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My wife has type 2 diabetes. Her present medication

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My wife has type 2 diabetes. Her present medication comprises linagliptin, folic acid and amlopidine. She has frequent bouts of very loose stools and I wonder whether this is caused by this combination of drugs. Our doctor seems reluctant to change the medication as it was prescribed by the local hospital upon her discharge.
JA: The Doctor can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. How long has your wife been using Amlodipine? Has it helped at all?
Customer: She has been using it for some years but I am not sure why as her blood pressure
JA: Has she used anything besides Amlodipine for this?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else in her medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Not that I am aware
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 6 months ago.

Hello , welcome to JustAnswer . I will be answering you shortly

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 6 months ago.

For how long she has had diabetes?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
over 20 years
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 6 months ago.

Has she had any tests for loose stools?