What Are the Common Medications for Type 2 Diabetes?

Q:
I am considering changing my type 2 diabetes medication. Can anyone list a diabetes medication list? Thx!
A: 
FIY, here listed are the common used ones:

Sulfonylureas

  • Glimepiride (Amaryl)
  • Glipizide (Glucotrol)
  • Glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase, Glynase)

Meglitinides

  • Nateglinide (Starlix)
  • Repaglinide (Prandin)

Biguanides

  • Metformin (Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Riomet, Fortamet).

Thiazolidinediones

  • Pioglitazone (Actos)
  • Rosiglitazone (Avandia)

Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors

  • Acarbose (Precose)
  • Miglitol (Glyset)

Dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitors

  • Alogliptin (Nesina)
  • Linagliptin (Tradjenta)
  • Sitagliptin (Januvia)
  • Saxagliptin (Onglyza)

Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors

  • Canagliflozin (Invokana)
  • Dapagliflozin (Farxiga)
  • Empagliflozin (Jardiance)

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