What Are Side Effects of Type 2 Diabetes Medication ?

Side effects come in some certain ways during the type 2 diabetes medications. You’d better pay attention to the following two types:

1. Hypoglycemia
You may suffer hypoglycemia from those medications: Sulfonylureas like glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase), glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL); Meglitinides like nateglinide (Starlix) and repaglinide (Prandin)

2. Upset stomach, gas, or diarrhea
Some drugs may make your stomach uncomfortable such as DPP-4 inhibitors like linagliptin (Tradjenta), saxagliptin (Onglyza), and sitagliptin (Januvia) Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors like acarbose (Precose) and miglitol (Glyset) GLP-1 agonists like albiglutide (Tanzeum), dulaglutide (Trulicity), exenatide (Byetta), exenatide extended release (Bydureon), and liraglutide (Saxenda, Victoza) Metformin (Fortamet, Glucophage, Glumetza, Riomet).


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