CATEGORIES OF ANTIDIABETIC DRUGS

 

1)      Insulin

2)      Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (starch inhibitors)

3)      Sulfonylureas

4)      Biguanides

5)      Thizoladinediones

6)      Insulin secretagogues

 

Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (starch inhibitors) Block intestinal starch absorption

Precose Acarbose

Glyset Miglitol

 

Sulfonylureas

Amaryl - Glimepiride

Dia-beta Glyburide

Diabinase Chlorpropamide

Dymelor Acetohexamide

Glucotrol Olipazide

Micronase Glyburide

Orinase Tolbutamide

Tolinase - Tolazamide

 

Biguanides

Glucophage - Metformin hydrochloride

 

Thizoladinediones

Actos Piglitazone

Avandia Rosiglitazone

 

Insulin secretagogues nonsulfonylurea hypoglycemic agents (metglitinides)

Prandin Repaglinide

Starlix Nateglinide (not approved in US)