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Medications for Diabetes, Type 1

Other names: Insulin Dependent Diabetes; Juvenile onset diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes

What is Diabetes, Type 1:  Type 1 diabetes mellitus, more commonly known as type 1 diabetes, is a disease in which the pancreas produces too little insulin to meet the body's needs. Insulin is a hormone that helps control the level of glucose in the blood. Glucose is the main form of sugar in the body.

Medications to treat Diabetes, Type 1

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Humalog B N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: insulin lispro systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Lantus C N X 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: insulin glargine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Novolog B N X 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: insulin aspart systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Apidra C N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: insulin glulisine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Levemir B N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: insulin detemir systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Lantus Solostar C N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: insulin glargine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Humalog KwikPen B N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: insulin lispro systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
NovoLog FlexPen B N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: insulin aspart systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Afrezza C N X 33 reviews
7.0

Generic name: insulin inhalation, rapid acting systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Symlin C N X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: pramlintide systemic

Drug class: amylin analogs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Humulin N B N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: insulin isophane systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
insulin glargine C N X 17 reviews
5.0

Generic name: insulin glargine systemic

Brand names:  Lantus, Lantus Solostar, Toujeo, Toujeo Solostar, Basaglar

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Humulin 70 / 30 B N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: insulin isophane / insulin regular systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Humulin R B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: insulin regular systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
insulin aspart B N X 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: insulin aspart systemic

Brand names:  Novolog, NovoLog FlexPen, NovoLog PenFill, Fiasp

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
insulin lispro B N X 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: insulin lispro systemic

Brand names:  Humalog, Humalog KwikPen

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Novolin 70 / 30 B N X Add review
6.0

Generic name: insulin isophane / insulin regular systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Novolin N B N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: insulin isophane systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Novolin R B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: insulin regular systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Humalog Mix 75 / 25 B N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: insulin lispro / insulin lispro protamine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
NovoLog Mix 70 / 30 B N X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: insulin aspart / insulin aspart protamine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
insulin glulisine C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: insulin glulisine systemic

Brand name:  Apidra

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Toujeo C N X 4 reviews
1.0

Generic name: insulin glargine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Toujeo Solostar C N X 1 review
1.0

Generic name: insulin glargine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
insulin regular B N X 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: insulin regular systemic

Brand names:  Humulin R, Novolin R, Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated), Humulin R U-500 KwikPen, ReliOn / Humulin R

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
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Alternative treatments for Diabetes, Type 1

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Diabetes, Type 1. 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 1.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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