METFORMIN (GLUCOPHAGE) PROVIDES MULTIPLE BENEFITS IN DIABETES

Metformin (Glucophage) is the most common medication used to treat type 2 diabetes (non-insulin requiring). It has been available for over 30 years and it’s beneficial effects continue to be identified.

A recent study showed that patients taking Meformin had a reduced risk of death from all causes, compared to alternative medication regimens for diabetes. This means that the medication is somehow reducing serious medical conditions ‘across the board’, including all forms of heart disease, stroke, and even cancer.

This is a very exciting finding and is consistent with other recent studies showing the multiple positive effects of Metformin.

PRILOSEC IS SAFE IN PREGNANCY

More good new for those patients taking PPI (proton pump inhibitor) medications for the long-term for such conditions as GERD and ulcer disease. It appears that these medications are safe in pregnancy, without evidence of birth defects.

Of course, if you are not pregnant, you might think that this is not important to you….yet such safety information suggests strongly that these medications have a great track-record and safety profile. All good news.

So…if you take Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Prevacid, Aciphex…or other similar medications….this is more reassurance.