Combination Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
Some drugs are combined in one pill
Some medications combine the effects of two medications, and that has one main advantage. Many people with type 2 diabetes end up taking multiple prescriptions anyway, so it can be convenient to have them combined in one pill.
A potential drawback of using a combination medication is that it’s harder to adjust the dosage; the medications come with certain doses of one medication to the other.
Examples of combination medications for type 2 diabetes:
- Metformin and glipizide (Metaglip)
- Rosiglitazone and glimepiride (Avandaryl)
- Pioglitazone and metformin (ACTOplus Met)
- Metformin and glyburide (Glucovance)
- Rosiglitazone and metformin (Avandamet)
- Pioglitazone and glimepiride (duetact)
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