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Diabetes Drugs

The following are some of the diabetes drugs available in the U.S.:

Actos (pioglitazone)

Amaryl (glimepiride)

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Avandia (rosiglitazone)

Byetta (exenatide)

DiaBeta (glyburide)

Glucophage (metformin)

Glucovance (glyburide and metformin)

Glynase (glyburide)

Glyset (miglitol)

Humalog (insulin lispro)

Insulin Isophane

Invokana (canaglifozin)

Januvia (sitagliptin)

Jardiance (empagliflozin)

Kazano (alogliptin and metformin)

Lantus (insulin glargine)

Nesina (alogliptin)

NovoLog (insulin aspart)

Onglyza (saxagliptin)

Oseni (alogliptin and pioglitazone)

Prandin (repaglinide)

Precose (acarbose)

Starlix (nateglinide)

Tanzeum (albiglutide)

Tradjenta (Linagliptin

Trulicity (dulaglutide)

Victoza (liraglutide)

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on October 07, 2014

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