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 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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Actos (Pro, More...)
generic name: pioglitazone class: thiazolidinediones
27 reviews
   
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5.3
Amaryl (Pro, More...)
generic name: glimepiride class: sulfonylureas
13 reviews
   
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8.4
Bydureon (Pro, More...)
generic name: exenatide class: incretin mimetics
55 reviews
   
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8.2
Byetta (Pro, More...)
generic name: exenatide class: incretin mimetics
59 reviews
   
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8.2
Glucophage (More...)
generic name: metformin class: non-sulfonylureas
17 reviews
   
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6.1
Glucotrol (More...)
generic name: glipizide class: sulfonylureas
7 reviews
   
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9.1
Humalog (Pro, More...)
generic name: insulin lispro class: insulin
2 reviews
   
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7.4
Humulin N (Pro, More...)
generic name: insulin isophane class: insulin
0 reviews
   
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8.7
Invokana (Pro, More...)
generic name: canagliflozin class: SGLT-2 inhibitors
18 reviews
   
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8.7
Janumet (More...)
generic name: metformin/sitagliptin class: antidiabetic combinations
24 reviews
   
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7.2
Januvia (Pro, More...)
generic name: sitagliptin class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
32 reviews
   
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7.2
Kombiglyze XR (More...)
generic name: metformin/saxagliptin class: antidiabetic combinations
4 reviews
   
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6.5
Lantus (Pro, More...)
generic name: insulin glargine class: insulin
6 reviews
   
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8.5
Lantus Solostar (More...)
generic name: insulin glargine class: insulin
7 reviews
   
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8.4
Levemir (Pro, More...)
generic name: insulin detemir class: insulin
8 reviews
   
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9.6
Novolog (Pro, More...)
generic name: insulin aspart class: insulin
3 reviews
   
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5.0
Onglyza (Pro, More...)
generic name: saxagliptin class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
9 reviews
   
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7.6
Tradjenta (Pro, More...)
generic name: linagliptin class: dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors
14 reviews
   
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4.2
Victoza (Pro, More...)
generic name: liraglutide class: incretin mimetics
203 reviews
   
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8.7
Welchol (Pro, More...)
generic name: colesevelam class: bile acid sequestrants
5 reviews
   
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5.4
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Synonym(s): Diabetes; Noninsulin-dependent Diabetes; Type 2 Diabetes

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