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Duetact Alternatives

If side effects occur, or if blood sugar levels cannot be controlled adequately with Duetact, alternatives for the medication may be considered. Other options include lifestyle changes, other oral diabetes medicines, or injectable diabetes medications. Examples of other oral diabetes drugs include sulfonylureas, biguanides, and meglitinides. Insulin, incretin mimetics, and amylin analogues are common injectable diabetes medicines also used as Duetact alternatives.

Duetact Alternatives: An Overview

Duetact® (pioglitazone and glimepiride) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. For most people, Duetact is effective in treating their diabetes, and most people tolerate it well. However, as with all medicines, side effects can occur or the medicine may not completely control diabetes. Fortunately, several Duetact alternatives are available.
 
Some of these alternatives include:
 

Duetact Alternatives: Lifestyle Changes

Many lifestyle changes have been shown to be effective in controlling type 2 diabetes (especially early type 2 diabetes). These lifestyle changes include:
 
 
In fact, these changes are important for all people with type 2 diabetes, including people taking diabetes medications.
 
However, for some people, lifestyle changes alone may not be enough to adequately control type 2 diabetes. For these people, medications (including oral and injectable medications) may be necessary.
 
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