Choosing the Right Diabetic Medication

Medication may be prescribed if you suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. You may have been prescribed one of the following drugs for diabetes.

Please click on the hyperlinked drug names to learn more about each drug:

Sulfonylureas

Other names include Amaryl, Chlorpropamide, Diabinese, Tolazamide, Tolinase, Acetohexamide, Glipizide, Glucotrol, Tolbutamide Orinase, Glimepiride, Glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase), Glibenclamide, and Gliclazide.

Meglitinides

Other names include include Prandin (Repaglinide), Starlix (Nateglinide), and Mitiglinide

Biguanides

Other names include Metformin and Glucophage.

Thiazolidinedione

Other names inlcude Rosiglitazone, Avandia, Pioglitazone and Actos.

Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors

Other names include Acarbose, Precose, Glucobay, Miglitol and Glyset.

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