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What’s in the Box: Four Diabetic Drugs That Put You At Risk

med boxWhether you are carrying the onset of type-one or stepping into the age-related concepts of type-two, diabetes has a way of sneaking up on you.

Whilst diabetes is thankfully very publicised, it also means that a series of side-effecting drugs can be inserted into the medical zone. The following examples are the commonly known and potentially dangerous drugs available to the public:

[Avandia] – Taken orally daily, the drug is designed to control and maintain blood sugar around the body. There have been minor complaints of coughs or headaches, but there have been more serious cases of allergic reactions, low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia), heart problems and broken bones have become associated with Avandia.

[Actos] – Also taken orally, Actos severity has caused issues such as <a href="”>bladder cancer, cold symptoms, headaches, weight gain, muscular issues or toothaches. Furthermore, it has been noted to have issues such as stomach pains, swelling, blurred vision and unusual pallor.

[Byetta] – An injection. There have been noted side-effects such as stomach problems, weight loss, heartburn, dizziness and headaches. In worse cases, there have also been allergic reactions, inflammation of the pancreas (also known as pancreatitis) and pancreatic cancer.

[Januvia] – Taken orally, Januvia regulates insulin shortly after you have eaten. Whilst noted for its associations with diabetes, the drug also assists with other syndromes and conditions, extending its harmful reach further. Similarly to Byetta, the drug is noted for issues with pancreatitis and cancer of the pancreas.

Should you encounter any of these symptoms in the course of maintaining your sugar-levels, speak to a doctor.

Please note that this is not a professional diagnostic, but merely informative. Should you have any questions or if you take any of these drugs, please refer to your GP.



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