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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.

Thiazolidinediones also called glitazones, are a class of oral hypoglycemics used in patients with diabetes mellitus. Thiazolidinediones, are insulin sensitisers that act as agonists of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors-gamma (PPARgamma), and they may be used either as monotherapy or in combination with metformin or with sulphonylureas.

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