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Maintenance Drugs for Diabetes

Maintenance drugs are medications that should be regularly taken or administered usually for a life time as prescribed by doctors for chronic, long‐term conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Maintenance drugs are well‐established medications that are proven safety and effective.

For diabetes, there are different maintenance drugs used for managing the disease. The different drugs work differently. For instance, Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors acts by delaying the digestion of ingested carbohydrates, thereby controlling the rise of in blood sugar levels after meals. Glitazones – Thiazolidinediones on the other hand is an antidiabetic agent that decreases insulin resistance in the periphery and in the liver.

Hence, it is important to consult one’s doctor in order to know the correct prescription maintenance drug that is appropriate for your case. Following is the list of common maintenance drugs (brand names) for diabetes:

Actos
Actoplus Met
Amaryl
Avandia
Bydureon
Byetta
Duetact
Glimepiride
Glipizide
Glucophage
Glucotrol
Glyburide
Humalog
Invokana
Janumet
Januvia
Kombiglyze XR
Lantus
Levemir
Novolog
Onglyza
Prandin
Tradjenta
Victoza
Welchol

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