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Onglyza Alternatives

Sulfonylureas are medications that force the pancreas to make more insulin. Because of this, they are very effective in controlling blood sugar but are also more likely to cause dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). These diabetes medications include:
Metformin (Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, or Riomet®) is the only biguanide medication currently available. Metformin 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 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 (Glitazones)
These medications work mostly by helping the body use its natural insulin better. There are currently two thiazolidinediones available for type 2 diabetes treatment:
Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitors
These diabetes medications prevent the breakdown of sugar and carbohydrates in the digestive tract, slowing their absorption. These medications are used to decrease blood sugar levels after meals. These medicines include:
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