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Sulfonylureas
Sulfonylureas are medications that force the pancreas to make more insulin. Because of this, they are effective in controlling blood sugar, but are also more likely to cause dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Medications in this category include:
 
Biguanides
Metformin (Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, Riomet®) is the only biguanide medication currently available. It works by helping the body use its natural insulin better. It also decreases sugar (glucose) production by the liver and decreases sugar absorption from the diet.
 
Meglitinides
Meglitinides are similar to sulfonylureas, in that they force the pancreas to produce more insulin. However, they are short-acting and are less likely to cause dangerously low blood sugar. They are usually taken before every meal. Meglitinides include:
 
Thiazolidinediones
These medications, also called glitazones, primarily work by helping the body use its natural insulin better. Medications in this category include:
 
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