of sudden put on 2 to 3 pounds per week for three weeks in a row. I had my thyriod checked and it is normal. I tried going off Prempro – the hrt rx – for three weeks and no change in my weight. Because of the return of hot flashes, irritability, and trouble sleeping I went back on it. I am 5’4 inches and weigh 166. Help!!!!!

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Answer by Drama Queen
the reason you can’t lose weight and are gaining weight, is because of a hormonal imbalance. like you said, your menopausal so your hormones are all in an uproar. this is going to sound horrible, but give it 6-months to a year and you should be back to being hormonally balanced and normal! then you can lose and gain weight as you please again. unfortunately after you go through menopause, your metabolism will usually slow down so it may be harder, but still possible, to gain and lose weight as you please.
I know its really hard to quit smoking and i’m really proud of you! good job!

Answer by Larry S
lbs. lost = calories needed-calories consumed x 3000 cal/lg.

You must be taking in more cal. than you are burning. Try writing down everthing you eat, and when you eat it, with a running total of calories.

Answer by alexandrecadrin
First of all, congratulation for quitting smoking ! That is a great accomplishment !

The reason why you don’t lose any weight is simply that your calorie balance is probably 0. Since your calorie intaking is adequate, you should try to burn a little bit more calorie. You already have a great setting by training 4 times a week. I would recommend to focus on a bit more on cardio training during your 45 min than on weights. That change could burn 200 more calorie overall every training. So after some weeks that should pay off. By focusing on cardio training, you will also get cardiovascular benefits.

The problem with weight training is that for the same time spent, you usually lose less calorie. And you usually create weight by building your muscles.

Answer by eek
I added over 40 pounds when I quit smoking… I took it off slowly and have managed to keep it off.

Add walking to your exercise routine 3 or 4 days a week. If you have no place to walk, walk the mall or supermarket ..
I hope you are getting 3 servings of calcium and vitamin D a day. This is the time of life when you can have bone loss with no symptoms.

Research shows that a low dose of prempro is beneficial for a few years before you are age 65; wait until you have really conquered the smoking addiction before you wean yourself from hormone therapy.

If it comes down to it, a splurge on dessert now and then is better than facing another craving …. we don’t want you going back to smoking.

Take your time on this weight thing. I had such a hard time quiting cigarettes that I decided to allow myself a full year without thinking about my weight.

It might just be me but I had no luck at all on a stationary bike or treadmill when it comes to taking the weight off … I have to really walk and ride a real bike. The strength training is great for your bones…. don’t give it up… remember that muscles weigh more than fat….

One last hint/help …. do not rely so much on the scales… Get a tape measure. Be sure to record you waist; hips, thighs, calves and biceps. Check these measurements weekly. You will see improvement.

Keep up the good work. It will pay off!!

Answer by Natalie Jones
find daily calorie intake calculator on the net, enter all your stats and it will tell you how many calories you need a day to maintain, take off 300-400cal off that number and thats how much you need to lose.
eat 5-6 small meals a day (eat every 2-3 hours – it optimizes your metabolism)
5-8 servings of fruit and veggies a day
8 glasses of water
have complex carbs for breakfast – they give you energy
have protein (lean meat, legumes etc) for dinner – repairs muscle
cardio exercise 4-6 times a week for 30-50min (ideally 45min because the first 20-30min body burns carbs and only then starts burning fat), light weight training (more muscle=faster metabolism)
dont consume foods that are made of white flour (white bread, cakes, pasta etc.), sugar loaded foods (cookies, icecream, candy etc) and nothing fried, oily.
ofcourse you can spoil yourself once in a while with a little treat:)

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