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:
- Other oral diabetes medications (see Diabetes Medication)
- Lifestyle changes
- Insulin and other injectable diabetes medications.
Oral Diabetes MedicinesFortunately, there are many other different types of oral diabetes drugs available to treat type 2 diabetes, including:
- Alpha glucosidase inhibitors
- Dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitors
- Ergot alkaloids
- Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2 inhibitors)
- Bile acid sequestrants
- Combination medications.