Skip to Content

Diabetes, Type 2 Medications

Definition of Diabetes, Type 2:

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by "insulin resistance" as body cells do not respond appropriately when insulin is present. This is a more complex problem than type 1, but is sometimes easier to treat, since insulin is still produced, especially in the initial years. Type 2 may go unnoticed for years in a patient before diagnosis, since the symptoms are typically milder (no ketoacidosis) and can be sporadic. However, severe complications can result from unnoticed type 2 diabetes, including renal failure, and coronary artery disease. Type 2 diabetes was formerly known by a variety of partially misleading names, including "adult-onset diabetes", "obesity-related diabetes", "insulin-resistant diabetes", or "non-insulin-dependent diabetes" (NIDDM). It may be caused by a number of diseases, such as hemochromatosis and polycystic ovary syndrome, and can also be caused by certain types of medications (e.g. long-term steroid use). About 90-95% of all North American cases of diabetes are type 2, and about 20% of the population over the age of 65 is a type 2 diabetic. The fraction of type 2 diabetics in other parts of the world varies substantially, almost certainly for environmental and lifestyle reasons. There is also a strong inheritable genetic connection in type 2 diabetes: having relatives (especially first degree) with type 2 is a considerable risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. The majority of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus are obese - chronic obesity leads to increased insulin resistance that can develop into diabetes, most likely because adipose tissue is a (recently identified) source of chemical signals (hormones and cytokines).

Drugs (by generic name) associated with Diabetes, Type 2

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

See sub-topics

Drug Name DownUp(View by: Brand | Generic ) Reviews Ratings DownUp
dapagliflozin / metformin systemic (More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
1 review
   
10
miglitol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
1 review
   
10
insulin lispro / insulin lispro protamine systemic (More...)
class: insulin
1 review
   
10
glimepiride / pioglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviews
   
10
insulin regular systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
0 reviews
   
10
bromocriptine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dopaminergic antiparkinsonism agents, prolactin inhibitors
0 reviews
   
10
repaglinide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: meglitinides
6 reviews
   
9.3
chromium picolinate systemic (More...)
class: minerals and electrolytes
6 reviews
   
9.3
insulin aspart / insulin aspart protamine systemic (More...)
class: insulin
1 review
   
9.3
insulin detemir systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
11 reviews
   
9.1
insulin glulisine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
2 reviews
   
9.0
pramlintide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: amylin analogs
1 review
   
9.0
insulin isophane systemic (More...)
class: insulin
1 review
   
9.0
glimepiride / rosiglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
1 review
   
9.0
linagliptin / metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
1 review
   
9.0
chlorpropamide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviews
   
9.0
insulin isophane / insulin regular systemic (More...)
class: insulin
0 reviews
   
8.8
liraglutide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: incretin mimetics
255 reviews
   
8.6
insulin glargine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
26 reviews
   
8.4
glimepiride systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
26 reviews
   
8.3
insulin inhalation, rapid acting systemic (More...)
class: insulin
6 reviews
   
8.3
canagliflozin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: SGLT-2 inhibitors
69 reviews
   
8.1
exenatide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: incretin mimetics
143 reviews
   
8.0
insulin lispro systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
3 reviews
   
8.0
empagliflozin systemic (More...)
class: SGLT-2 inhibitors
5 reviews
   
7.7
saxagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
9 reviews
   
7.6
glipizide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
23 reviews
   
7.5
glyburide / metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
3 reviews
   
7.5
insulin aspart systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
6 reviews
   
7.3
sitagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
36 reviews
   
7.2
metformin / pioglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
6 reviews
   
7.2
metformin / sitagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
32 reviews
   
7.0
nateglinide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: meglitinides
0 reviews
   
7.0
glyburide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
5 reviews
   
6.8
metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: non-sulfonylureas
83 reviews
   
6.7
rosiglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: thiazolidinediones
7 reviews
   
6.0
metformin / saxagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
7 reviews
   
6.0
metformin / rosiglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
3 reviews
   
6.0
pioglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: thiazolidinediones
30 reviews
   
5.5
linagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
17 reviews
   
5.4
colesevelam systemic (Pro, More...)
class: bile acid sequestrants
5 reviews
   
5.4
dapagliflozin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: SGLT-2 inhibitors
8 reviews
   
4.9
dulaglutide systemic (More...)
class: incretin mimetics
8 reviews
   
4.9
tolazamide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviews
   
2.0
alogliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
1 reviewNot rated
Be the first
troglitazone systemic (More...)
class: thiazolidinediones
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
simvastatin / sitagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations, antihyperlipidemic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
tolbutamide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
acetohexamide systemic (More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
alogliptin / metformin systemic (More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
glipizide / metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
canagliflozin / metformin systemic (More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
empagliflozin / linagliptin systemic (More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
alogliptin / pioglitazone systemic (More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
acarbose systemic (Pro, More...)
class: alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
metformin / repaglinide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
insulin zinc systemic (More...)
class: insulin
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
insulin zinc extended systemic (More...)
class: insulin
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first
albiglutide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: incretin mimetics
0 reviewsNot rated
Be the first

Alternative treatments for Diabetes, Type 2

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Diabetes, Type 2. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2.

Topics under Diabetes, Type 2

Learn more about Diabetes, Type 2

Synonym(s): Diabetes; Noninsulin-dependent Diabetes; Type 2 Diabetes

Browse Drugs by Condition

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Hide
(web3)