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Is it safe to take keto tablets if I'm type 2 diabetic

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Is it safe to take keto tablets if I'm type 2 diabetic taking medication
Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I inject victoza Metformin lisinopril for blood pressure and simvastatin for cholesterol
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 7 months ago.

Hello and thank you for the question.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Consultant with over 15 years of experience and I will do my best to help you today.
Let me review your question for a minute and I will get back to you.

Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 7 months ago.

Its not absolutely contra-indicated, but at the same time, there is no clear benefit of keto-diet and keto tablets.

Rather it can cause various side effects like muscle cramps, smell in the breath, cramping, diarrhea and constipation.

This still has to be validated through significant controlled clinical trials, and NOT RECOMMENDED by any standard medical body of diabetologists and endocrinologists.

Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 7 months ago.

Okay; what remains unanswered for you? Let me know, I will be glad to assist.