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Oral Diabetes Medications (cont.)

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What are some examples of oral medications used for diabetes?

Sulfonylureas

  • Chlorpropamide (Diabinese)
  • Glyburide (Micronase, Diabeta, Glynase PresTab)
  • Glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL)
  • Glimepiride (Amaryl)
  • Tolbutamide
  • Acetohexamide
  • Tolazamide (Tolinase)

Meglitinides

  • Nateglinide (Starlix)
  • Repaglinide (Prandin)

Thiazolidinediones

  • Rosiglitazone (Avandia)
  • Pioglitazone (Actos)

Biguanides

Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors

  • Acarbose (Precose)
  • Meglitol (Glyset)

DPP-4 Inhibitor

  • Sitagliptin (Januvia)

Oral diabetes medications may also come in combination tablets such as Metaglip (glipizide/metformin), Prandimet (repaglinide/metformin), Glucovance (glyburide/metformin), Janumet (sitagliptin/metformin), Avandamet (rosiglitazone/metformin), Avandaryl (rosiglitazone/ glimepiride), Duetact (pioglitazone/glimepiride), Actoplus Met (pioglitazone/metformin).

SOURCES:
American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org
Food and Drug Administration www.fda.gov
Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org
WebMD www.webmd.com
www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov
National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
FDA Drug Database www.accessdata.fda.gov
Daily Med www.dailymed.nlm.nih


Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2009



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