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Antidiabetics These drugs do not cure diabetes but treat the disease and symptoms various ways
Insulin Replaces insulin not created by the pancreas in order to transport glucose in the blood stream into the body's cells where the glucose provides energy. Stored in glass vials, administered SQ, refrigerated, check for storage directions
Novolog, Novolog FlexPen insulin aspart
Levemir, Levemir FlexTouch insulin detemir
Lantus, Lantus SoloStar insulin glargine
Humalog, Humalog KwikPen insulin lispro
Sulfonylureas Increases insulin released by the pancreas. Oral hypoglycemic, 2nd generations re most commonly prescribed
Tolinase (1st gen) tolazamide
Diabinese (1st gen) chlorpropamide
DiaBeta (2nd gen) glyburide
Glucotrol (2nd gen) glipizide
Amaryl (2nd gen) glimepiride
Biguanide Decreases the absorption of glucose and glucose output from the liver. PO med available in tablet and oral solution form.
Glucophage, Glucophage XR metformin
Riomet metformin oral solution
Thiazolidinediones (TZD) Lower blood glucose by increasing insulin sensitivity. Po med for Type 2 Diabetes, common ending -glitazone
Actos pioglitazone
Avandia rosiglitazone
Created by: FutureKrow



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