Anti Diabates Tablets

Sugar-lowering pills are considered one of the most important and basic ways to treat type 2 diabetes, in addition to a healthy diet and physical activity.

The main issues with type 2 diabetics are the facts that they become resistant to insulin and unable to use it effectively, and it can also be accompanied with the lack of insulin production. This is where the use of sugar-lowering pills is necessary to become less insulin-resistant and to stimulate the pancreas to increase insulin production.

For treating and controlling sugar levels with type 2 diabetes patients, diabetes pills can be taken with or without insulin in addition to adapting to a healthier diet.

Types of Diabetes Pills

  • Sulphonylureas


  • Medical Name: 
    Glibenclamide
    Gliclazide
    Gliclazide
    Glipizide
    Glimepiride

    How it Works: Stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin.

    How to Use: It’s very important to consume the meal after the medication is taken to avoid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

    Side Effects: Possibility of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

  • Meglitinides


  • Medical Name: 
    Repaglinide.

    How it Works: Stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin.

    How to Use: It’s very important to consume the meal after the medication is taken to avoid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

    Side Effects: Possibility of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

  • Metformins


  • Medical Name: 
    Metformin

    How it Works: Reduces insulin resistance and assists the body in using up insulin effectively.

    How to Use: To be taken with meals. Two to three times a day.

    Side Effects: Digestive problems (nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, and gas), muscle weakness and bone loss

  • Thazolidinediones


  • Medical Name: 
    Rosiglitazone
    Pioglitazone.

    How it Works: Reduces insulin resistance and assists the body in using up insulin effectively.

    How to Use: Once or twice a day.

    Side Effects: Weight gain, imbalance in kidney enzymes, and increased risk for heart stroke.

Advantages of Metformins
  • Rarely causes hypoglycemia.
  • Helps with weight loss.

Advantages of Thazolidinediones
  • Keeps you at a very low risk of developing hypoglycemia

There are also some new medications that are available to treat diabetes patients

  • DDP4 Inhibitors


  • Medical Name: 
    Sitagliptin.

    How it Works: Insulin production increases, and dereases the amount of glucose made by the liver.

    How To Use: Once a day before or with meals.

    Side Effects: Upper respiratory infections, headaches, diarrhea.

  • Incretin Mimetics


  • Medical Name: 
    Exenatide.

    How it Works: Insulin production increases, and dereases the amount of glucose made by the liver.

    How To Use: Given by injection.

    Side Effects: Increases risk for pancreatitis, dizziness, diarrhea, and nausea.

*** Exenatide is given via injection, but we have added it to the list since it’s one of the new treatments that are used to treat type 2 diabetes. It works similarly to the way the pills work, by lower blood sugar levels and cannot be classified amongst insulin.:***

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