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.

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miglitol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
1 review
   
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10
insulin lispro / insulin lispro protamine systemic (More...)
class: insulin
1 review
   
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10
glimepiride / pioglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviews
   
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10
bromocriptine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dopaminergic antiparkinsonism agents, prolactin inhibitors
0 reviews
   
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10
chromium picolinate systemic (More...)
class: minerals and electrolytes
6 reviews
   
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9.3
repaglinide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: meglitinides
5 reviews
   
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9.3
insulin aspart / insulin aspart protamine systemic (More...)
class: insulin
1 review
   
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9.3
insulin detemir systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
11 reviews
   
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9.1
insulin isophane systemic (More...)
class: insulin
1 review
   
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9.0
glimepiride / rosiglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
1 review
   
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9.0
linagliptin / metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
1 review
   
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9.0
pramlintide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: amylin analogs
1 review
   
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9.0
chlorpropamide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviews
   
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9.0
insulin inhalation, rapid acting systemic (More...)
class: insulin
3 reviews
   
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8.8
insulin isophane / insulin regular systemic (More...)
class: insulin
0 reviews
   
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8.8
liraglutide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: incretin mimetics
205 reviews
   
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8.7
canagliflozin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: SGLT-2 inhibitors
18 reviews
   
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8.7
insulin glargine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
16 reviews
   
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8.6
glimepiride systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
19 reviews
   
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8.5
exenatide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: incretin mimetics
115 reviews
   
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8.2
insulin lispro systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
3 reviews
   
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8.0
insulin glulisine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
0 reviews
   
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8.0
glipizide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
17 reviews
   
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7.7
saxagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
9 reviews
   
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7.6
metformin / sitagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
26 reviews
   
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7.3
sitagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
33 reviews
   
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7.2
metformin / pioglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
6 reviews
   
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7.2
glyburide / metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
3 reviews
   
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7.2
nateglinide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: meglitinides
0 reviews
   
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7.0
glyburide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
5 reviews
   
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6.8
insulin aspart systemic (Pro, More...)
class: insulin
5 reviews
   
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6.7
metformin / saxagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
4 reviews
   
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6.5
metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: non-sulfonylureas
60 reviews
   
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6.4
rosiglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: thiazolidinediones
7 reviews
   
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6.0
metformin / rosiglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
3 reviews
   
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6.0
pioglitazone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: thiazolidinediones
27 reviews
   
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5.4
colesevelam systemic (Pro, More...)
class: bile acid sequestrants
5 reviews
   
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5.4
linagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
15 reviews
   
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4.9
tolazamide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviews
   
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2.0
alogliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
1 reviewNot rated
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simvastatin / sitagliptin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations, antihyperlipidemic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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gotu kola systemic (More...)
class: herbal products
0 reviewsNot rated
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glipizide / metformin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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metformin / repaglinide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
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troglitazone systemic (More...)
class: thiazolidinediones
0 reviewsNot rated
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tolbutamide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviewsNot rated
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dapagliflozin systemic (More...)
class: SGLT-2 inhibitors
0 reviewsNot rated
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acetohexamide systemic (More...)
class: sulfonylureas
0 reviewsNot rated
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insulin zinc extended systemic (More...)
class: insulin
0 reviewsNot rated
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insulin zinc systemic (More...)
class: insulin
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alogliptin / metformin systemic (More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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insulin regular systemic (More...)
class: insulin
0 reviewsNot rated
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alogliptin / pioglitazone systemic (More...)
class: antidiabetic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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acarbose systemic (Pro, More...)
class: alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
0 reviewsNot rated
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lavender systemic (More...)
class: herbal products
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Synonym(s): Diabetes; Noninsulin-dependent Diabetes; Type 2 Diabetes

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