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There are several Avandaryl 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 and changes in diet) may not be effective at controlling type 2 diabetes. As a result, other medications may be necessary.

Avandaryl Alternatives Explained

Avandaryl® (rosiglitazone and glimepiride) 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 Avandaryl. Fortunately, there are several possible substitutes for Avandaryl.
Some of these Avandaryl alternatives include:

Other Oral Diabetes Medicines

Fortunately, there are many other different types of oral diabetes drugs available to treat type 2 diabetes, including:
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Biguanides
  • Meglitinides
  • Thiazolidinediones
  • Alpha glucosidase inhibitors
  • Dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitors
  • Ergot alkaloids 
  • Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2 inhibitors)
  • Bile acid sequestrants
  • Combination medications.
Avandaryl is a combination of a thiazolidinedione (rosiglitazone) and a sulfonylurea (glimepiride).
Thiazolidinediones (Glitazones)
These medications work mostly by helping the body to use its natural insulin better. These medications include:
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