Oral Diabetes Prescription Medications (cont.)
Louise Chang, MD
Dr. Chang completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and attended medical school at New York Medical College. She completed her internal medicine residency at Saint Vincent's Hospital in New York City, where she also served as a chief resident from 2001-2002. Dr. Chang is board-certified in internal medicine.
In this Article
- What are oral diabetes medications and how do they work?
- For what conditions are diabetes pills used?
- Are there differences among types of oral diabetes medications?
- What non-insulin injectable drugs are approved for diabetes?
- What are the side effects of the non-insulin diabetes medications?
- What are the drug interactions with non-insulin diabetes medications?
- What are the warnings and precautions for non-insulin diabetes medications?
- What are some examples of oral medications used for diabetes?
- Insulin Diabetes Medications
What are some examples of oral medications used for diabetes?
- Chlorpropamide (Diabinese)
- Glyburide (Micronase, Diabeta, Glynase PresTab)
- Glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL)
- Glimepiride (Amaryl)
- Tolazamide (Tolinase)
- Nateglinide (Starlix)
- Repaglinide (Prandin)
- Rosiglitazone (Avandia)
- Pioglitazone (Actos)
- Acarbose (Precose)
- Meglitol (Glyset)
- 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).
American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org
Food and Drug Administration www.fda.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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