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What are Non-sulfonylureas?

Biguanides are classed as non-sulfonylureas. Metformin is the only available biguanide for diabetes treatment. It inhibits the amount of glucose produced by the liver, increases the insulin-receptor binding and stimulates tissue uptake of glucose. Metformin does not stimulate the pancreas to make or release more insulin so doesn't cause hypoglycemia.

Metformin is used to treat Type 2 diabetes.

List of Non-sulfonylureas

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Glucophage (Pro)
Generic name: metformin
40 reviews
Glucophage XR (Pro)
Generic name: metformin
10 reviews
Glumetza (Pro)
Generic name: metformin
4 reviews
Riomet (Pro)
Generic name: metformin
2 reviews
Fortamet (Pro)
Generic name: metformin
1 review
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

See also

Medical conditions associated with non-sulfonylureas:

Further information

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