20 August, 2014


Happy to announce the launch of our new website


This website has given me more flexibility to add pages on many more topics concerning community health.
This website has been designed to update general public about various health issues. 
The recent update was on the Ebola Outbreak, Inhaled Insulin ...
I cordially invite all my Friends, Wellwishers and everybody who is interested in health to visit this website..
As a Doctor i feel this website has given me an opportunity to talk on various health related topics and also to get feedback on a regular basis from you folks! 
I Hope that this website will slowly evolve into a very useful website to serve the common man.

Thanks to vistaprint for providing the website space and making my dream come true..

14 August, 2014


New member of the squad against Diabetes!


Canagliflozin is a newest member in treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. This drug can be used as adjuvant to Diet & Exercise.

Canagliflozin inhibits Sodium Glucose Transport protein Sub type 2. This protein is responsible for reabsoption of sugar in the kidneys.

By stopping the activity of Sodium Glucose Transport Protein -2 (SGLT-2) will result in loss of glucose in urine. Canagliflozin can help lose about 80-120mg/dl sugar. Additional benefits are better control of Hypertension due to osmotic diuresis and weight loss. 

Half life of Canagliflozin is upto 12hours, Hence a twice daily dosage is preferred.

Canagliflozin comes in  the strengths of 50mg and 150mg

A recent welcome addition is introduction of Invokamet (Canagliflozin + Metformin)

The available combinations are 

Canagliflozin 50 mg + Metformin 500mg
Canagliglozin 50mg + Metformin 1000mg
Canagliflozin 150 mg + Metformin 500mg
Canagliglozin 150mg + Metformin 1000mg

Since most of our patients require twice daily metformin this combination will help give better sugar control. 1 Tablet with advantage of two drugs. 
This drug may help patients attain a better control of blood sugars.
Chances of hypoglycemia are relatively less

This Drug cannot be used in patients with Renal failure, Hypotension and Type 1 Diabetes!

Some patients ( ~5%) may experience the side effects like Female genital mycotic infections, Urinary tract infections and increased urination.

My previous write up about Canagliflozin - CLICK HERE!

This drug being marketed by Johnson & Johnson is expected to come to India soon.

More in news from Johnson & Johnson - JNJ

Dr.Riyaz Sheriff
R.S. Clinic

02 August, 2014


 Tamarind Rice - July issue

Knowledge needs to be shared.

Here is one other way to do it.

My article published in Tamarind rice online magazine.

In this article STEP IN TIME i have given an introduction to exercise in Diabetes

You can read the article in July 2014 issue - CLICK HERE

Best part is............... Its FREE!!

Thank you Tamarind rice!