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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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