Combination Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Some drugs are combined in one pill

Written by Lisa M. Leontis RN, ANP-C, Amy Hess-Fischl MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE

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:



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