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Avandia Alternatives

There are several Avandia alternatives for type 2 diabetes, including lifestyle changes, other oral diabetes medications, and insulin or other injectable diabetes medications. In many situations, lifestyle changes alone (such as weight loss) may not be effective at controlling a patient's diabetes. As a result, other medications (such as sulfonylureas) may be necessary.

Avandia Alternatives Explained

Avandia® (rosiglitazone maleate) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Due to the risk of serious cardiovascular problems (such as heart attacks or strokes), the use of this medication is severely restricted. As a result, people may be searching for suitable alternatives to Avandia. Fortunately, several other options are available.
 
Some of these Avandia alternatives include:
 

Oral Diabetes Medicines

Fortunately, there are many other different types of oral diabetes drugs available to treat type 2 diabetes, including:
 
  • Thiazolidinediones
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Biguanides
  • Meglitinides
  • Alpha glucosidase inhibitors
  • Dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitors
  • Ergot alkaloids
  • Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2 inhibitors)
  • Bile acid sequestrants
  • Combination medications.

 

Thiazolidinediones (Glitazones)

These medications work mostly by helping the body to use its natural insulin better. In addition to Avandia, there is one other glitazone currently available -- pioglitazone (Actos®).

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