Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors

A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors are oral antidiabetes agents that help control blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes patients. They inhibit the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase 4 and regulate the levels of insulin the body produces after a meal. Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibition results in increased activity of incretins, which inhibits glucagon release. This leads to increased insulin secretion, decreased gastric emptying and therefore decreased blood sugar levels.

Filter by:
Drug Name DownUp( View by: Brand | Generic ) Reviews Ratings DownUp
Onglyza (Pro, More...)
generic name: saxagliptin
9 reviews
   
Rate it
7.6
Januvia (Pro, More...)
generic name: sitagliptin
32 reviews
   
Rate it
7.0
Tradjenta (Pro, More...)
generic name: linagliptin
14 reviews
   
Rate it
4.2
Nesina (More...)
generic name: alogliptin
1 review
   
Rate it
0.0

See also...

Medical conditions associated with dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors:

Hide
(web5)